I’m skipping about the alphabet today somewhat, not merely for the sake of variety, but also because I’m irrationally excited about the strange but interesting news that Victor Ireland is playing Liaison to the West for Sunsoft and is kicking off this process with an enhanced Virtual Console release of Blaster Master. Exactly how they’re going about this enhancement is a mystery for the ages, but he promises it will be worth everyone’s while to actually finish the game. Which will take some doing! Back in the days of actual gaming (i.e. before emulation and even before Game Genie), back when I was an idiot savant gamer who could beat anything on NES, Blaster Master thwarted me. I made it to the final boss a few times, but the limited continues ensured I never finished the game. So I never witnessed this scene…
…under my own locomotion. I did watch a friend of mine finish the game, which just made me feel worse about myself. Anyway, I’m looking forward to the rematch. Man versus machine and all that.
And, of course, a GameSpite Quarterly 3 write-up to accompany it all:
- Jason, hero of Blaster Master. Or was it Meta Fight? It is also a mystery for the ages. In any case, I have compiled a dossier recounting his known history.
In the meantime, I’m just gonna hold out hope that the new “enhancements” to the Virtual Console version of the game don’t make it even harder. ‘Cause that’s just not kosher.