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Description

An imaginative action game in which you must guide a ball-shaped craft through a succession of levels. These have a patchwork-quilt type display, with holes to avoid, and squares of various colors, which affect the craft's speed, both within its power potential and into warp, as well as a control-reverser and lots of holes. You can jump and thus avoid these holes, although you have a limited number of them for each level, and it's possible to adjust the speed through joystick or keyboard control. You also face a time limit on each of the levels, although your time is boosted every time you complete one.

Screenshots

Trailblazer Atari 8-bit Jumping over the hole.
Trailblazer Atari ST Entering Green Bits
Trailblazer ZX Spectrum Get ready
Trailblazer Amstrad CPC Title screen

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Critic Reviews

Computer Gamer Commodore 16, Plus/4 Jun, 1987 97 out of 100 97
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 9 out of 10 90
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Nov, 1986 18 out of 20 90
64'er Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 12 out of 15 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) MSX Jun, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Génération 4 Atari ST 1987 70 out of 100 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari 8-bit Apr, 1989 8.4 out of 12 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Commodore 64 Oct 26, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Tilt Atari ST Jun, 1987 14 out of 20 70
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

Development

The C16 version was the first version of Trailblazer.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • July 1991 (Issue 10) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

Contributed to by B.L. Stryker (20758), Kabushi (153720), Martin Smith (63001) and Игги Друге (45006)