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RoadBlasters

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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...
Amiga
...
...
Lynx
77
2.2
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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.

Screenshots

RoadBlasters Lynx Finish line.
RoadBlasters Amstrad CPC Obtained an U-2 cannon
RoadBlasters Arcade Post-lap stats (plus free tips)
RoadBlasters NES Title screen

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 (76909)

The Press Says

The Atari Times Arcade Mar 11, 2004 88 out of 100 88
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST May, 1989 72 out of 100 72
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Lynx Nov, 1990 29 out of 40 72
neXGam Lynx 2004 7.2 out of 10 72
Génération 4 Lynx Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Atari ST May, 1989 70 out of 100 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 688 out of 1000 69
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 62 out of 100 62
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST May, 1989 58 out of 100 58
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Aug, 1988 51 out of 100 51

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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.
Contributed to by Trypticon (8280), Alaka (31128), Martin Smith (63136), Servo (55823), koffiepad (10010) and Jeanne (75601)