Trivia / Blaster Series

  • Cowboy BeBop at His Computer: When Reading Blaster Vocabulary was repackaged as Reading Blaster for 5th Grade, the new box claimed that the premise of the whole game involved a U.F.O. spotted over Bizzaroville. This storyline is one of fourteen separate missions in the game, which are assigned to the player in a randomized order, making it completely obvious that the marketeers just plopped in the CD and wrote down the first thing that happened.
  • Cross-Dressing Voices: Illitera, the female villain of Reading Blaster: Invasion of the Word Snatchers, is very obviously voiced by a male actor. Presumably this was the only way to make her sound more sinister.
  • Millennium Bug: Math Blaster: In Search of Spot and Math Blaster Episode 2: Secret of the Lost City suffer from this— any game played after 2000 will produce a completion certificate with the date given as the corresponding year in the 1900s. (As in, if you finished the game in 2001, your certificate would say 1901.)
  • The Other Darrin: Rave in Reading Blaster 9-12 sounds like a preteen, but in Reading Blaster Vocabulary he sounds like a young child.
  • Talking to Himself: Mark Sawyer was the voice of Blasternaut and Spot in Math Blaster Episodes 1 and 2, as well as the voice of the Trash Alien in Episode 1 and Dr. Minus in Episode 2.