YMMV / Blaster Series

  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Dr. Dabble in Reading Blaster 9-12: Plain old Jerkass or Jerkass Woobie?
  • Awesome Music:
    • The little ditty that plays after the intro cutscene in Secret of the Lost City.
    • The Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo Entertainment System versions of In Search of Spot have their share of great songs.
    • Ages 9-12's "Crater Crossing" music is awesome.
    • The castle theme in Mega Math Blaster.
  • Ear Worm:
  • Fridge Horror:
    • This might be over-thinking a children’s game, but it’s interesting: If you play Reading Blaster 9-12 in Mystery Mode, the third clue in level 3 (revealed on parchment in the library) is an obituary for Lydia, the mansion's ghost. It's dated 1847. Her e-mail diary is dated 1995, and we discover in the entries that she is eventually visited by what she believes might be her at age 16. Presuming that Lydia was 16 in 1847, then Lydia would have been 148 in 1995, and 150 two years later. We know she’s been a ghost for about 150 years, because she states it when she gloats (that is, if you lose a game against her). If Lydia died at age 16 (the diary entries tell us that writing came easier to her at that age, and the obituary tells us that she was a novelist), then her ghost would naturally be the age she gives. They make it seem as if it is Lydia, which would obviously make her 148 years old, but she’s also visited by what we might assume is her 16 year old ghost (who has also been in that state for 148 years). When did Lydia really die, did ghost-Lydia kill 1995-Lydia, and is our ghostly guide throughout the game a sinister 16-year-old?
    • In Mega Math Blaster, the best ending has Blasternaut face off against Gelator on some Western planet. Gelator tries to draw a gun, but, not having one, draws Spot instead, and embarrassingly tosses the droid aside. And so Blasternaut brings out a sand-blower that turns Gelator into a stone statue, which subsequently shatters into pieces! What makes this terrifying is that another ending reveals that Gelator's parents were looking for him.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
    • The Full Motion Video-era introduced enormous amounts of Totally Radical that have yet to abate.
    • How most fans of the early-to-mid-1990s games reacted to the 1999 and 2005 versions. Even fans of the 1999 games hated the 2005 games.
  • Toy Ship: Don't lie. When you played this game, you would ship Blaster and GC together.