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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall User Score (37 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Video Game Den (Mar 20, 2012)
But all in all, I wonder why Mega Fight never became a megahit in Japan (although it was fairly popular in the rest of the world) - it is definitively one of the best action game ever released for the Famicom system, and a must have.
Quebec Gamers (May 05, 2007)
Blaster Master est définitivement entré dans mon top 10 du NES et est de loin le meilleur jeu de SunSoft et celui pour lequel la compagnie sera pour toujours reconnue le plus. Il offre un bon défi, est original, et une fois terminé l'expérience est mémorable. Je ne garantis pas que vous ne serez pas frustré par la difficulté, mais avec de la pratique, ce n'est définitivement pas un jeu impossible! If I can do it, you can! Malheureusement, les suites ne sont pas tellement à la hauteur de ce classique, mais Blaster Master original sera toujours là.
Consoles Plus (Apr, 1992)
Un grand titre qui, bien qu'il n'apporte rien de neuf, est très amusant à jouer. Vous en aurez pour votre argent.
Mean Machines (Mar, 1992)
After numerous cancelled dates, Blaster Master is finally about to hit the shops - and about time too! It's an absolutely brilliant platform/adventure game which I've been playing on and off since we first got it in over a year ago. It's packed full of excellent features, has superb gameplay and lots of neat touches - the way the tank moves and works is great! What kept me playing was the sheer size of the game - there's loads in there to discover, from secret screens to alternative routes around the map, and every time you play you seem to find something new. Blaster Master is definitely the best platform exploration game seen for months and should be put at the top of your shopping list.
With tons of variety, great music and graphics, and two distinctly different modes of play, this is a pretty easy game to recommend. The challenge is quite high and can cause frustration until the early levels become second nature, but the game is absolutely fantastic and worth the time investment.
TechRaptor (Jun 26, 2015)
At the end of the day, Blaster Master is really fantastic, and I can’t believe I let it sit in a drawer for so long before finally getting around to playing it. If you are a retro gamer, you really do need to go play this game. If you have a NES, you can pick up the game for less then a tenner, if not, I promise not to judge you as you fire up an emulator. It really is that good. Next I think I will have to pick up the sequel and see if it holds up the standard set by the original.
HonestGamers (Jun 09, 2013)
I’ve come back to Blaster Master time and time again, and I’ve never gotten tired of it. To me, that’s the true definition of a video game classic. At one time I had much of the game memorized, which made replaying it considerably easier. Today, we can turn to the Internet for help… which is no real cheat, not if it helps us to enjoy this wonderful action/platform game all over again.
RetroGame Man (Apr 14, 2017)
Overall, this is an excellent hybrid 2D action game. While it is challenging, if you are quick to dodge enemies, the game is actually much easier because you can maintain your power-ups! The graphics are still great, and the music rocks. The game is also very affordable for those new to collecting! Overall, I give this game an 8/10! Highly recommended!
Video Chums (Jul 23, 2015)
Blaster Master is considered a classic game for a reason. Besides a few frustrating flaws; the challenging and engaging gameplay, enormous world to explore, and spectacular presentation are perfect reasons why gamers still keep going back to the old-school.
SwankWorld (2004)
Blaster Master’s cult following managed to spawn two sequels, Blaster Master 2 on the Genesis and BM: Blasting Again on the original Playstation, as well as two handheld spin-offs being Blaster Master Boy and Blaster Master: Enemy Below. Despite all of this, nothing can really beat the charm of the first game. Though it may not have sold well and was hell to beat, it’s still fondly remembered by those who have played it. If you’re a fan of the NES, do yourself a favor and give Blaster Master a try. You won’t be disappointed.
In the end, Blaster Master is just good ol' fun. It has the action of Mega Man and the exploration of Metroid, which actually leaves it to be a very fun and different game. Once you memorize the levels and where the boss door is at, it gets a bit old, but is still fun to hop into and play.
75 (Nov, 2008)
So, the point is, Blaster Master somehow manages to be an excellent game, despite apparently being about a boy chasing after his radioactively enhanced frog, which seems to be entirely forgotten after the introduction ends, unless you listen to some players who suggest that the end boss is somehow intended to be aforementioned frog. I never quite believed that story, personally. I also never really understood why the main character’s hair color changes at the end of the game. I guess it must be a really bad case of helmet hair. Either that, or the localization crew missed a spot.
The Video Game Critic (Mar 16, 2004)
The stage layouts are maze-like and confusing, and you're expected to do a good bit of backtracking. Certain enemies can't be shot because they crawl too close to the ground, and slowdown often rears its ugly head. There's no score, but you do get unlimited continues, so you can pretty much play Blaster Master until you're sick of it. It's not one of my favorites, but Blaster Master deserves some credit for innovation and depth.
50 (Mar, 2011)
Some people swear by this game, others are like me and think it’s overrated. Truthfully, Sunsoft made some pretty boss games for the Nintendo era (Batman anyone?), so I expected better of this game. The story doesn’t help either: why would I want to hunt down a robo- boy’s pet frog across worlds filled with creatures that only desire my pain and suffering? How about saving a girl or the world from evil? These things are potentially worth fighting for, depending on one’s point of view towards humanity. But when one can walk outside during a thick rain and find a replacement for your best friend, well, perhaps Little Johnny should have kept the tank gassed up in the garage until a worthier cause came along.