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Blaster Master Zero

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:21 am
by EOJ
I bought this the other day and I can't stop playing. It is REALLY good. I remember the original game back in the day but I could never beat it. This is a lot easier, but still tons of fun. I'm playing on 3DS for the crisp 240p and d-pad controls, but it's also available on Switch.

I've played about 6 hours, probably nearing the end.

Re: Blaster Master Zero

Posted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:20 am
by Gaijin Punch
That does look pretty cool. Downloadable on Switch I assume?

Re: Blaster Master Zero

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 1:21 am
by EOJ
Yep, downloadable. Only ten bucks, or 980yen on the Japanese shop (that's where I bought it). I just finished the game, took me about 8.5 hours. Totally rad from start to finish. You can choose English or Japanese language in the options.

I really recommend playing it on a New 3DS XL, the pixel art looks soooo nice in 240p, and the d-pad controls are great (no d-pad on a Switch).

Re: Blaster Master Zero

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 5:46 pm
by Gaijin Punch
No DS here... again, my kid has one. Might steal his. He rarely plays it. :D

Re: Blaster Master Zero

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:26 pm
by EOJ
Your kid has all the good stuff! ;) I wonder if he might like this game? The difficulty is a bit tame, and it's a great intro to Metroidvanias and classic pixel art.

Re: Blaster Master Zero

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:17 am
by JoshF
I enjoyed the demo. Looks more authentic than that embarrassing Double Dragon game from Arc System*. Unfortunately the dithered pixels blur during scrolling on the 3DS screen.


*Still not as bad as that wink-at-the-camera ironic hipster farce that WayForward made.

Re: Blaster Master Zero

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:40 am
by EOJ
Switch version is 60fps, 3DS is 30fps. So that's something. Regardless, I still really enjoyed it on 3DS. I have a Switch now but don't think I'll buy the game again.

Re: Blaster Master Zero

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:02 am
by Gaijin Punch
My son is finally playing his games. He's about to clear Super Mario 3d Land, but he basically watches Youtube and then does it himself. However, this is a massive fucking improvement from him playing something for about 10 minutes and quitting. (It took him a year to realize he didn't have to always be moving). Most parents hate it when their kids play game all day but mine has just started at the age of 10, and I'm viewing it as a bit of normalcy. For Xmas he wants "his" Wii back (which was mine) so I figure we do that for Xmas (basically spend nothing) and he can have a Switch 6 weeks later for his bday.

Re: Blaster Master Zero

Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:47 am
by brentsg
At least your kid is playing something cool.

My twins are 12 now and I can't get my son to play anything but Roblox, and the daughter is still playing Minecraft. Like the house couldn't collapse in an earthquake b/c all the arcade and console games would hold it up.. but they have fuck all for interest in any of it.

The only arcade game they ever showed any interest in was DFK 1.5 b/c they could play ez-mode while ignoring score and have fun with it. Naturally my dumb ass sold that one.

Re: Blaster Master Zero

Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:48 pm
by Gaijin Punch
Dude... teach them chaining or put them up for adoption!

Told myself I was gonna get a switch and play SM Odyssey, but still working on the house. Will probably hook up my XBox and play JSRF soon... kinda got a hankering for it and little else.

Re: Blaster Master Zero

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:59 am
by EOJ
Gaijin Punch wrote:
Told myself I was gonna get a switch and play SM Odyssey, but still working on the house.


Zelda BOTW is the much better game. If you're (initially) going to get just one game with a Switch I'd go with that.