Air Buster

Critic Score User Score
Arcade
...
2.2
Genesis
72
3.7
TurboGrafx-16
81
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 But quickly escalates to the skies
Air Buster Arcade Boss fight 2nd phase
Air Buster TurboGrafx-16 Going through a swarm of small enemies
Air Buster Genesis Phase four. This phase does tricks to the gravity, your ship gains momentum and becomes hard to control

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1991 34 out of 40 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Sega-16.com Genesis Oct 02, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Genesis May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1991 9.4 out of 12 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Jun, 1991 785 out of 1000 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
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.
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