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chiptune flashback: Blaster Master – Area 3

Blaster Master (NES) cover
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Blaster Master (NES) cover

game: Blaster Master
composer: Naoki Kodaka
where: Area 3

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It's no secret that I hold Blaster Master in high regard. It's got it all - perfect controls, great level design, good graphics, and, of course, awesome music. I'd go so far as to say that it rivals Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3 in terms of music quality in a 3rd-party NES game. It's that good!

Today, we're showcasing the music from Area 3. While most seem to prefer Area 1 (I'd chalk that up to the fact that they couldn't make it past the first area), I always thought that Area 3 had the better music. Quite a few of my friends agree as well. There's just something about it that always makes me happy inside...