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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 Title screen
RoadBlasters Arcade Fun with cruise missiles
RoadBlasters Lynx Rally 1 stats.
RoadBlasters Atari ST Aw, out of gas!

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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 (113801)

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Arcade Mar 11, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Defunct Games Lynx Feb 12, 2012 B+ 83
Play Time NES Mar, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Video Games NES Mar, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Video Games Lynx Mar, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Nov, 1990 29 out of 40 72
neXGam Lynx 2004 7.2 out of 10 72
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1989 60 out of 100 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Sep, 1988 5 out of 10 50
Mean Machines NES Nov, 1990 47 out of 100 47

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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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