For the uninitiated, the original Blaster Master was an action game on the Nintendo Entertainment System that I genuinely thought had been lost to time. It featured several different modes of gameplay that were intermixed in interesting and clever ways: you drove a tank around a 2D environment, but sometimes had to get out of the tank and control an itty-bitty person in that same world. Some stages switched to a zoomed-in, top-down perspective. It required a lot of exploration to find power-ups, which allowed you to return to previous levels and unlock new zones. It looks like Blaster Master Zero , a reboot of sorts, will build off this playbook .