There are 3 modes of the gameplay; the tank, traveling on-foot and top-down sections. The tank is most powerful, but the player regularly needs to leave the tank to access other parts of the map. The caves found while on foot transition into a top-down section. The player can encounter bosses in these sections.
DLC and Updates
Blaster Master Zero received "generally favorable" reviews on Metacritic holding a metascore of 78/100 on Nintendo Switch. It also received "mixed or average" reviews on 3DS with a metascore of 70/100.