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Air Buster (Genesis)

72
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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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 Final boss - first form
Air Buster Genesis The bullets are tiny and many.
Air Buster Genesis Dodging these planes is hard, and it's even harder to bring them down with initial weapon
Air Buster Genesis Start of the second phase

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Mean Machines Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Sega-16.com Oct 02, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Joystick (French) Apr, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Power Play May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
The Video Game Critic Nov 20, 2010 B 75
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Jan, 2011 3 out of 10 30

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The US version came with a free Kaneko video glove.
Sciere (245197) added Air Buster (Genesis) on Dec 28, 2007
Other platforms contributed by 666gonzo666 (36857) and chirinea (33486)