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RoadBlasters (NES)

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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 NES Level complete!
RoadBlasters NES Oops, a crash!
RoadBlasters NES Some additional weapons are flown in
RoadBlasters NES Starting a game

Alternate Titles

  • "ロードブラスターズ" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games Mar, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Power Play May, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1990 29 out of 40 72
Mean Machines Nov, 1990 47 out of 100 47
NES Archives Jul 13, 2001 C- 42

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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.
Servo (55928) added RoadBlasters (NES) on Dec 22, 2002
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