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RoadBlasters (Commodore 64)

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Description

RoadBlasters is a futuristic racing action game. The goal is to reach the finish line in one piece throughout each of 50 levels. Numerous enemies are out on the road to try and stop you, including armored cars, motorcycles, cannons on the side of the road, landmines, and more.

Your vehicle is equipped with a machine gun to help you out, and occasionally a weapons plane will fly in and drop additional power ups that can be collected. Some of these are the U.Z. canon, cruise missiles, and speed boost. Your car has a very limited amount of fuel, however more can be picked up along the way by crossing the halfway point of a level, or by collecting the red and green fuel spheres that appear in the road or after destroying certain enemies. On many levels collecting fuel is critical otherwise you won't be able to reach the finish line.

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RoadBlasters Commodore 64 Title screen
RoadBlasters Commodore 64 Forest sector
RoadBlasters Commodore 64 Bubble city, shooting a bike
RoadBlasters Commodore 64 Bonus fuel

Alternate Titles

  • "ロードブラスターズ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Sep, 1988 654 out of 1000 65
Happy Computer Aug, 1988 51 out of 100 51
The Games Machine (UK) Sep, 1988 47 out of 100 47
Tilt Oct, 1988 8 out of 20 40
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1988 4 out of 12 33
Commodore Force Aug, 1993 22 out of 100 22

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Trivia

Load times

In the 1988 KIXX ZX Spectrum release, after a few minutes load time the splash screen is displayed. The game takes a further seven minutes and thirty seconds to load completely. A countdown timer is displayed in the lower left hand corner of the screen.
Martin Smith (63134) added RoadBlasters (Commodore 64) on Mar 26, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Trypticon (8199), Alaka (31003), Martin Smith (63134), Servo (55827), koffiepad (10010) and Jeanne (75605)