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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 Amiga Collect the green sphere for extra fuel
RoadBlasters ZX Spectrum Racing on the first level
RoadBlasters NES Oops, a crash!
RoadBlasters Lynx Rally 1 stats.

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Alternate Titles

  • "ロードブラスターズ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Very basic, drive, steer, shoot, repeat ZX Spectrum piltdown_man (118246)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1989 775 out of 1000 78
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Dec, 1991 31 out of 40 78
Video Games NES Mar, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Lynx Jan, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Power Play NES May, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Génération 4 Lynx Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Mean Machines NES Nov, 1990 47 out of 100 47
NES Archives NES Jul 13, 2001 C- 42
Tilt Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 8 out of 20 40
Commodore Force Commodore 64 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.
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