Pros: Blowing stuff up, some of the puzzle elements are cool
Cons: Very confusing at times, graphics are cheap looking
Blast Corps is a pretty cool game, though admittedly I never felt the need to get really far in it. It's made by Rare, and while possibly the worst Rare N64 game, it's still fun and playable. I mean they made Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, and Banjo Kazooie, so this is a significant step down, but it's still a lot of fun.
The game overworld is a planet with circles you select to pick stages. There are a number of stages and the game has a ton of different things going on in it. You yourself are a little guy who usually starts in a vehicle. There are bulldozers, trains, and even giant robots you can control. It's really fun seeing what new task the game throws at you. The goals are always the same. You either blow everything up, or clear a path for a convoy to pass through because evidently the Blast Corps are terrorists and you this convoy doesn't like to drive in anything but a straight line, so all buildings must be blown up and victims killed to clear a path. Maybe.
So you break buildings by doing things like slamming into them, pushing TNT crates into them, using certain tools like pushing levers attached to your vehicles, and more. The robots are gigantic and just outright slam into the houses and blow them to bits. It's kind of comedic. You can jump out of your vehicle and get into a new one at any time, which is cool. The gameplay is still pretty shallow. I mean a lot of dynamics are at play, but a lot of times I can also simply not figure out what to do. For example, on one stage, I need to push a train about. I push this train up and down for five minutes, try to make it attack, explode, do something, and I can't leave the train, so what the hell am I supposed to do? I suppose I could use a guide, but for such a simplistic game concept it seems silly.
The graphics aren't very good at all, in fact, they're kind of bad. Overtly colorful, though blowing stuff up is always fun and the explosions look decent for a 15 year old game. The audio is just OK, there's nothing to really write home about there.
I cannot say this is particularly my favorite N64 game, but it's certainly not a bad one. It's kind of like a puzzle game, there are certainly puzzle elements, and you can always try to rack up a high score because each time you replay levels you can blow up more and more stuff, but I don't feel like the high score is really relevant in games like this. It's worth playing if you enjoy games made simply for explosions and slight puzzle elements, but it's not got the lasting appeal of some of the better N64 games.