Blaster Master Zero Out Now, Pro Controller Support On The Way
Inti Creates' remake of the NES classic is now available for Switch and 3DS.
If you've been gaming for a while, then you might remember an old NES game called Blaster Master. Released back in 1988 — and called Super Planetary War Records: Metafight in Japan, which is way cooler in my opinion — Blaster Master had you traversing levels utilizing two different gameplay styles. You'd control a tank-like vehicle called SOPHIA in side-scrolling segments and its driver, Jason, in top-down segments. It had a few sequels over the years, but never quite took off. Now it's back, returning to its roots for a whole new generation of players.
This revival, titled Blaster Master Zero, is essentially a remake of the original with improved visuals that keep the retro look in place. Inti Creates, the developer behind Azure Striker Gunvolt, made this happen, and reviews so far have been pretty positive. You can see it in action in the trailer above, or you could just hop on over to the eShop on your 3DS or Switch and grab it for only $10. If you're intending to nab the game for the Switch, then it's worth noting that it does not currently feature Pro Controller support, but that will be getting patched in on March 16.