Dream Blaster

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Dream Blaster
Made for: Sega Dreamcast
Manufacturer: Mad Catz
Type: Light gun
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
US
$29.9929.99[1]
Sega Dreamcast
EU

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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.

Design

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.

Magazine articles

Main article: Dream Blaster/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #125: "December 1999" (1999-11-09)
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Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #95: "Décembre 1999" (1999-1x-xx)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Arcade (UK) PAL
50
[5]
Dreamcast Monthly (UK)
80
[6]
Dreamzone (FR)
90
[7]
Sega Dreamcast
73
Based on
3 reviews

Dream Blaster

Dreamcast, US
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Cover
Dreamcast, EU
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Cover

References


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Development Hardware Dev.Box | Controller Box | Controller Function Checker | Sound Box | GD-Writer | C1/C2 Checker | Dev.Cas | GD-ROM Duplicator
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Connector Cables Onsei Setsuzoku Cable | RF Adapter | Scart Cable | S Tanshi Cable | Stereo AV Cable | VGA Box

Dreamcast MIDI Interface Cable | Neo Geo Pocket/Dreamcast Setsuzoku Cable | Taisen Cable

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