Blaster Master: Destination Fred Rolling On To Virtual Console

By Spencer . April 1, 2010 . 9:51am

imageSunsoft is doing something neat with Virtual Console, they’re using the platform to distribute an unreleased Blaster Master sequel.


Blaster Master: Destination Fred was made for the multi-NES cartridge PlayChoice-10 arcade system. The unit usually contained other Nintendo games like Super Mario Bros. and Ninja Gaiden. Blaster Master: Destination Fred was tested in a few locations around Los Angeles, but was never released on home consoles.


This game is a direct sequel to the NES game. Fred, Jason’s pet frog is in it too. The Plutonium boss injected lethal microbots into Fred. Jason and Sophia shrink down to size and enter Fred to save him.


Sunsoft dug Blaster Master: Destination Fred out of their archives and has it prepared for Virtual Console. Look for it in North America on April 26.

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  • Boy I hope Sunsoft is doing more than localizing Blaster Master games…

    • JeremyR

      Probably, but considering that Vic Ireland is helping them, it will be years and years before they actually ever release anything else.

      • Kunio_kun

        You’re forgetting that Vic is one of the biggest fans of April 1st… Always actin’ tha fool…

  • Kris

    If this isn’t an April Fool’s Joke, that’s awesome!

  • ECM

    I put it on the list:

    1. You’d have to be a marketing idiot to announce a game on April 1st.

    2. The Internet, until today, had never heard of this game. (And, going back in my memory to the age of the NES, this game wasn’t even ever hinted at existing.)

    3. Since when do pubs ever have a date for a VC/WW game that far in advance? Usually, if you get even a week’s notice, you’re shocked.

  • wharcraff

    I’ll play along. That’s a great move by Sunsoft. But I’d have been even more pumped if they had an unreleased sequel of ‘Journey to Silius’ knocking around. Now that would be awesome.

  • Tokyo Guy

    Wow I was actually amazed by that story until realizing it is, of course, an April Fools joke. The idea of a real 8-Bit sequel to Blaster Master would be amazing though. And why not do it for that matter? Capcom made 8-Bit Rockman 9 and 10…

    Then again Sunsoft’s official US website has it listed as well, though it looks so poorly designed that I wouldn’t put it past them to have it as a joke.

  • No longer on-site. ‘Twas a joke.

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