Blast Chamber (PlayStation)
Also known as: Kyuu Bakku: Ningen Bakudan Sports (JP)
This game has a prototype article
This game has a prerelease article
Blast Chamber is a 3D puzzle action game where up to four players are trapped in a rotatable cube-shaped chamber, fighting each other in order to survive (or just die the least times) using the environment's numerous traps and powerups to their advantage.
You have a timebomb strapped to your chest. The clock is ticking. Your goal is to survive.
The AIMAPS, BINARYM2 and BINARYM3 directories contain files for three multiplayer chambers that were axed late during development.
"Cover Up" (CUBE05M) features, per face, a single pit door and platform that covers the reactor once stepped on. Available powerups include Mercuries and Crystal Bombs. The A.I. is mostly functional, but are unable to jump and trigger the platform.
Use the following GameShark code to restore "Cover Up" (replaces "Hang Time"):
8001158F 3530 30011CE3 0032 80011CE9 3530
80013DD3 3530 30011A27 0032 80011A2D 3530
80013D9F 3530 30011A0F 0032 80011A15 3530
"Elevators" (CUBE11M) features a pair of four-spike groups on either the upper or lower corners of each face, along with a platform the player must step on in order to be elevated and reach the reactor. Available powerups include Hi-Jumps and Timebombs. The A.I. once again struggles with platforms, this time trying to jump on the elevators from the front, hitting the goal's platform from below in the process.
Use the following GameShark code to restore "Elevators" (replaces "Revolution"):
8001154F 3131 30011C93 0032 80011C99 3131
80013D93 3131 300119D7 0032 800119DD 3131
80013D5F 3131 300119BF 0032 800119C5 3131
"Lava Leap" (CUBE26M) features a pair of spikes on the upper corners of the face, a small lava pit and a trigger-controlled platform above it where the crystal spawns. Available powerups include Crystal Magnets, Paralyzers and Psy-bombs. The A.I. does not attempt to use the platforms, but may pick up Crystal Magnets to obtain the crystal.
Use the following GameShark code to restore "Lava Leap" (replaces "Wind of Death"):
8001151F 3632 30011C57 0033 80011C5D 3632
80013D63 3632 3001199B 0033 800119A1 3632
80013D2F 3632 30011983 0033 80011989 3632
Unused Menu Text
Found in TEXT.ENG is a number of text strings that aren't used anywhere in the game's menus:
WELL DONE ! TIME'S UP PAUSE - CONTINUE RESTART CHAMBER LIVES LEFT PRESS START TO CONTINUE YOU MADE IT... YOU'RE ALIVE YOU CHEATED... YOU'RE OUTTA HERE PICK A COLOUR TO BURN IN WHO ELSE LIKES IT HOT READY WELL? PRESS TO JOIN UNUSED PRESS UNUSED PRESS DRAW GAME MOST ROUNDS WON: LEAST DEATHS, ENTIRE TOURNAMENT PLAY AGAIN? AVERYLONGCUBENAMEINDEED
Messages presumed to be displayed on a debug console can be found scattered at the beginning of the main executable (specifically, at 0x800):
In Japan, Blast Chamber was marketed under the title Kyuu Bakku: Ningen Bakudan Sports, with the title screen following suit:
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The North American version of the game includes a trailer for Time Commando on the Options menu. Since that game wasn't published by Activision in Europe and Japan, this is absent from those versions.
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