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Shack PSA: Blaster Master Zero and Neo Geo Games Hit Nintendo Switch eShop

Old school meets the new kid on the block in latest offerings on the Nintendo game store.


If you just bought a Nintendo Switch, but still find yourself nostalgic for old-school NES or Neo Geo games, rejoice! Ninetndo latest additions to the eShop bring Blaster Master Zero and Arcade Archive Neo Geo Series for the handheld-console hybrid.

Blaster Master was a blend of Contra and Metroid when it first came out in 1988 for the NES. Zero remasters the classic and adds new areas, bosses, and power-ups, as well as a two-player co-op mode. It is available for $9.99.

The Neo Geo games are six classic coin-op titles for the 1980s and 1990s, including Metal Slug 3, Waku Waku 7, King of Fighters '98. World Heroes Perfect, Shock Troopers and NAM-1975. Every game in the collection sells for $7.99 a piece.

If you don't have a Switch, there are the usual assortment of titles for the 3DS this week. And Wii U players are getting Bomberman 64 for virtual consoles, among others. Be sure to check out the full list of games and deals.

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    March 10, 2017 10:10 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Shack PSA: Blaster Master Zero and Neo Geo Games Hit Nintendo Switch eShop

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      March 10, 2017 10:35 AM

      Hm. I got excited when you said the Neo Geo games were a collection for $8 and went to buy it on my Switch. Turns out they are $8 each, unless I am missing something...

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        March 10, 2017 10:37 AM

        I saw them last night, and they definitely don't look like part of a collection. $8 each for dumpy old Neo Geo games. nothanks.txt

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          March 10, 2017 10:43 AM

          Hi I'm Thom, I have a Switch but I won't buy any games. :P

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            March 10, 2017 10:50 AM


            Secondly, Zelda arrives today. I had to order something over $25 to get an add-on thing from Amazon, and I didn't want to miss out on the pre-order pricing window.

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            March 10, 2017 10:51 AM

            To be fair, not a whole lot of people want those old neo geo games. And with Specter of Tornment, Blaster Master, and Snipper Clips being as cheap as they are it really doesn't make sense to buy the Neo Geo stuff unless you've got a major nostalgia boner for them.

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          March 10, 2017 11:27 AM

          That's not surprising if it's on the Virtual Console.

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            March 10, 2017 11:28 AM

            Virtual console isn't up yet. These are the same ports that Hamster put up on PS4

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              March 10, 2017 11:36 AM

              Oh ok, so it's not just the game dumped to the marketplace is it? Like does it have additional stuff added in vs feeling like a rom in some kind of emulation wrapper?

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      March 10, 2017 10:57 AM

      Will buy metal slug and blaster Master!

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        March 10, 2017 11:20 AM

        Blaster Master will be great for my upcoming hour and a half flight. Wonder if I'll be able to beat it. Maybe on the way back.

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      March 10, 2017 11:20 AM

      Shock Troopers and Metal Slug are badass! Probably grab those. BMZ looks cool too. They should do an updated Guardian Legend.

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      March 10, 2017 6:39 PM


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