RetroAchievements logo

Blaster Master (NES)

Blaster Master (NES)
DeveloperTokai Engineering
GenrePlatforming, Top Down Shooter
ReleasedJune 1988
Title Screenhot
In-game Screenshot


Authors: ENZYME1 (26)
There are 26 achievements worth 360 (2016) points.
Use Homing Missile
450 (256) of 972
(46.30%) players
Use Thunder Break
565 (346) of 972
(58.13%) players
Use Multi-Warhead Missiles
596 (358) of 972
(61.32%) players
Maximize Gun Energy
376 (204) of 972
(38.68%) players
Maximize Hover Gauge
272 (163) of 972
(27.98%) players
Collect full ammo of Homing Missile (99x)
224 (127) of 972
(23.05%) players
Collect full ammo of Thunder Break (99x)
237 (139) of 972
(24.38%) players
Collect full ammo of Multi-Warhead Missile (99x)
434 (245) of 972
(44.65%) players
Defeat the mutant blocking the gateway in Area 1.
594 (353) of 972
(61.11%) players
Find the shortcut in Area 3.
199 (130) of 972
(20.47%) players
Reunite with your mutant pet.
212 (128) of 972
(21.81%) players
Sink Sophia into the abyss in Area 5.
158 (102) of 972
(16.26%) players
Defeat all 7 Warlords.
132 (65) of 972
(13.58%) players
Obtain Hyper
734 (429) of 972
(75.51%) players
Obtain Crusher
342 (218) of 972
(35.19%) players
Obtain Hover
264 (162) of 972
(27.16%) players
Obtain the Key
188 (119) of 972
(19.34%) players
Obtain Dive
172 (95) of 972
(17.70%) players
Obtain Wall I
153 (80) of 972
(15.74%) players
Obtain Wall II
138 (70) of 972
(14.20%) players
Complete Blaster Master
86 (44) of 972
(8.85%) players
KO the Overlord guarding the Plutonium chamber, with full health and max gun.
78 (40) of 972
(8.02%) players
Defeat the Plutonium Boss without getting the whip. (Requires full health)
64 (32) of 972
(6.58%) players
Defeat the Plutonium Boss with max gun.
56 (27) of 972
(5.76%) players
Complete Blaster Master without using any continues.
58 (29) of 972
(5.97%) players
Complete Blaster Master without losing a life.
50 (25) of 972
(5.14%) players
Recent Players:
darthgeierman2023-03-25 23:59:35Obtained Wall 2, Using Homing Missle, 2 Lives Left
Plum1232023-03-23 14:37:31No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, 1 Life Left
FlyNSquared2023-03-22 00:50:46No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, 1 Life Left
joerocks19812023-03-19 19:28:23No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, 2 Lives Left
halloween21022023-03-17 14:12:16No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, 2 Lives Left
HayatoSeiji2023-03-13 22:11:36Obtained Crusher, Using Warhead Missle, No Lives Left
Magmavision2023-03-08 18:24:37No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, 2 Lives Left
KonradJim2023-02-19 19:39:57No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, 1 Life Left
gossamer462023-02-02 00:28:40No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, No Lives Left
ImpoliteSeagull2023-01-31 03:02:29No Equipment, Using Homing Missle, No Lives Left
Recent comments: (All 21)
ImpliedKappa 9 Jul 2015 01:56
An excuse to finally beat this game. Got to the plutonium boss once as a kid, didn't have the heart to pick it back up again.
Rushock 19 Jul 2015 21:22
Thank you for putting this up. I was actually delaying a play-thru with hopes of this.
NightmareJames 22 Jul 2015 04:18
2 bugs:1. Using homing missiles doesn't work.2. Using the shortcut through the blocks to get you out of Stage 3 doesn't pop the achievement. UGH.
ENZYME1 22 Jul 2015 05:28
Using Homing Missles works, you have to press B repeatedly whiled pressing down inside the Sophia. Keep pressing until it triggers. The value for that address is stubborn.
Rushock 22 Jul 2015 09:51
Shortcut worked for me. Homing missiles worked as well.
Schlimtor 30 Jul 2015 10:22
Area 3 shortcut didn't trigger for me, and I was using Blaster Master (USA).nes.
ENZYME1 30 Jul 2015 16:54
OK, I changed the requirements on "Detour" so that you don't have to jump up over the ledge to open the achievement. So it would trigger at the moment you find the path instead. But people :) please report any broken achievements in RANes, thanx !
Schlimtor 30 Jul 2015 20:44
Thanks for fixing the achievement. And I would report things through RANES, but I only get a response less than half the time. It seems to be a little more effective to post on the game's wall. I'll just use both next time.
lovelove 26 Feb 2016 01:50
Blaster Master is my fav game of NES.
HippopotamusRex 9 Aug 2016 20:37
I think that was uncle fred!!!
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 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 5 Aug 2018 06:10
A guide for this set with further detail and tips:
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 how we need to GLITCH rygar to get warrior of argus........
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

Similar Games

Ai Senshi Nicol | Love Warrior Nicol (FDS) (NES)187 points (418)
Fester's Quest (NES)110 points (143)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (NES)256 points (1286)
Rygar (NES)205 points (387)
Xexyz (NES)480 points (4310)

Achievement Distribution

High Scores

23JTDarky23 JTDarky232022-11-30 21:52
22Osiristime Osiristime2022-09-21 15:21
21MasamuneNKX MasamuneNKX2022-08-02 12:39
20CharlMarais CharlMarais2022-04-21 17:12
19mx01 mx012021-08-06 16:16
18Tyiiop Tyiiop2021-07-15 18:49
17Veritasu Veritasu2021-05-02 18:19
16Suffa28 Suffa282020-12-16 03:16
15APN APN2020-10-17 21:13
14mendox mendox2020-07-18 15:41


No leaderboards found: why not suggest some for this game?