Blue Stinger is an action survival horror game released in 1999 for the Dreamcast and only for the Dreamcast. It was developed by Climax Graphics, a small Japanese developer that (unfortunately) didn’t leave a huge mark in gaming history – except Blue Stinger and the “sequel” Illbleed. It was released in 1999 worldwide and was met with mixed reviews. The negative was mainly focused on the fixed, behind-the-player third-person view while the Japanese version had a cinematic style camera system.
The music is composed by Toshihiko Sahashi that’s the mind behind A LOT of music for television and animated shows. Just to mention a few we have Ghost Sweeper Mikami, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED, Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny and Gunslinger Girl.
You should try this game. Although it received mixed reviews when it was released back in 1999 it still became a favourite in many gamers collections. Blue Stinger to this day still has a small cult following that is demanding an HD remake (of course).
We see the charm. It does not have the gritty style of Resident Evil and the horror of Silent Hill but it has a fun, quirky story. It even has a porn shop in the mall that you can visit, and don’t forget the cameos from strange racing game Pen Pen.
The biggest downfall for Blue Stinger however, is the camera, that has a mind of its own. You kind of get used to it, but it will be the source of much frustration throughout the game.
But again; try out this game. It could be your next guilty pleasure.
Blue Stinger (Video Game),Dreamcast (Video Game Platform),Activision (Video Game Developer),Survival Horror (Media Genre)