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Boss Blaster Mode is a special gameplay mode in Blaster Master Zero in which players are challenged to defeat all the game's bosses in the fastest time. It was added with the Version 1.4 update on October 5, 2017, with the Nintendo Switch version additionally receiving Co-Op Boss Blaster Mode (which was later added to the Steam version). Both boss rush modes must first be unlocked by achieving a 100% items game clear on a Normal Mode save file.

Gameplay[]

Players can challenge this mode as Jason Frudnick or any EX Characters they've downloaded (Gunvolt, Ekoro, Shantae, or Shovel Knight). Co-Op Boss Blaster can also can also be played where two players work together to defeat the bosses in the fastest time. All of SOPHIA III and the selected pilot's sub-weapons are available from the beginning (except the Remote Blast and the EX Characters' unlockable techniques), but pick-ups are restricted to those recovered from boss destructibles or blocks that respawn between each visit to the Boss Blaster hub. Wall Climb and the Receiver are disabled in both modes, and SOPHIA III always starts with the Hover Pack as its active Maneuver.

The Weapon Select Screen is disabled during the run; a run can only be paused or restarted via the Main Menu Screen. As a result, weapon switching must be done solely with the Change Weapon button. Note: (Co-Op) Boss Blaster Mode's timer continues to run while holding the Change Weapon button during a boss battle.

The bosses can be battled in any order, and the timer does not run until a boss battle is triggered. Death does not reset the timer. Once all the bosses are defeated, the player's final time, shown in minutes:seconds format, is added to a local best times display if it is better than any of the five times already on the display.

Hub Organization[]

Top-Down View[]

The bosses listed are based on clockwise position starting from the top center.

Side View[]

The bosses listed are based on clockwise position starting from the top center.

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