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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 NES Some additional weapons are flown in
RoadBlasters Atari ST Title screen
RoadBlasters Lynx Select your difficulty

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 (105733)

Critic Reviews

The Atari Times Arcade Mar 11, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Raze Lynx Feb, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 75 out of 100 75
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
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 62 out of 100 62
NES Archives NES Jul 13, 2001 C- 42
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 4 out of 12 33
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.
Contributed to by Trypticon (10733), Alaka (37333), Martin Smith (62998), Servo (55754), koffiepad (9983) and Jeanne (75441)