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Trivia / Blaster Master

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  • Invisible Advertising: There was no advertising for Blaster Master Overdrive. WiiWare was not as promoted as a competent online service. The game was announced two months before the North American release, so almost no one has heard of it. People had to dig deep to even hear that this game even existed.
  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: Blaster Master Overdrive was a WiiWare exclusive, meaning that, if you didn’t purchase the game before the Wii Shop Channel was closed, the only way to play it now is through emulation.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": Blaster Master Zero uses plot elements from Metafight, making it the first game released outside of Japan to use any form of Metafight continuity.
  • No Export for You: Blaster Master 2 was developed by UK-based Software Creations Ltd., and was only released in North America.
  • Sequel Gap: There was a 10-year interim between the release of Blasting Again and Overdrive, followed by a 7-year gap between Overdrive and Zero.
  • Serendipity Writes the Plot: Most boss rooms have the background flash and then blacken to pure black. This is done to use the background hardware to draw bosses too large for the sprite hardware to draw.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The NES game contains graphics pertaining to an eighth item, entitled Spike. If the littering of spikes around Area 8 does any part to indicate, this item was to protect the tank from themnote . The graphics for the item itself were repurposed as those of the Walls in Enemy Below.