PITAthon 2019: Stone Age Gamer Podcast vs. Blaster Master 2

Meanwhile, in the world of Blaster Master 2, Nurse Pretendo helps a hero who has gone to pieces…

No, it’s not the classic Blaster Master for NES. No, it’s not the recent Blaster Master Zero II. No, we’re talking about Blaster Master 2 for Sega Genesis, a game with such shoddy controls certain segments are nigh unplayable. Who is taking on this heavy burden? Let’s have a look.

WHEN: 

Sunday, August 11th from 5am-8am 

Who will be playing:

The Stone Age Gamer Podcast’s Kris Randazzo is a huge Blaster Master fan, but he’s never been able to beat this particular gem. Partially because he didn’t have a Genesis as a kid, and partially because reaching this game’s ending is no easy feat. He’s going to be playing it at 5am too, so that certainly won’t help. Fortunately he’ll be joined by Mike Sheridan for moral support, but will it be enough? Time will tell.  

Why it’s a pain in the ass:

Blaster Master 2 is not a great game. It’s got a lot of good ideas and it doesn’t start out bad at all, but it is a sequel to Blaster Master, and as such it’s a tad on the difficult side. There’s no map, so exploring the world means either you have to have a good memory or it’s time to bust out the graph paper, but more than anything, it’s the overhead vehicle segments that make this one a pain. The controls for these areas are so bafflingly awful that getting through them without losing multiple lives is a maddening challenge. 

That’s all for today. Check back next week for our final game announcement, and a fresh Nurse Pretendo adventure!!!

Kris Randazzo

Kris is the Content Supervisor of Geekade. As an avid consumer of all things video game, Kris spent his formative years collecting cartridges, CDs, discs, and assorted paraphernalia in an effort to amass a video game collection large enough to kill an elephant. He works with Stone Age Gamer, writing for their blog and hosting the Stone Age Gamer Podcast right here at Geekade. He's also the host of the WaveBack Podcast, co-host of This Week's Episode, and can occasionally be found in the pages of Nintendo Force Magazine.

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2 thoughts on “PITAthon 2019: Stone Age Gamer Podcast vs. Blaster Master 2

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    August 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
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    Guys!!! Give us folk who live on the other side of the planet a time zone!

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    • Dean DeFalco
      August 3, 2019 at 1:33 am
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      Sorry about that dude! The Marathon starts at 10am EST! Hope to see you there.

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