Blaster Master
Console icon NES/Famicom

Game icon

Developer

Tokai Engineering

Publisher

Sunsoft

Released

June 1988

Achievements

Author: ENZYME1 (26)

There are 26 achievements worth 360 (1,844) points.

Sort: Normal ^ - Won By - Points - Title - Type 
  • Use Homing Missile

    636 (354) of 1,326 – 47.96%

    26.70% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    47.96% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Use Thunder Break

    738 (449) of 1,326 – 55.66%

    33.86% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    55.66% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Use Multi-Warhead Missiles

    793 (469) of 1,326 – 59.80%

    35.37% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    59.80% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Full Blast

    (5) (8)

    Maximize Gun Energy

    502 (275) of 1,326 – 37.86%

    20.74% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    37.86% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Fill the Hover Gauge

    364 (213) of 1,326 – 27.45%

    16.06% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    27.45% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Max Homing

    (10) (22)

    Collect full ammo of Homing Missile (99x)

    296 (174) of 1,326 – 22.32%

    13.12% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    22.32% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Max Thunder

    (10) (21)

    Collect full ammo of Thunder Break (99x)

    313 (188) of 1,326 – 23.60%

    14.18% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    23.60% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Max Warhead

    (10) (14)

    Collect full ammo of Multi-Warhead Missile (99x)

    591 (325) of 1,326 – 44.57%

    24.51% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    44.57% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat the mutant blocking the gateway in Area 1.

    803 (472) of 1,326 – 60.56%

    35.60% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    60.56% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Detour

    (5) (11)

    Find the shortcut in Area 3.

    266 (172) of 1,326 – 20.06%

    12.97% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.06% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Reunite with your mutant pet.

    270 (168) of 1,326 – 20.36%

    12.67% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    20.36% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Sink Sophia into the abyss in Area 5.

    205 (133) of 1,326 – 15.46%

    10.03% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    15.46% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat all 7 Warlords.

    172 (87) of 1,326 – 12.97%

    6.56% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    12.97% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain Hyper

    1,000 (570) of 1,326 – 75.41%

    42.99% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    75.41% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Crush Them

    (5) (7)

    Obtain Crusher

    465 (296) of 1,326 – 35.07%

    22.32% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    35.07% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Hovercraft

    (10) (19)

    Obtain Hover

    347 (212) of 1,326 – 26.17%

    15.99% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    26.17% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain the Key

    240 (155) of 1,326 – 18.10%

    11.69% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    18.10% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Obtain Dive

    221 (125) of 1,326 – 16.67%

    9.43% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    16.67% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • On the Wall

    (25) (82)

    Obtain Wall I

    195 (106) of 1,326 – 14.71%

    7.99% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    14.71% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defy Gravity

    (25) (91)

    Obtain Wall II

    180 (93) of 1,326 – 13.57%

    7.01% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    13.57% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • On Eve's Ride

    (10) (49)

    Complete Blaster Master

    119 (65) of 1,326 – 8.97%

    4.90% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    8.97% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • KO the Overlord guarding the Plutonium chamber, with full health and max gun.

    107 (58) of 1,326 – 8.07%

    4.37% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    8.07% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Not a Scratch

    (50) (327)

    Defeat the Plutonium Boss without getting the whip. (Requires full health)

    88 (48) of 1,326 – 6.64%

    3.62% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    6.64% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Defeat the Plutonium Boss with max gun.

    79 (43) of 1,326 – 5.96%

    3.24% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.96% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Master Blaster

    (25) (173)

    Complete Blaster Master without using any continues.

    79 (45) of 1,326 – 5.96%

    3.39% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    5.96% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • In One Go

    (50) (405)

    Complete Blaster Master without losing a life.

    65 (38) of 1,326 – 4.90%

    2.87% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    4.90% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode

