Barnyard Blast isn't trying to redefine the action-platformer. No one could argue that it's a particularly polished game, and its gameplay is pretty shallow. Still, Gamezone can't quite find it in their heart to say that it's entirely without merit. Sure, it's an unapologetic throwback to 8-bit at its most frustrating, but it's somehow charming nonetheless.
Just as cheesy B-movies can be appreciated for their campy, trashy fun, Barnyard Blast can be kind of enjoyable despite its numerous glaring problems. If you can handle an atrocious difficulty curve, archaic game design, and dated technology, Barnyard Blast might provide you with a few hours of old-school horror action.