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Air Buster

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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...
Genesis
72
4.0
TurboGrafx-16
...
3.4
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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 The fast obstacle courses are a hell.
Air Buster Arcade Boss fight 2nd phase
Air Buster Genesis Dodging these planes is hard, and it's even harder to bring them down with initial weapon
Air Buster Arcade Take-off

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Genesis May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (French) Genesis Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Oct 02, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Mean Machines Genesis Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1991 79 out of 100 79
The Video Game Critic Genesis Nov 20, 2010 B 75
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Jan 20, 2008 65 out of 100 65
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis Jan, 2011 3 out of 10 30

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Extras

The US version came with a free Kaneko video glove.
Contributed to by Marcin Ostrowski (32494), chirinea (33100) and Sciere (233631)