Recent Players

Dissonant22 Dissonant22

25 Apr 2024, 1:17am

No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, 2 Lives Left

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25 Apr 2024, 1:13am

Playing Blaster Master

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24 Apr 2024, 10:10pm

Playing Blaster Master

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24 Apr 2024, 4:45pm

No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, 2 Lives Left

Wiseman Wiseman

24 Apr 2024, 5:23am

No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, 2 Lives Left

pumaman pumaman

24 Apr 2024, 1:26am

Obtained Hover, Using Homing Missle, 2 Lives Left

AlecTheHuman42 AlecTheHuman42

23 Apr 2024, 11:21pm

No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, No Lives Left

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23 Apr 2024, 9:52pm

Playing Blaster Master

Korrigowry Korrigowry

23 Apr 2024, 8:49pm

No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, No Lives Left

froggerfries froggerfries

23 Apr 2024, 8:47pm

Obtained Hover, Using Thunder Break, No Lives Left

Recent comments

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DonCosmo
DonCosmo 3 Jan 2017 16:39
My favorite game of all time.
aMafy 26 Feb 2017 05:06
full night to beat, uh oh.
Dimensional 15 Jan 2018 00:02
Would be nice if RANes had a Save Point feature for games like this. If you can't complete the game in one sitting, you simply use this, which creates a temporary snapshot that is deleted when you return to the game. Useful for hardcore.
ENZYME1
ENZYME1 16 Jan 2018 21:51
Playing like how the game was intended to be played is the true purpose of hardcore mode. With that said, temp saving may not happen at least when in relation to playing in hardcore mode.
ENZYME1
ENZYME1 5 Aug 2018 06:10
A guide for this set with further detail and tips: https://github.com/RetroAchievements/guides/wiki/Blaster-Master-(NES)
ENZYME1
ENZYME1 9 Dec 2018 04:29
Kdecks has updated the set to nullify if the boss glitch is used. If you attempt to use this exploit, any further achievements will not be earned. This blocks players from skipping bosses as the set is mostly progress based.
TheGameingChef 12 Aug 2020 01:10
^^^^^this needs to be redacted and fixed so we can use the glitch....like how we need to GLITCH rygar to get warrior of argus........
ENZYME1
ENZYME1 12 Aug 2020 02:23
BM to RYGAR (BAD COMPARISON) glitch or no. Way easier game with exploit of unlimited continues. Take it to admin on Discord if you feel that strongly about it 2 years later. I'm only responding to this once.
Suffa28 13 Sep 2020 06:23
If you can't beat the bosses without the pause glitch you don't deserve the cheevos.
groff16 15 Oct 2020 01:04
I did love this game ... I now complete it great sets of achievements. ggs
TheAndySocialNetwork 10 Apr 2023 03:00
For crystal clarity, I think it would be a good idea to make it explicit in the rules that the pause glitch isn't allowed. We spent 2 hours of a stream on this before a viewer who was in the know informed me in chat that pausing completely invalidates the run.
Dimensional 10 Apr 2023 03:13
Why should the pause glitch not be allowed if it's part of the game on actual hardware? If Hardcore is meant to have us play the game as a one-to-one replication of how you used to play retro games in the distant past (Quoting the wiki of all things), then saying you can't use it is creating a double standard. Hardcore is for 1-to-1 replication, regardless what was 'intended'. The banning of the glitch should be part of a separate set of achievements for this game.
Andrevus 11 Oct 2023 09:07
That was...shockingly easy for a Sunsoft NES game...i didn't even know how the pause-glitch works, but the right-wall trick was definitely a godsent for the final boss "no damage" type of crap. There is a reason grenades aren't unlimited in the remake lol, you can spam them faster than your gun AND they deal area damage.
Poefred 10 Jan 2024 07:04
@Dimensional by that logic why should any achievements exist? The official hardware didn't care if you beat the game without dying or not. Hardcore is there so you can't literally just use emulator cheats like rewind and save states. The achievements themselves are there to give an added challenge for people to earn, usually by encouraging you to do stuff like learn boss patterns instead of damage boosting through fights.
aphexlambda 26 Jan 2024 19:17
What does exactly the no-boss-glitch reads for? Damage to the boss while paused or boss destruction while paused?
TheAndySocialNetwork 26 Jan 2024 22:13
If you pause at all in a boss room, it will disable all achievements until you reset the game. Again, I think something that significant should be made explicit in the rules.
aphexlambda 26 Jan 2024 22:19
Hmmm... That's weird. I legit paused at least twice while in a boss fight and still was able to get cheevos - I'll reset my progress again and test that out.
TheAndySocialNetwork 26 Jan 2024 22:25
It's possible that's been changed since I first ran it months ago. But yes, they require you to beat it without using the pause glitch to kill or damage the boss.
aphexlambda 1 Feb 2024 01:17
MASTERED!

Man, am I proud of this one! The game itself isn't HARD, but Frozen Crabullus is a hell of a run killer. Amazing game, amazing set - really can say I am a Blaster Master MASTER, never thought I'd be able to beat this game under 2 hours someday.
StarChaserV 14 Feb 2024 04:16
So close...

I got all the way to Area 7 on a no death run and accidentally ran off a ledge by not paying attention. So, at least one more playthrough to go!

Interestingly, I got the achievement for max health and max gun for Plutonium Boss but it didn't pop for the boss right before it. Kind of can't get the latter without the former. I will have to see if it pops next time I decide to play through the game.

Got the no Continues achievement at least.