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Dream Blaster

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Fast facts on the Dream Blaster
Manufacturer: Mad Catz
Made for: Sega Dreamcast
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
US
$29.99[1] ?
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£24.99
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM ?
Sega Dreamcast
ES
?Ptas



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The Dream Blaster by Mad Catz is a third-party light gun for the Sega Dreamcast. Though once intended to be a cheaper version of the official Dreamcast Gun, the Columbine High School massacre led to Sega pulling their own light gun out of North America in favour of Mad Catz's, thus the Dream Blaster became an official Dreamcast accessory in that region. Elsewhere the Dream Blaster was licensed by Sega, but remained a third-party alternative.

The Dream Blaster is functionally identical to a regular Dreamcast Gun, though may have been chosen by Sega for its aesthetics (i.e. it doesn't look like a real gun).

Promotional material

EGM US 125.pdf

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Print advert in














Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #125: "December 1999" (1999-11-09)
also published in:













  • Expert Gamer (US) #72: "June 2000" (2000-05-23)[2]

ConsolesPlus FR 095.pdf

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Print advert in














Consoles + (FR) #95: "Décembre 1999" (1999-xx-xx)
also published in:













  • Player One (FR) #104: "Janvier 2000" (xxxx-xx-xx)[3]













  • Consoles + (FR) #99: "Avril 2000" (2000-xx-xx)[4]

Physical scans

Dreamcast, US
DreamBlaster DC US Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngDreamBlaster DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Dreamcast, EU
DreamBlaster DC EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngDreamBlaster DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Press release: 1999-09-02: Sega Dreamcast Launch Titles and Peripherals
  2. File:ExpertGamer US 72.pdf, page 7
  3. File:PlayerOne FR 104.pdf, page 37
  4. File:ConsolesPlus FR 099.pdf, page 8
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