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RoadBlasters

MobyRank MobyScore
Genesis
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3.0
ZX Spectrum
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Arcade
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4.2
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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 Atari ST Starting level one
RoadBlasters Amstrad CPC Shot down two cars
RoadBlasters Amstrad CPC Get the green sphere for more fuel
RoadBlasters Arcade Pick up green spheres for extra fuel

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 (68029)

The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Oct, 1988 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide Genesis 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play Lynx Feb, 1991 75 out of 100 75
Power Play NES May, 1991 73 out of 100 73
Génération 4 Lynx Feb, 1991 71 out of 100 71
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST May, 1989 58 out of 100 58
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Aug, 1988 51 out of 100 51
NES Archives NES Jul 13, 2001 C- 42
Tilt Commodore 64 Oct, 1988 8 out of 20 40

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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 (6453), Alaka (30263), Martin Smith (63153), Servo (55897), koffiepad (10041) and Jeanne (75623)