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  • Summary: [WiiWare] BLASTER MASTER OVERDRIVE is an action-adventure game that takes place on an Earth infected by an aggressive, polymorphic virus. Poor, defenseless animals worldwide have been turned into flesh-eating, hemoglobin-swilling terrors. Fortunately, the world has Alex, who happens to be one of the world's foremost biologists and specializes in viral mutation profiles and genetic manipulation. Every studious biologist facing imminent global annihilation needs a sweet ride, and Alex is no exception. He has S.O.P.H.I.A., a shape-shifting, gas-guzzling, projectile-spewing paean to destruction on four wheels. Things look grim, but with Alex and S.O.P.H.I.A. on the case, the world just might have a chance. [Nintendo] Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 4 out of 14
  1. The unique blend of platforming and shooting, not to mention two different perspectives, give Blaster Master: Overdrive everything fans of original game could possibly want. Toss in some amazing gameplay tweaks and give the game a smoother difficulty curve and what you have is easily one of the best WiiWare games on the service and a fitting update to one of the all-time NES classics.
  2. Only a few awkward controls hamper an otherwise loving update. [Oct 2010, p.87]
  3. Unashamedly old-school, this puts gameplay fairly ahead of gloss. [Aug 2010, p.96]
  4. There's an important lesson in Overdrive: Just because something was fun in the past doesn't make it classic.
  5. Being a fan of the original NES Blaster Master, I really wanted to like this new sequel but the game's many crater-sized flaws hold it back from being a great follow up.
  6. Blaster Master Overdrive could have been a great trip down memory lane, but instead the road is blocked by sluggish, physically painful controls and an extremely high level of difficulty that makes the experience a dreadful one.
  7. A masterclass in how not to do a retro remake, from the graphics to the controls to the tedious difficulty.

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  1. May 29, 2013
    Xcelent game for a memorable franchise, if the intention of this game was to provoque nostalgia in harcore gamers, well... it perfectly does, is the blaster master we always love and remember of the nes but a really good next gen make up, to destroy aliens inside the legendary sophia the 3rd, well done sunfoft, please do more great games in ps4 and xbox one generation it will be really awesome Expand