Air Buster

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
2.2
Genesis
72
3.7
TurboGrafx-16
80
3.5
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Description

Air Buster is a fast side-scrolling shooter. The player controls a small craft through different levels with many enemies. Every level ends with a boss and some section speed up the gameplay, offering fast obstacle courses both horizontally and vertically scrolling. Flying orange pods release many power-ups at once, enhancing the ships with new or more powerful lasers, wing men and shields. The player can also hold the fire key to charge a blast that removes all enemy bullets from the screen and deals damage to all enemies. With an unforgiving difficulty, every hit is fatal, but the game can be continued from any points as long as there are lives and credits left. The game can be played with two players cooperatively.

Screenshots

Air Buster Genesis Dodging these planes is hard, and it's even harder to bring them down with initial weapon
Air Buster Arcade Continue?
Air Buster Genesis This guy is protected with the shield of red rocks of sorts
Air Buster TurboGrafx-16 Flying through a narrow passage

Alternate Titles

  • "Aero Blasters" -- Japanese title
  • "エアロブラスターズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Tilt TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1991 18 out of 20 90
Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Joystick (French) Genesis Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Mean Machines Genesis Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1991 79 out of 100 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Jun, 1991 785 out of 1000 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1991 9.4 out of 12 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Apr, 1991 8.4 out of 12 70
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Feb 16, 2002 B- 67
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 2 out of 5 40

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Extras

The US version came with a free Kaneko video glove.
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