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RoadBlasters

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
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Amstrad CPC
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1.0
NES
64
2.1
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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 Arcade High scores
RoadBlasters Amstrad CPC Level 4
RoadBlasters Arcade Biker's about to get it
RoadBlasters Commodore 64 Forest sector

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 (63314)

The Press Says

Defunct Games Lynx Feb 12, 2012 B+ 83
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide NES 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games NES Mar, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Atari ST May, 1989 70 out of 100 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Sep, 1988 654 out of 1000 65
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST May, 1989 58 out of 100 58
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Aug, 1988 51 out of 100 51
Tilt Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 8 out of 20 40

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Trivia

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 (6197), Alaka (30013), Martin Smith (63197), Servo (55896), koffiepad (10047) and Jeanne (75634)