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RoadBlasters

MobyRank MobyScore
Commodore 64
43
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ZX Spectrum
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2.8
Arcade
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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 ZX Spectrum Collect extra fuel and power ups
RoadBlasters Amstrad CPC Motorbikes rule the road
RoadBlasters Commodore 64 Forest sector
RoadBlasters Amiga The level select 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 (85306)

The Press Says

The Atari Times Arcade Mar 11, 2004 88 out of 100 88
Power Play Arcade 1987 8 out of 10 80
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 8 out of 10 80
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jun, 1989 775 out of 1000 78
Video Games Lynx Mar, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Power Play NES May, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Mar, 1990 29 out of 40 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 688 out of 1000 69
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST May, 1989 58 out of 100 58
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.
Contributed to by Trypticon (8787), Alaka (33208), Martin Smith (63062), Servo (55766), koffiepad (10003) and Jeanne (75521)