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Dream Blaster

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Dream Blaster
Manufacturer: Mad Catz
Type: Light gun
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). There is a row of LED's that flash with each pull of the trigger.

Magazine articles

Main article: Dream Blaster/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 125.pdf

PDF
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)More...[2]

ConsolesPlus FR 095.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Consoles + (FR) #95: "Décembre 1999" (1999-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Player One (FR) #104: "Janvier 2000" (xxxx-xx-xx)More...[3]
  • Consoles + (FR) #99: "Avril 2000" (2000-xx-xx)More...[4]

Physical scans

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

References


Sega Dreamcast
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Add-ons Dreamcast Karaoke | Dreameye
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Controller Add-ons Jump Pack (Third-party) | Microphone | VMU (4x Memory Card | Third-party)
Controller Connectors DC Tsunaident 123 | Dream Connection 2 in 1 | Dream Connection 4 in 1 | Dream Connection II | Super Converter 3 | Total Control | Total Control 2 | Total Control Plus | Total Control 3 | Total Control 5
Development Hardware Dev.Box | Controller Box | Controller Function Checker | Sound Box | GD-Writer | C1/C2 Checker | Dev.Cas | GD-ROM Duplicator
Online Services/Add-ons Dreamarena | SegaNet | WebTV for Dreamcast | Modem | Modular Cable | Modular Extension Cable | Broadband Adapter | Dreamphone
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

Misc. Hardware Action Replay CDX | Code Breaker | Kiosk | MP3 DC | MP3 DC Audio Player | Treamcast | Third-party
Unreleased Accessories DVD Player | Zip Drive | Swatch Access for Dreamcast | VMU MP3 Player
Arcade Variants NAOMI | Atomiswave | Sega Aurora
Third-party controllers for the Sega Dreamcast

Others | Clones