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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/yokai_blasters.png]]²[[caption-width-right:350:GO! BLASTERS!]]²²''Yo-kai Watch Blasters'' (''Yo-kai Watch Busters'' in Japan) is a spinoff of the ''VideoGame/YokaiWatch'' series. Playable on the UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS, the original two games came out in Japan in 2015 but were released internationally in 2018.²²The game is an expansion on the "Oni Blasters" mode from ''Yo-kai Watch 2''. In contrast with the JRPG main series, in ''Yo-kai Watch Busters'' four players face up against other Yo-kai in a beat 'em up style. The game also supports online multiplayer.²²There are two versions of the game: ''Red Cat Corps'' and ''White Dog Squad''. Like with the main series, several different yo-kai are only available in each game (though they can be traded with). The free expansion ''Yo-kai Watch Blasters: Moon Rabbit Crew'' is also available digitally.²²On top of the original two games, there's the arcade-exclusive ''Yo-kai Watch Busters: Iron Oni Army'' and the sequel games ''Yo-kai Watch Busters 2: Secret Treasure of the Legendary Banbarayar'' (which comes in ''Sword'' and ''Magnum''). ''Yo-kai Watch Busters 2'' was outsourced to an outside team and it doesn't have a third version due to poor sales.²²----²!!''Yo-kai Watch Blasters'' provides examples of:²²* AlternativeForeignThemeSong: Subverted for the first time in the games. The English dub scraps Swampy Marsh's original themes for dubbed versions of the Japanese themes.²* BonusBoss: A challenging optional boss can be fought after placing 1,000 Insignias on the statues in the YBA Hall, but which boss you face depends on your game version. ''Red Cat Corps'' players can fight [[spoiler:Swirlious Omai]], while ''White Dog Squad'' players can fight [[spoiler:Red Paws]].²* ClumsyCopyrightCensorship: ''Yo-kai Watch Busters'' had to be changed to ''Yo-kai Watch Blasters'' in the localized version in order to avoid copyright issues with the ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' franchise. Whismellowman was also redesigned to avoid looking too similar to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, as well as having his name changed to Whisped Cream. The Blaster forms of Jibanyan and Komasan were also altered, looking less like jumpsuits.²* CoolCar: The characters have a car called the Yokaimobile.²* DevelopersForesight: With cheat codes to spam soultimates, certain soultimates can stun lock bosses. You'd think this would mean you'd be able to milk running bosses between battles for oni orbs but they actually ''teleport'' after a minute or so. This however, is subverted in the fact that they however failed to take into account people using cheats to get infinite oni orbs.²* EarlyBirdCameo: In Japan, ''Busters'' was Usapyon's first appearance. He was meant to appear in ''Yo-kai Watch 3'' first, with just a cameo in ''Busters'', but ''3'' was delayed.²* MetalSlime: Noko and Daiz will run away from you if they see you, but beating them grants you a lot of Oni Orbs and a possible chance to recruit them.²* OldSaveBonus: ''Yo-kai Watch Blasters'' gives a bonus Yo-kai if you link the game with ''Yo-kai Watch 2''. Jibanyan S with Bony Spirits, Komasan S with Fleshy Souls, and Komajiro S with Psychic Specters.²* OneGameForThePriceOfTwo:²** Like the main games, they're repeating this success with the ''Yo-Kai Watch Blasters'' spin-off, with various Yo-Kai exclusive to either game version or Yo-Kai you can only get in the games if you link up with any of the three editions of ''Yo-Kai Watch 2''. ''Blasters'' has a third edition, ''Moon Rabbit Crew'', but it is simply a massive free update to the existing games, with a special bonus if the player bought both previous editions. While each game lets you keep separate saves for its base game and ''Moon Rabbit Crew'', there is no reason not to take advantage of the save import feature to the expansion as soon as possible- all the exclusives from the base game remain in the update.²** ''Yo-kai Watch Busters 2'' comes in ''Sword'' and ''Magnum''²* VersionExclusiveContent: ''Red Cat Corps'' and ''White Dog Squad'' feature several different yo-kai that are exclusive to each version (though the games can be traded with). There are also bosses exclusive to each version as well (Although they can be fought if players with different versions play together).²* VoiceGrunting: The characters have words and short sentences that they exclaim during text.²* WholePlotReference: As the Japanese title implies, the game is heavily inspired by the ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' series.

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