Wikipedia article of the day for December 22, 2017

The Wikipedia article of the day for December 22, 2017 is Blast Corps.
Blast Corps is an action video game for the Nintendo 64, released worldwide on December 22, 1997, in which the player uses vehicles to destroy buildings in the path of a runaway nuclear missile carrier. Through the game’s 57 levels, the player solves puzzles by moving objects and bridging gaps with the vehicles. The game was developed at Rare by a small team of recent graduates over the course of a year. They were inspired, in part, by the puzzle elements of Donkey Kong (1994). Nintendo published and released Blast Corps to critical acclaim in March 1997 in Japan and North America, with a wider release at the year’s end. The game received several editor’s choice awards and Metacritic’s second highest Nintendo 64 ratings of 1997, but sold below the team’s expectations at one million copies. Reviewers praised the game’s originality, variety, and graphics, but some critiqued its controls and repetition. Reviewers of the 2015 Rare Replay retrospective compilation noted Blast Corps as a standout title.



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