Blasten ! (DOS)

Blasten ! DOS The game starts by asking the player if they want to see the instructions, the shareware request for cash is the first screen what they see if they answer Yes

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Blasten ! is a single player, shareware, monochrome Asteroids clone.

The game gives the player three ships with which to destroy all meteors and comets that threaten space traffic. It is keyboard controlled and the action keys can be redefined.
This game differs from many in the genre in that ammunition is not unlimited. Each ship starts with two hundred units of energy, firing the laser costs ten units, firing a missile costs one unit. A ship in good condition can absorb additional energy from a comet while a damaged one will be destroyed by it.
The game can be configured by answering questions as it starts up:
  • The ship can be magnetic - i.e. it will attract meteors
  • It can bounce off the walls around the edge of the screen or it can fly off one edge and reappear on the opposite side
  • Sound effects are optional
  • Game speed can be affected by selecting one of four machine types



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Blasten ! DOS Here the ship is roughly in the centre of the screen and above it is a comet
Blasten ! DOS The game begins. The ship is locates at the bottom of the screen, in the centre
Blasten ! DOS The game starts by asking the player if they want to see the instructions, the shareware request for cash is the first screen what they see if they answer Yes
Blasten ! DOS The game's story and the default action keys are described here

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  • "Blasten Game" -- In-game title

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piltdown_man (118255) added Blasten ! (DOS) on Nov 01, 2014