Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda: Blaster Master Zero

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If you have a Nintendo Switch, chances are you also have The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The new Zelda is a massive, phenomenal game that you can and should play for dozens of hours. But eventually, you’re going to want to play something new on your Nintendo console/handheld hybrid. Switch Games That Aren’t Zelda is a new column highlighting cool, smaller Switch games to check out once you’ve saved Hyrule.

One of the best surprises of the Wii’s downloadable game service WiiWare was Mega Man 9. Eventually released on other platforms, Mega Man 9 was a direct sequel to the classic NES Mega Man games that looked and played like a game from that era. It was a new 8-bit game produced in 2008, and it was fantastic. The developers at Inti Creates, who previously worked on Mega Man Zero, followed up Mega Man 9 with the solid but less exciting Mega Man 10 and the regrettable Mighty No. 9. Now, they’ve turned their retro revival talents to another classic NES shooter. Blaster Master Zero is a great Nintendo Switch Game That Isn’t Zelda.

The original 1988 Blaster Master is an extremely weird