My Blaster Runs Hot was a film starring Qwark. Romulus Slag played the main antagonist, Gabriel Von Cabindish, and Rusty Pete played the attorney, Slate McSteel. It was heavily advertised throughout Axiom City, and an arcade game was even made about it. However, many fans were reported to have boycotted the film after an audio recording of Qwark angrily insulting a member of the film crew was leaked to the press (though Qwark naturally denied it when asked about it).
Achieving 10,000 points will reward you with a bronze trophy named "My Blaster Runs Really, Really Hot".
My Blaster Runs Hot - The Game was a 1-2 player arcade game featuring Captain Qwark based on his film of the same name. Ratchet came across a version of it during his travels through the Agorian Battleplex, where it seemed to prove quite popular with the Agorians. The player controlled Qwark (the second player controlled Slate McSteel in 2-player).
The game was a top-down 2-dimensional shooter, similar to that seen in old arcades games like Robotron and Smash TV. The objective was to destroy the waves of robots coming in to earn points, which added up to the total amount of points. Occasionally, green, one-eyed hostages would appear, which could be rescued for extra points and power-ups, but were vulnerable to being killed by the robots. On the 15th wave, a giant boss robot would appear, forcing the player to fight and destroy it.
The "blaster bar" was a bar that went higher and higher when your Blaster overheated, but could be used to blast a beam of energy when reaching a full bar by pressing R1. You could also use a melee attack. Once a player died, the second player could revive them by hitting the dead player with the Blaster (only in 2-player). This saved a lot of lives and time.
- For unknown reasons, in the Spanish version of A Crack in Time, the name of Slate McSteel is changed to Lee Joe, and the name of Gabriel Von Cabindish changes to Tomas Von Edison.