Blaster Master is an NES classic that many have fond memories of. What's not to love in a game where you can not only drive a tank but get out and explore on foot? The gameplay was great and upgrading the tank and your character was fun and as you progressed you felt like a badass. In retrospect my only minor gripe with Blaster Master is the same one I had with many NES games in that there was no save feature on the game cart. Developer Inti Creates and Sunsoft are partnering up to launch the all new Blaster Master Zero that will come out exclusively on the Nintendo 3DS and I hope later the Switch.

"Using the original Blaster Master game as a base, we are setting out to create a fully 8-bit experience in a way that both hearkens back to the golden age of the NES and uses the current generation hardware to optimize and power up the game for the players of today. This of course includes new areas and bosses, and new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay when battling outside of your SOPHIA 3rd tank, a more robust scenario, refined and expanded exploration mechanics, and more."

Blaster Master Zero looks like an extension of the original game but does add new features such as in level gun switching and improved weapons. But at it's core it looks like if you loved the original game and always wanted more this is something you need to check out.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 11/10/2016 at 05:29pm

Shut up and take my money!

Nicholas_Biondi wrote on 11/11/2016 at 03:52am


Travis   Admin wrote on 11/11/2016 at 01:01pm

I legitimately didn't realize that Sunsoft was still around!

I feel great shame that I've never played this game. I guess I should?

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/11/2016 at 04:44pm

I never played the game, but I remember reading a Blaster Master book as a child. I don't remember anything, other than it being AWESOME.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 11/11/2016 at 04:56pm

Turns out it was part of a series of novelizations of video games known as Worlds of Power

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/12/2016 at 02:16am

I don't remember those books. But I had this one:

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 11/12/2016 at 02:16am

I think I still might have it in a box somewhere.

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