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Blaster Master’s Back, Baby

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?Awesome! I tell you, when I first watched Beyond Thunderdome, I wasn’t sure –what? This isn’t about the lovable giant/midget combo from Mad Max? Oh.

Oooooooohhhhh. It’s the classic NES game, now getting a sequel called Master Blaster Overdrive for WiiWare. If you’ve ever played (and enjoyed) the original, I imagined you’ll be pretty excited for this — there’s driving, blasting… er, masting… at any rate, the car has its grapple cannon and a slew of other tech for the 2-D platforming, and there’s some seriously big bosses to take on in the top-down shooting portions. Apparently it’s available already available, meaning it’s entirely possible a TR reader has played it and finished it. My question to that person: What is the status of the frog?

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.