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Katharsis is a game with classic side-scrolling shooter gameplay. It has 3D backgrounds, colorful graphics and an integrated storyline. The game starts in 2616, when the ship leaves Earth with 1000 settlers on board. Eighteen months later Earth loses contact with the ship. The action moves to the year 4720. One of Earth's cities is attacked by an unknown spacecraft. The player is one of the few survivors of the massacre.

The game consists of ten space levels and ten underwater levels where the player needs to protect a special bomb designed to destroy the enemy base. The player uses a whole arsenal of different weapons, can move in all directions and use afterburner. The fights with end-level bosses take place in full 3D environments.


Blaster! DOS Space fireworks
Blaster! DOS Main menu (English)
Blaster! DOS Collision ahead
Blaster! DOS Highscore table

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Alternate Titles

  • "Katharsis" -- Polish title

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Critic Reviews

Meristation Aug 18, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Reset May, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Secret Service / New S Service Apr, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Gambler Oct, 1998 70 out of 100 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Apr 22, 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Świat Gier Komputerowych Apr, 1997 7 out of 10 70
PC Joker Feb, 1998 64 out of 100 64
Gry OnLine 2009 60 out of 100 60
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1998 26 out of 100 26
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 1998 23 out of 100 23


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Patrick Bregger (258412) added Blaster! (DOS) on Jul 01, 2009