A masterclass in retro game design
In the early days of the Switch eShop, one of the first indie darlings to resonate with audiences was Blaster Master Zero, an enhanced remake of the NES classic. What began as an already solid remake quickly grew into something much more substantial thanks to a series of paid content drops and free updates that...
10 rapid-fire questions for Ippo Yamada
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No word on a Western release at this time
We had high praise for Blaster Master Zero and its sequel when they first launched, giving them 8/10 stars and 9/10 stars respectively. Inti Creates has successfully revived this old school action-platformer series and yesterday, we received news that
It's the "final piece of the trilogy"
Before we get stuck into the meat of this news piece, we just really want to highlight the incredible voiceover in the above trailer. It's like being warped back to the kind of '90s toy adverts that proclaimed things as XTREME and RADICAL, and we love it. Anyway, on with the story: Blaster Master Zero 3, the...
Arrives next week
During the recent New Game+ Expo Showcase, Inti Creates announced it would be releasing "totally bonkers" Kanna Raising Simulator DLC for Blaster Master Zero 2. It'll be arriving on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms next week on 29th June for $1.99 (or your regional equivalent). Here's a bit about this new mini-game...
That's a lot of Blaster Master!
Update (Tue 26th May, 2020 01:30 BST): As suspected, Limited Run Games will be releasing physical versions of Blaster Master Zero and Blaster Master Zero 2 on the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Pre-orders will open for four weeks starting on 29th May. There'll be the option of a standard edition or classic...
And sales have surpassed 120,000 units
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"don't expect us to pull our support"
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Master your blast
One of the highlights of last month’s Nindies Showcase was the Blaster Master Zero 2 announcement. Right after the presentation, the game was released on the Switch eShop. If you had somehow forgotten about this follow-up to the 2017 title, now might be the time to check it out. It’s a bigger and better adventure for Jason and...
Unravel Two! Fate/EXTELLA! Air Conflicts!
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The side-scrolling/top-down hybrid action adventure gameplay returns with a brand new sequel to Blaster Master Zero!
Experience the yet-untold story of Jason and Eve after defeating Earth's mutant scourge as they venture into the depths of space in their new battle tank, "GAIA-SOPHIA"!
The story of Blaster Master Zero 2 begins a few months after the events of the first game (released on March 9, 2017), where the main protagonist Jason saves planet Earth from the mutants. Eve has been infected by mutant cells that are slowly corrupting her body, so together with Jason and Fred, they board G-SOPHIA and begin an intergalactic journey to Eve's home planet, Sophia, in hopes of finding a cure for the mutant infection.
A perfect blend of action-adventure through outer space and the signature Blaster Master gameplay creates a formula for a fun new experience.
- G-SOPHIA's Gaia System is the key to maximum mutant blasting efficiency!
The Gaia System converts the energy created by the impact of falling from tall heights or taking damage, then turns that energy into SP. By making good use of the terrain, more and more SP can be recovered, allowing Jason to use more of G-SOPHIA's sub-weapons.
Mastering the Gaia System brings out G-SOPHIA's full potential, allowing players to traverse stages in an ultra-satisfying way.
- Get familiar with Jason's new technique, the BLAST COUNTER.
Jason's got a new trick up his sleeve! In top-down view stages, Jason can initiate a BLAST COUNTER at the moment an enemy makes an attack, allowing him to deliver a powerful counterattack.
Getting a feel for BLAST COUNTERS allows you to dish out lots of damage and make good use of your wide variety of gun levels and sub-weapons. This is the key to clearing top-down view stages with speed!
- Power up G-SOPHIA and Jason as you travel across the galaxy!
Search high and low across the planets you visit to find hidden maps for small planetoids in their orbit. Explore a wide variety of planetoids and find upgrades for G-SOPHIA and Jason.
- A whole new group of Metal Attackers with their own pilots and support droids takes the stage!
Throughout his journey, Jason crosses paths with a motley cast of Metal Attacker battle-tank pilots and their respective support droids. Sometimes they're friend, sometimes they're foe.