RoadBlasters

Moby ID: 8003
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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.

Spellings

  • Road Blasters - Alternate spelling
  • ロードブラスターズ - Japanese spelling

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Tactical Command
Camouflage
Communications
Air Support
Ground Support
Reconnaissance
Strategic Command

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Critics

Average score: 67% (based on 44 ratings)

Players

Average score: 2.7 out of 5 (based on 24 ratings with 1 reviews)

Very basic, drive, steer, shoot, repeat

The Good
For no particular reason you're driving a fast car down a highway shooting any cars that get in your way.

It's a small game with a short load time.

The levels, at least the early ones I played on, do not take long to play through so I found this game to be a quick bit of fun.

The Bad
After running out of lives you have to rewind the tape to the right place to reload the level to continue playing. When playing on a spectrum, not an emulator, this is a real pain.



The Bottom Line
Though basic this is relatively quick to load, easy to play and fun. Not sure I'd ever play through all 50 levels though.

ZX Spectrum · by piltdown_man (244000) · 2010

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.

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Game added by Servo.

Arcade added by Trypticon. Genesis added by Alaka. ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Commodore 64, Atari ST added by Martin Smith. Amstrad CPC added by koffiepad. Lynx added by Jeanne.

Additional contributors: MAT, Alaka, j.raido 【雷堂嬢太朗】, piltdown_man.

Game added December 31, 2002. Last modified June 6, 2024.