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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 sections 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 point as long as there are lives and credits left. The game can be played with two players cooperatively.

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Air Buster Genesis Game over
Air Buster Genesis Phase 3 boss first form
Air Buster Arcade First enemies
Air Buster Genesis After all we've been through not even a single-screen cut-scene?!

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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

Tilt TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1991 18 out of 20 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1991 34 out of 40 85
Video Games TurboGrafx-16 Mar, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Sega-16.com Genesis Oct 02, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Genesis May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Joystick (French) Genesis Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Power Play TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1991 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1991 9.4 out of 12 78
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Jan 20, 2008 65 out of 100 65
Sinclair User Arcade May, 1990 6 out of 10 60

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The US version came with a free Kaneko video glove.
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