Blaster Master

Blaster Master (NES)




Game Rating

User Ratings: 326

Our Review: 8/10


Also Known As
Meta Fight (Japanese title)
Number of Players
Single Player
Release Date


  • US Nov 1988
  • EU 25th Apr 1991

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 14th Dec 2009, 500 points
  • EU 9th Apr 2010, 500 points
  • JP 29th Jun 2010, 500 points

3DS (3DS eShop)

  • JP 5th Sep 2012, ¥500
  • EU 10th Jan 2013, £4.49

3DS eShop

  • US 24th Jul 2014, $4.99

Wii U eShop

  • EU 12th Feb 2015, £3.49
  • US 16th Jul 2015, $4.99
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  • Review Blaster Master (Wii U eShop / NES)

    Master your blast!

    The latest eShop release of Sunsoft's 1988 NES classic, Blaster Master, marks the title's third Virtual Console appearance. With the game previously sighted on the Wii and more recently the 3DS, now it's the Wii U's turn to host this side-scrolling and top-down platform shooter that has since spawned an entire series. The western...

  • Review Blaster Master (3DS eShop / NES)

    Master of blasters

    When it was originally released in Japan as Meta Fight, Blaster Master failed to make much of an impact. In the west, however, it was retooled slightly and given a new story about a boy and his pet frog, and became a cult classic that spawned multiple sequels - several of which ended up not even being released in Japan. On the...

  • Review Blaster Master (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

    It's a blast!

    We saw a lot of legendary titles come out of the 8-bit era of gaming, but probably none quite as ahead of its time as Blaster Master. The game combined so many different gameplay ideas into one amazing adventure that offered up more playability than probably any other title of its kind at that time. There was platforming, exploration,...

About The Game

The New York sewers were never like this!

You've fallen down a hidden manhole into a world of creatures so terrifying they'd scare the rats away. You can panic and perish, or blast your way through an endless maze of tunnels, searching for the secret passages that will lead to your escape.

But that's the easy part! Watch out for the Masters of the Caverns who lay waiting - prehistoric creatures so powerful, so gigantic, they literally fill your screen! So load your arsenal and get ready for Blaster Master.