Limited Run Games reveals numerous Blaster Master Zero 1 & 2 physical releases

A dream come true for retro fans

Limited Run Games teased some news for Blaster Master Zero fans, and boy did they deliver. The company has revealed all kinds of projects, including special packages, soundtracks, and more. Here's the breakdown of what will be offered.

Blaster Master Zero 1 and 2 Standard releases

- physical copies for each game

Blaster Master Zero Classic Edition

- the game
- reversible poster
- original game soundtrack
- retro cartridge-sleeve

Blaster Master Zero 2 Classic Edition

- the game
- reversible poster
- original game soundtrack
- retro cartridge-sleeve

Blaster Master Zero 1 and 2 soundtracks

- 2-LP vinyl soundtracks

Blaster Master Zero 1 and 2 deluxe soundtracks

- two soundtracks on vinyl, signed by Ippo Yamada

Blaster Master Zero 1 and 2 Collector's Edition

- both games
- certificate of authenticity
- SOPHIA III and Gaia-SOPHIA metal tanks
- soundtracks
- and more!

If any of these deals entice you, you'll be able to lock in your preorders on May 29th, 2020 at 10 AM ET. These are sure to go quick, so don't wait too long!


Looks to be an open preorder for all of the editions, so no need to worry about missing out.

i beat both games. they were ok games. don't think i will double dip. maybe if i had never played them i would have gotten the physical versions

Why have Blaster Master 1 and 2 separate carts? They both barely are even 1 GB combined. It seems like a waste of manufacturing costs.

It's due to multi-cart SKUs not being able to fit all the DLC. That's why Guacamelee's collection had to mandate DLC codes for that physical release, while the PS4 version had everything in one package.. Every DLC is on these versions, so that's how they're doing it.

But there's hardly much of DLC so even if you include them, its still not even close to 1 GB. I'm sure that combining both games is cost effective than this which is more expensive.

Could you explain this multi-cart SKU thing to me? I've tried to look it up on google but I couldn't find anything.
You're saying it's not about the file size in and of itself but the number of DLCs?

Basically, Leadman games published Guacamelee 1/2 on a single cart last august, using one of the multi-SKU carts (AKA, carts that have multiple applications in one.) They planned to include the DLC on the cart itself, but had to back out and only do it on PS4, since they said there were technical reasons beyond their control preventing it, so they included download codes instead.

Thus, it's not hard to assume that in general, those types of carts make it not that easy to include multiple games AND their DLC in a single package: Updates can still be on the cards, but DLC like the eShop stuff seem to be out of the question. Thus, separating them into two carts (even if it's more costly) ends up being the easier way for games to have everything in one package.

Wed May 27 20 08:55am
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Thanks for the explanation!
Those multi-SKU carts are kinda weird. The Psikyo Collection Vol. 3 has four (albeit small) games on such a card while the FFVII/VIII double pack has two big games. I thought those cards were pretty handy but everything has a downside I guess.

Tue May 26 20 09:45am
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I liked the OSTs, but not enough to buy them. I guess I'll go with the standard editions this time.
My LRG orders are piling up again (five after getting those two). I hope they'll start manufacturing again soon.

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