Hi, i am Arianna Crystal - which is my middle name. My last name i cannot say here.
Here is the IPS to the game: http://www.mediafire.com/file/igf4fldv72nhv7d/Blaster_Master_%2528Wastelands%2529.zip/file
I wanted to make a hack of one of my favorite games of all time, Blaster Master and the idea for it was to use more of the unused maps and space to build more to the levels and even extend some stuff from the original game. Also some of the exits and entries into levels.
Some the solutions to the bosses are changed. It was very tricky trying to learn how to program the door warps and area entry points using the ReMaster Level Editor.
There aren't very many blaster master hacks i have also noticed, as people tend to be pulled towards Pokemon, Megaman, Metroid or Mario alot more.
I have tested my entire hack and started from beginning to end beating the entire game right after i finished developing the new game.
Here are some screenshots of only the first level.
I had alot of fun making this game, and i am in sorta a need for others to play and even test it out for me and give me feedback of to what they think.
I hope more people look into Blaster Master and the beauty of designing an original new game using the ReMaster Editor. It was very tricky trying to learn how to use this program.
There are some things that are now different in the game besides tunnel passageways overlay of the worlds.
I made the Gun Power-ups more accessible and giving the player a better chance just before loading up to take down certain bosses.
The difficulty is still there, it is very hard trying to build up the guns power while losing it so easily by getting hit by projectiles.
It is more of a race trying to keep the gun than your life just to be able to conquer a boss.
The final level is extended and non linear or short, so it is alot more of a climb getting to the final boss now as same with all the other Area bosses.
Also the overhead areas, alot more thought was put into them, as it takes alot more maneuvering just to walk through some of the passages than just flat out wide open spaces, it's alot more mazey.
The Tile Editor was a lot more complicated, i did want to modify and make my own parts, but most of the graphics in the tile modifier are un-identifiable and
un-inteligently impossible to make out shapes, for fear of changing or ruining other graphics in the process.
^This program was used to change-up the title screen as it seemed to be all one could make out and do.
-Lastly, i chose the name 'Blaster Master Wastelands' for the very reason i noticed alot of game space went unused by the developers, perhaps of fear of over-packing the game cart's capability, but i maxed it out and everything seems fine as the Data does not eat over itself if you completely pack the rom with level data to the max.
I found this interesting.
Also Lastly, from the readme file:
This is a complete game hack of Blaster Master with every single level re-arranged and many things extended and changed, where as the original game left short. The world is different, the environment a bit more vast.
Some things were changed to make some things simple yet there still is many things which have been made harder.
You will now pick up full complete Gun power-ups without having to suffer collecting mini gun boosters so you get the full power of the gun in the overhead areas a-lot sooner.
Some places that were shorter have been extended. The Bosses and levels have all been changed so the usual solutions to the Bosses are all different from the original game.
The Level entries are all also different, so if you try to go to Area-4 for example its in a completely different spot in another level.
A lot of time was spent making this hack like a whole week nonstop.
It uses some of the Metafight Alpha - Mister Xiado's improvements to the title screen, Overhead and menu.
Format for building the entire new game hack in.
There was no permission by him, but loved his work with the graphics. His graphics are already patched inside the new IPS.
Those who are interested in testing out the game right away, this is the IPS to the file only. https://www.mediafire.com/file/igf4fldv72nhv7d/Blaster_Master_%28Wastelands%29.zip/file
-Anyways,Thank you all for hearing me out.*