Blaster Master Zero 2

INTI CREATES CO., LTD.

Mighty Man
OpenCritic Rating
84
Top Critic Average
100%
Critics Recommend
Based on 11 critic reviews
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Blaster Master Zero 2

Rating Summary

Based on 11 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMar 20, 2019

Developer: INTI CREATES CO., LTD.

Genres: Action, Adventure

The side-scrolling/top-down hybrid action adventure gameplay returns with a brand new sequel to Blaster Master Zero!

Experience the yet-untold story of Jason and Eve after defeating Earth's mutant scourge as they venture into the depths of space in their new battle tank, "GAIA-SOPHIA"!

The story of Blaster Master Zero 2 begins a few months after the events of the first game (released on March 9, 2017), where the main protagonist Jason saves planet Earth from the mutants. Eve has been infected by mutant cells that are slowly corrupting her body, so together with Jason and Fred, they board G-SOPHIA and begin an intergalactic journey to Eve's home planet, Sophia, in hopes of finding a cure for the mutant infection.

A perfect blend of action-adventure through outer space and the signature Blaster Master gameplay creates a formula for a fun new experience.

- G-SOPHIA's Gaia System is the key to maximum mutant blasting efficiency!

The Gaia System converts the energy created by the impact of falling from tall heights or taking damage, then turns that energy into SP. By making good use of the terrain, more and more SP can be recovered, allowing Jason to use more of G-SOPHIA's sub-weapons.

Mastering the Gaia System brings out G-SOPHIA's full potential, allowing players to traverse stages in an ultra-satisfying way.

- Get familiar with Jason's new technique, the BLAST COUNTER.

Jason's got a new trick up his sleeve! In top-down view stages, Jason can initiate a BLAST COUNTER at the moment an enemy makes an attack, allowing him to deliver a powerful counterattack.

Getting a feel for BLAST COUNTERS allows you to dish out lots of damage and make good use of your wide variety of gun levels and sub-weapons. This is the key to clearing top-down view stages with speed!

- Power up G-SOPHIA and Jason as you travel across the galaxy!

Search high and low across the planets you visit to find hidden maps for small planetoids in their orbit. Explore a wide variety of planetoids and find upgrades for G-SOPHIA and Jason.

- A whole new group of Metal Attackers with their own pilots and support droids takes the stage!

Throughout his journey, Jason crosses paths with a motley cast of Metal Attacker battle-tank pilots and their respective support droids. Sometimes they're friend, sometimes they're foe.

The Blaster Master Zero series was born after Inti Creates acquired the license for the original Blaster Master game for the NES from Sunsoft.

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Destructoid

8 / 10.0
Peter Glagowski

Blaster Master Zero 2 is a clear improvement on its predecessor. The graphics are slightly better, the story is better written, and the soundtrack is more diverse; I could go on and on. Maybe Zero 2 won't make a convert out of you if you didn't enjoy the first, but it is well worth exploring for fans of Inti Creates and Blaster Master.

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FNintendo

7 / 10
Rodrigo Bulhões

Blaster Master Zero 2 continues with the reboot of the classical series and does quite a good job at providing a game that's fun and challenging, with an appealing audiovisual environment. While the difficulty level is not always constant, this is a competent effort that can be enjoyed by players of any profile.

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Nintendo Life

9 / 10
Nintendo Life

Whether you’re a long-time fan of the series or are just getting into it for the first time, Blaster Master Zero 2 is a stellar and enjoyable experience from stem to stern, and just goes to further cement Inti Creates’ legacy as one of the best developers in the retro gaming business.

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TechRaptor

8.5 / 10.0
Robert Grosso

A great game in terms of design and presentation, Blaster Master Zero 2 showcases how to do nostalgia right; by tweaking the familiar mechanics to the games advantage, making it feel fresh and unique.

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