From Sega Retro
|Made for: Sega Dreamcast|
|Manufacturer: Mad Catz|
|Type: Light gun|
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The Dream Blaster is a Sega Dreamcast light gun peripheral developed and manufactured by Mad Catz. First released in the United States and Europe in November 1999, the peripheral is most notable for being designated as North America's official Dreamcast light gun, as fears caused by the Columbine High School massacre led to Sega of America cancelling that region's release of the official Dreamcast Gun. In Europe, where the Dreamcast Gun was sold, the Dream Blaster was instead available as an officially-licensed third-party peripheral.
Functionally identical to the first-party Dreamcast Gun, the Dream Blaster notably features a futuristic, science-fiction design to differentiate it from a real firearm. Additionally, a row of LEDs flash upon pulling the trigger, further visually indicating that the peripheral is not an actual weapon.
- Main article: Dream Blaster/Magazine articles.
|Sega Retro Average|
|Dreamcast, US (alt)|
- Press release: 1999-09-02: Sega Dreamcast Launch Titles and Peripherals
- Expert Gamer, "June 2000" (US; 2000-05-23), page 7
- Player One, "Janvier 2000" (FR; xxxx-xx-xx), page 37
- Consoles +, "Avril 2000" (FR; 2000-0x-xx), page 8
- Arcade, "March 2000" (UK; 2000-02-29), page 105
- Dreamcast Monthly, "October 2000" (UK; 2000-08-31), page 92
- Dreamzone, "Mars 2000" (FR; 2000-xx-xx), page 48
- Official Dreamcast Magazine, "March 2000" (US; 2000-02-08), page 90
- Silicon Mag, "February 2000" (US; 2000-0x-xx), page 20
|Third-party controllers for the Sega Dreamcast|