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Blockbuster (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

Impact is an old break-out style game. The user controls a paddle and needs to catch a ball with the paddle each time it comes down. When the ball hits a brick, it is destroyed (unless it's made undestroyable). Sometimes, a bonus will come out of the brick. This adds to the 'bonus score'. When the player collected one or more bonuses, he may 'release' them, and he receives a powerup. Each 'bonus score' has a different powerup: the most powerful powerups need the largest number of bonus points. Impact comes with a lot of levels and a level editor.

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Blockbuster ZX Spectrum Unusually the action key redefinition does not echo back the keys selected
Blockbuster ZX Spectrum This is the game designer mode, about to place a block
Blockbuster ZX Spectrum The game designer help screen
Blockbuster ZX Spectrum The main menu screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Impact!" -- European in-game title
  • "Impact" -- International title

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Trivia

Executable

Buried deep inside the executable for both Impact and Blockbuster is this comment (the Blockbuster executable has the same comment but "BLOCKBUSTER" replaces "IMPACT"):

IMPACT was written by Brian Cotton for ASL and didn't I do a fantastic job!

Kabushi (116470) added Blockbuster (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 22, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Gerrit Holl (164), Kabushi (116470) and Martin Smith (63197)