Blaster Master Zero III

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

82%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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7 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2021

Despite some gripes, the legacy of this trilogy is fully secure. Inti Creates can kind of keep making these types of platformers indefinitely, and I’d keep playing them.

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9 / 10
Jul 30, 2021

As the conclusion to the modern take on the Blaster Master saga, Blaster Master Zero 3 hits all the notes it needs to deliver a high octane and satisfying retro platforming experience. The dark world mechanic adds a nice extra layer to the overall design, while the familiar aspects of gameplay are as polished as they've ever been. Inti Creates certainly could've stopped with the original Blaster Master Zero and that would've been enough, but what it's delivered here with its third take on the franchise is nothing short of excellent. Whenever you next get a chance, be sure to add this one to your library, although we'd say so with the caveat that you should first play the preceding two entries. Really, these games are just that good.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2021

Blaster Master Zero 3 is a worthy climax for the series.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 9, 2021

If you're a fan of the classic Blaster Master games but hate the hair pulling difficulty, this modern take will still offer an enjoyable challenge and is easy to recommend. Should you be a returning fan, don't wait to take one last ride into the Sunsoft sunset, or maybe I should call it the sunset Sunsoft?

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8.9 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2021

Blaster Master Zero 3 is a rewarding and memorable conclusion to an epic trilogy of incredible games.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2021

A thrilling 2D platforming/action hybrid, with plenty of weapons and tech at your disposal to help you restore order to the Blaster Master universe.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2021

After 100%ing Blaster Master Zero 2 and watching the cliffhanger, I was so longing for the end of this epic tale, a situation that 10-year-ago me would have completely disbelieved would have happened in relation to the NES game which terrified the crap out of me! But now two and a half years later, that cliffhanger has concluded, and I have to say, it really surpassed my expectations, working great as a throwback to the rest of the series and the pinnacle of the constantly evolving level design and boss fights, leading to some of the most challenging, yet fair experiences I’ve had with a metroidvania in a very long time.

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4.5 / 5.0
Aug 13, 2021

Overall, Blaster Master Zero 3 is a fitting conclusion to the series and an impressive tribute to retro platformers.

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8.3 / 10.0
Aug 12, 2021

Overall, fans of metroidvanias, 2D platformers and 3D action adventures will have plenty to look forward to even if you’ve never dipped your toes into the world of Blaster Master Zero. For returning fans? The finale is worth it and the upgrades to previous systems and the addition of new ones was just simply fun.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2021

Blaster Master Zero 3 is the perfect way to cap off this series for long-time fans. It’s highly encouraged that you play the previous titles, given that the challenge here is significantly higher than the previous entries. This game will test your 2D action skills to the fullest with unique upgrades for both Jason and G-Sophia SV through difficult platforming sections, dungeons, and bosses. However, as a reward, you’re treated to an amazing finale of an over-the-top narrative about a man named Jason who followed a frog named Fred into a portal.

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