The Pause Trick is a glitch in Blaster Master that allows the player to defeat some bosses easily. It requires using the grenade and pausing the game at the point of impact. This causes the boss the take constant damage for as long as the game is paused. When the damage sound effect changes, unpausing the game will result in the death of the boss. Some caution must be exercised as the glitch can also apply to Jason if the player pauses the game while he is taking damage.

Crabullus, Fred, Frozen Crabullus, and Enhanced Fred are the only bosses susceptible to the glitch.