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Blaster Master 2 is a direct sequel to the NES game Blaster Master. It was released exclusively for the Sega Mega Drive in 1993, only in North America.
For the most part, Blaster Master 2 borrows elements seen in the original Blaster Master, however the top-down on-foot sections are replaced with side-scrolling boss battles, and new top-down tank sections are added.
Blaster Master 2 was handled by a team at Software Creations, rather than internally at Sunsoft like its prequel. The Japanese arm of Sunsoft had at this point tossed aside the Blaster Master franchise due to sluggish sales in Japan, however the game sold very well in North America and so a western-developed sequel was put into production. As such, the original team were initially unaware of Blaster Master 2's existence.
Blaster Master 2 was not manufactured in large numbers, and is now considered to be one of the more valuable Mega Drive games.
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly
(US) #45: "April 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
- GamePro (US) #46: "May 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
Print advert in VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (US) #54: "July 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 046.pdf, page 58
- ↑ File:SegaVisions US 13.pdf, page 97
- ↑ File:GamePro US 046.pdf, page 115
- ↑ File:MeanMachinesSega12UK.pdf, page 59
- ↑ File:SegaPower UK 46.pdf, page 62
- ↑ File:SegaForceMega UK 04.pdf, page 48