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Blaster Master Zero

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Critics Consensus: Accessible difficulty, superb retro graphics, and rewarding exploration make Blaster Master Zero a welcome return of a largely overlooked 8-bit classic.
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# Reviews: 24

Accessible difficulty, superb retro graphics, and rewarding exploration make Blaster Master Zero a welcome return of a largely overlooked 8-bit classic.

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43% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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6/10
Dave Irwin (TheSixthAxis)

Structurally, Blaster Master Zero is a significant step forward for the franchise, but provided you are actively avoiding getting hit, the game is just too easy. Mildly more interesting when driving around in a tank than gunning down mutants on foot, it’s probably a great entry point to the series for more inexperienced gamers. It’s just a shame that this reintroduction doesn’t provide much of a challenge.

April 6, 2017 |

Blaster Master Zero is just one more feather in the Switch’s cap and one that sits nicely on the eShop at a very welcoming price point.

August 31, 2017 |
8/10
John Whitehouse (ZTGD)
9/10
Azario Lopez (DualShockers)

Blaster Master Zero does everything right in terms of rebooting an old franchise. The game retains all the quirks and cues fans of the series adore and presents them in a way that a new generation of gamers can enjoy. The pacing and difficulty is set just right to keep gamers entertained for hours. In short, this is now the definitive way to play a game from my childhood that I’ve held so close to heart.

March 9, 2017 |

Dave Irwin (TheSixthAxis)

6/10 - (Read Review)

Structurally, Blaster Master Zero is a significant step forward for the franchise, but provided you are actively avoiding getting hit, the game is just too easy. Mildly more interesting when driving around in a tank than gunning down mutants on foot, it’s probably a great entry point to the series for more inexperienced gamers. It’s just a shame that this reintroduction doesn’t provide much of a challenge.

John Whitehouse (ZTGD)

8/10 - (Read Review)

Blaster Master Zero is just one more feather in the Switch’s cap and one that sits nicely on the eShop at a very welcoming price point.

Azario Lopez (DualShockers)

9/10 - (Read Review)

Blaster Master Zero does everything right in terms of rebooting an old franchise. The game retains all the quirks and cues fans of the series adore and presents them in a way that a new generation of gamers can enjoy. The pacing and difficulty is set just right to keep gamers entertained for hours. In short, this is now the definitive way to play a game from my childhood that I’ve held so close to heart.

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Using the original 1988 NES title “Blaster Master” from Sunsoft as a base, with the addition of new areas and bosses, new gameplay elements such as extra sub-weapons, improved gameplay, a more robust scenario, refined and expanded exploration mechanics, and more. 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.

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