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Blockbuster (Amstrad CPC)

Blockbuster Amstrad CPC Loading screen


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Impact is an old break-out style game. The user controls a paddle and needs to catch a ball with the paddle each time it comes down. When the ball hits a brick, it is destroyed (unless it's made undestroyable). Sometimes, a bonus will come out of the brick. This adds to the 'bonus score'. When the player collected one or more bonuses, he may 'release' them, and he receives a powerup. Each 'bonus score' has a different powerup: the most powerful powerups need the largest number of bonus points. Impact comes with a lot of levels and a level editor.


Blockbuster Amstrad CPC Level two
Blockbuster Amstrad CPC I lost all the balls. Game over.
Blockbuster Amstrad CPC Loading screen
Blockbuster Amstrad CPC The first level

Alternate Titles

  • "Impact!" -- European in-game title
  • "Impact" -- International title

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Buried deep inside the executable for both Impact and Blockbuster is this comment (the Blockbuster executable has the same comment but "BLOCKBUSTER" replaces "IMPACT"):

IMPACT was written by Brian Cotton for ASL and didn't I do a fantastic job!


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Kabushi (143910) added Blockbuster (Amstrad CPC) on Feb 22, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Gerrit Holl (164), Kabushi (143910) and Martin Smith (63028)