Blaster Master Zero 3 has officially been released today to digital game e-shops, and I’m already eagerly tearing into my copy on the Nintendo Switch. Since it first launched on the Nintendo Entertainment System, I’ve been a big fan of the Blaster Master franchise and have actively followed the “Zero” series since it started in 2017. The first two games in the saga have been a wonderful retro treat for action platformer fans, and it looks like the 3rd game will live up to be a grand finale to the saga.

The 3rd game opens with the main protagonist, Jason escaping his prison cell on the planet Sofia and blasting out of a Sophia Force Base in his tank, the G-SOPHIA SV. A disturbance to the base is currently keeping the Sophia Force soldiers busy, and Jason plans to use that distraction to find his friends, who were also imprisoned upon their landing on the planet. Fans of the previous games will be pleased to see that most of Jason’s abilities gained in the earlier games have been retained. This shouldn’t worry new players, though, as quick tutorials that discuss how to use powers are explained as you progress through the first level.

I have successfully escaped the Sophia Force Base and entered the bombed-out Sophia Metropolis, and I’m already enjoying the music and the gorgeous graphics. While I’ve barely scratched the surface of this game, I’m looking forward to diving deep into the game this weekend. Look for a full review on Blaster Master Zero 3 very soon.

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Mike Mertes Mike Mertes (84 Posts)

From the moment he touched an Intellivision controller in 1985, Mike knew that he had experienced something incredible in the world of video games that would shape him for the rest of his life. From that point forward, he would make it his mission to experience video games from every console generation going forward. Eventually, he would become obsessed with magazines that wrote about the games he loved, and it would inspire him to start writing about games himself in 1998 for various local media outlets. Always looking for an opportunity to branch out, Mike eventually coded the foundation of a website that would ultimately morph into Gamer Logic Dot Net, an independent video game site that continues to cover modern and classic video game today. Additional, Mike composes music for indie games under his other alias "Unleaded Logic"