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Blaster Master

(Worlds of Power #1)

3.36  ·  Rating details ·  104 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Follow Jason into a mysterious underground cavern full of strange alien beings. Soon he's locked in battle with a gang of radioactive mutants as he struggles to save the earth from destruction! Now you can enjoy the complete story of the Nintendo action-adventure game--and learn lots of game-solving hints.
Paperback, 119 pages
Published July 1st 1990 by Scholastic
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Apr 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Why does it rate so was a cool game, and probably one of my first sci fi reads in school. Sentimental I know, but it was fun then and not too bad when I re read it lately.
Michael B Tager
Aug 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
As a book intended to get video gaming kids to read, it's pretty great, to be honest. It's weird (not surprising) and kind of wholesome, while still adhering to mutants and robots and sophisticated space car beneath the earth. It also reads exactly like you'd imagine it would, like an adult who was skeptical of video games played this game in order to write a book.
Amy Prosser
Nov 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book as a kid. It would probably be terrible if I re-read it now, but as an elementary school student, it was awesome.
Jun 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Fun read. Would have loved it more as a child. To keep it at the rather short 90ish pages it has a lot of off scene adventures. "Well I'm glad we killed those 9 level bosses."
Willow Redd
Oct 03, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: novelizations
One of my major issues with the World of Power books is that the writer takes a bit too much creative license with the original story. For example, in Blaster Master, Jason is not aided by anyone, yet in the book he's got a young girl from an alien world and a human boy who failed the same mission he is now on. Personally, I think this book would have been better if it had just been Jason against the Plutonium Boss (and really, American Sunsoft employees, that's the best you can do?).

As with the
Harry Collier IV
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is not classic literature. It will not reveal the truth of the universe or the deeper meanings of existence. It will not even reveal the shallow meanings.
What this book is is fun! I first read this nearly 20 years ago when I was a big fan of the game and though I haven't played Blaster Master since then this book served to bring back a lot of good memories.
It is a page turner and can be finished in about an hour so the time investment is definitely worth it.
On a negative note, the auth
May 08, 2012 rated it it was ok
A powerful coming of age tale of a young boy, Jason, and his overly active frog. Through a confluence of age and being at wrong place at the wrong time Jason's frog becomes slathered in radioactive goo, grows in girth, and promptly disappears down a giant hole. The only explanation of this sudden phenomenon would be aliens snatching up young men's small and benign pets to make them engorged giants out of the control of their owners. I do believe the nefarious aliens were beat back with the help ...more
Richard Knight
Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I remember reading this book on the bus ride to school. Memories. The best story ever about a boy and his frog.
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