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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 Arcade Big squadron
Air Buster TurboGrafx-16 Phase 3
Air Buster Genesis Trying to avoid randomly spawning ball-like things
Air Buster Genesis Moving blocks...

Alternate Titles

  • "Aero Blasters" -- TurboGrafx-16/Genesis Japanese title
  • "エアロブラスターズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Genesis May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
TurboPlay TurboGrafx-16 Dec, 1990 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mean Machines Genesis Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Oct 02, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Raze Genesis May, 1991 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Apr, 1991 8.4 out of 12 70
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Jan 20, 2008 65 out of 100 65
Sinclair User Arcade May, 1990 6 out of 10 60
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.
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