Blaster Master 2

a game by Sunsoft
Genres: Racing, Strategy/War, Platformer
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 6.8/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Blaster Master Games

Blaster Master was a great 8-bit NES hit. Now Sun-soft's upgraded this classic action/adventure game for the Genesis. Blaster Master 2 rumbles with multi-view armored action, great graphics and rocking music.

Jason Returns

It's been four years since Jason piloted the multi-purpose S.O.P.H.I.A. vehicle to thwart the Plutonium Boss. Now mysterious Lightning Beings have stripped the S.O.P.H.I.A. and are using its parts to create a robot army. Their plan: dig to the Earth's core and knock the planet off its axis! Looks like Jason's going underground again.

Not Just Another Shooter

Blaster Master 2 maintains all the shoot-to-thrill strategy of the 8-bit game, but it's been amplified to offer more depth. Great graphics and sound give the game arcade quality with fast sprites, eye-catching scenery, and tunes that keep you rockin' throughout the game.

The motorized mayhem take you and a rebuilt S.O.P.H.I.A. to seven intense stages. On each stage, you blow away mean machines, creepy creatures, and computer traps, but you may have to leave your vehicle to find critical power-ups. In each stage, you must fight a Mini-Boss and an End Boss to secure a special weapon, which you'll need in the next stage.

Every stage offers side-view and overhead-view action. Of course, in side- view mode you can always jump out of your armored car and climb ladders to clear hard-to-reach places. The multiple views and finger-wearying button presses can make the controls seem complicated at first. Actually, they're easy to learn, and they're helped by a painless equipment inventory screen.

ProTips:

  • Once you and your pilot enter the door in Stage 2, jump toward the upper- left part of the wall to enter a secret passageway that transports you to another area of the stage.
  • Straightforward attacks are best against bosses. Position yourself to one side of the screen, and fire away.

Fight with Power

This game's challenge is murder! As deadly as your armored car is, you need all the help you can get!

Don't shoot these center blocks in the second overhead stage! If these guys get out, they are hard to destroy.

Side-view areas offer seven power-ups, including 3-Way Fire, Homing Missiles, and 8-Way Lightning. In the overhead areas, you can pick up eight power-ups for increased firepower, vehicle speed, temporary invincibility, and more. There are also four special vehicle options hidden on select stages -- a Drill, a Hover Pack, an Underwater Modification, and a Shield.

Use the drill bit to destroy walls and enter sections of the stage!

A Blaster from the Past

Get behind the wheel of this classic to burn rubber and bad guys. Blaster Master 2 is a blast!

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Genesis Download

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

SunSoft's Blaster Master 2 is making tracks toward the Genesis. An evil mutant group has taken over the entire planet. You are in control of one of the most heinous forces to be reckoned with: a technologically advanced tank. The weapons include a three-way shot, homing missiles and lightning bolt beams. It will be total war when you face the enormous bosses. Armored assault once again!

People say:

8.0

Oh what a few years will do! I was always a BIG fan of the original Blaster Master, and this enhanced version takes the original concept over the top with better graphics, better sounds, and better play. BM never really seemed to get the attention it deserved years ago - now there's a new chance to right that wrong! Great!

8.0

As a big fan of the 8-Bit version, I must say that I am not disappointed with Blaster Master 2.1 really wish some of the enhancements like the wall climb were left in, but there is still plenty to shoot at. The control is pretty decent but the lack of real power-ups is kind of sad. Otherwise, a worthy sequel!

6.0

Blaster Master 2 could have been much more. The graphics are decent, but the bosses are kind of cheesy. The music can be annoying and the sound effects are weak. The game play is OK, and one thing I like is that the levels in this game are huge. The power-ups just don't have the flair that the 8-Bit game did.

6.0

One noticeable aspect of Blaster Master 2 is the tight controls. Turning, aiming and firing are very responsive throughout the game. This tightness breaks down considerably when you try to jump, however, because you float in the air like you just ate 50 tacos. It's very awkward to be able to jump 40 feet but die if you fall 50 feet.

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