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 Phase 3 starts in the mountains
Air Buster TurboGrafx-16 Phase 2: Mechanized Cave
Air Buster Genesis Final boss - first form
Air Buster Genesis Game over

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Génération 4 TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1991 10 out of 10 100
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx-16 Jan, 1991 34 out of 40 85
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
The Video Game Critic Genesis Nov 20, 2010 B 75
Raze Genesis May, 1991 74 out of 100 74
The Video Game Critic TurboGrafx-16 Feb 16, 2002 B- 67
Defunct Games TurboGrafx-16 Jan 20, 2008 65 out of 100 65

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Extras

The US version came with a free Kaneko video glove.
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