Reviews and Problems with Blaster Master: Overdrive
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Blaster Master: Overdrive Review
Cheat Code Central
12 August 2010
Conclusion: With the generally favorable response to the many great retro-style WiiWare games from folks like Konami and Capcom, it's no surprise to see other publishers jump on the bandwagon. Blaster Master: Overdrive, however, lacks the innovation of its forebear, substituting obtuse level design for a true challenge. Enemies patrol haphazardly about levels, and the save system is borderline broken. S.O.P.H.I.A.
Excerpt: The NES library had masterpieces that defined and molded what we now know as videogames; during its golden age (1988 to be precise), Sunsoft launched a videogame that even today is considered one of the gems of the console. I’m talking about Blaster Master, a game that without being perfect and having one of the best stories of the genre managed to captivate the heart of a generation with its mix of game styles and action in every corner Many sequels came out during the...
Excerpt: Sunsoft’s Blaster Master was a second-tier NES favorite, a peer of games like Kid Icarus , not remembered for establishing enduring mechanics, but more for its eccentricities and playground ubiquity. Blaster Master: Overdrive , Sunsoft’s first original title in the United States in a decade, isn’t the most slavish franchise resurrection out there. It does, however, retain enough of its ancestor’s failures to ruin it as a modern game.
Excerpt: The downloadable game market is enjoying a sort of retro revival. Beloved old-school titles are receiving retro-tinged updates that induce nostalgic feelings when we simply hear their names. Mega Man 9 , Space Invaders Extreme , and the recently announced Sonic the Hedgehog 4 are all gracing the the downloadable arena in some way.