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    Default Blaster Master is back (Blaster Master Overdrive)

    Sunsoft has just announced a new Blaster Master game for WiiWare within the last couple of days...and it will apparently already be available for download tomorrow!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSbslfm3aoE

    I've been waiting for a good Blaster Master sequel for 20 years...and I'm a little skeptical about this one, seeing that Blaster Master 2 for Genesis and Blaster Master: Blasting Again for Playstation were complete garbage. However, this one does look very promising...and it looks like they really made an effort to capture the spirit of the original this time around.

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    That is awesome. Loved the NES version back in the day. This is the first I'm hearing about this. How did it slip by me?
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    Damn it! I don't have a Wii, now another reason to buy one. I own every Blaster Master except for Blaster Master Boy, now this download too. It seems like a pattern now, if it's 2d, it gets the download treatment, 3d, and you get a disc. Anyways, I went to Sunsoft's page like a week and half ago, nothing. Hope this game is good.

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    im on it. def gonna get it.

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    Yup. It's true. Here's Sunsoft's page about it.

    http://www.sunsoftgames.com/news/201...rOverdrive.php

    Trailer here

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSbslfm3aoE
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    There go my plans to watch my anime backlog Monday... As long as I don't have to work, I'll play it all day. This is SERIOUS win, and I can't believe they announced it so close to release! I heard that Sunsoft was making a comeback, but this is a pleasant surprise.

    Now... will it follow Jason and his pet frog, or the original Metafight story where the PLANET is Sophia III?

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    Is anyone else getting TMNT: Turtles in Time vibes from that trailer music?
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    Ugh, crappy techno.

    Other than that, it looks like it could potentially be enjoyable.

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    Bah, if it was on Live I'd grab it. I really don't like playing my Wii.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlcarlson View Post
    Bah, if it was on Live I'd grab it. I really don't like playing my Wii.
    seriously?

    a good game is a good game, unless there is gimmicky motion controls on this (doubtful) that is a lame reason not to buy this

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    I remember playing this game when i was younger and loving it. however, i do not think i have ever beat the game? was there a save function in this game?

    the last part i remember playing was getting the hover jets for the vehicle and not knowing where to go after that...

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    I can't say I'm a fan of the colour pallet they chose, but other then that, seem to be full of win(seems to be very true to the original format), so the odds of this game being anything less then great, are slim-none.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisbid View Post
    seriously?

    a good game is a good game, unless there is gimmicky motion controls on this (doubtful) that is a lame reason not to buy this
    what can I say, I don't like playing "normal" games on my Wii.

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    Continue feature... remixed music... no frog in the intro...

    I like this already.

    Is this the beginning of a trend of NES underdog releases? First we get A Boy and His Blob, now Blaster Master, what gets reimagined next? Crystalis?

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    Well, I've beaten the first two areas so far. I really like the play control and the remixed music...and unlike Blaster Master 2 and Blasting Again, the game is actually fun to play. The main gripe I have with it so far is that the levels are bland looking and don't stand out like the levels in the NES original did. I could barely tell level 1 and 2 apart from each other aside from the slightly different color scheme and different music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VG_Maniac View Post
    Well, I've beaten the first two areas so far. I really like the play control and the remixed music...and unlike Blaster Master 2 and Blasting Again, the game is actually fun to play. The main gripe I have with it so far is that the levels are bland looking and don't stand out like the levels in the NES original did. I could barely tell level 1 and 2 apart from each other aside from the slightly different color scheme and different music.
    I really loved the original NES Blaster Master, so this seems like a sure purchase, but I would like some confirmation from someone who DLed it already.

    How's the control scheme/feel(and can I use the classic controller or must I use the wii remote sideways). Aside from the colour pallet, and whatnot(which I kind've knew was meh from the beginning, due to the screenshots), how are the other aspects of the game(if you can describe it/compare it to the NES BM)?

    Finally there are a few 500 point games I been meaning to DL, so in your opinion, is it well worth the 1,000 points?

    To NayusDante: Lol I would love that, "if done right", unlike the crappy remake they made (I loved Crystalis, hands down, the best Action/RPG ever made, so needless to say, if they came out with a Crystalis 2, I would be all over that).
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    I just beat the crab...

    So far, it feels like someone TRIED to mimic the 8-bit style. I wouldn't say they nailed it, because it just does not feel at all like an NES game. It feels more like something done in flash at times.

    I'm sure it gets better when you get more power-ups, but it's really missing something for me. Too many little "amateurish" elements detract from what I'm sure is a good game in the end. The visual style and presentation is probably the worst part of it, and it's not very fun to look at. Beyond that, the gameplay is average at best. I really hope it gets better, because I absolutely love this type of game.

    It doesn't say it supports anything but Wiimote, which is a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoltor View Post
    I really loved the original NES Blaster Master, so this seems like a sure purchase, but I would like some confirmation from someone who DLed it already.

    How's the control scheme/feel(and can I use the classic controller or must I use the wii remote sideways). Aside from the colour pallet, and whatnot(which I kind've knew was meh from the beginning, due to the screenshots), how are the other aspects of the game(if you can describe it/compare it to the NES BM)?

    Finally there are a few 500 point games I been meaning to DL, so in your opinion, is it well worth the 1,000 points?
    I think it's definitely worth the 1,000 points. It's far from perfect, but it's still really fun. Just don't go into it expecting it to top the original Blaster Master, and you'll enjoy it. I think the game controls just fine, although the gameplay in the NES one was a little tighter and faster. You also can't use the classic controller, just the Wii remote turned sideways).

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    Quote Originally Posted by VG_Maniac View Post
    I think it's definitely worth the 1,000 points. It's far from perfect, but it's still really fun. Just don't go into it expecting it to top the original Blaster Master, and you'll enjoy it. I think the game controls just fine, although the gameplay in the NES one was a little tighter and faster. You also can't use the classic controller, just the Wii remote turned sideways).
    Ok thanks(really sucks about the no classic controller though. Sunsoft you're better then that, would it have hurt you to have spent the 2 extra hours tops, to code it, so we can use the classic controller), I'll surly DL it then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VG_Maniac View Post
    Blaster Master 2 for Genesis and Blaster Master: Blasting Again for Playstation were complete garbage.
    I maintain that Blasting Again would be a fun game if it had directional-lock firing and much shorter loading times.

    Of course, the original Blaster Master has awkward controls, glitches, some tedious levels, and no firing lock, but fans tend to forget all about those.
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