RoadBlasters

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Not to be confused with Data East's Road Blaster.

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RoadBlasters
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Tengen
Developer:
Licensor: Atari Games
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Publisher(s) of original games: Atari Games
Developer(s) of original games: Atari Games
Genre: Racing[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,800 (7,004)6,800e[2] T-48023
Sega Mega Drive
US
301032-0150
Non-Sega versions

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RoadBlasters (ロードブラスターズ), alternatively titled Road Blasters, is an arcade game developed by Atari Games which was brought to, among other consoles, the Sega Mega Drive in 1991. It was not released in Europe.

Gameplay

In RoadBlasters, the player drives a car armed with various weapons, and needs to travel across various tracks shooting enemy cars while avoiding obstacles without running out of fuel. Players can crash as often as they like, but this will also lead to a loss of fuel, so it is not recommended. The car automatically accelerates, and A fires.

Versions

On the Mega Drive, RoadBlasters is very similar to its arcade counterpart, however some palettes are different for unknown reasons, and all digitised speech is missing. The graphics were also altered for the lower resolution display of the Mega Drive console (320x224 vs. the arcade's 336x240), however the core gameplay remains in-tact, and is generally considered to be amongst the most accurate home conversions of the game.

'July' and 'October' builds of the final retail release exist; differences and release information are unknown.

Production credits


Magazine articles

Main article: RoadBlasters/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: RoadBlasters/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
70
[4]
ACE (UK) NTSC-U
50
[5]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
65
[6]
Cool Gamer (RU)
40
[7]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
78
[8]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
55
[9]
Hippon Super (JP) NTSC-J
40
[10]
Joypad (FR) NTSC-U
49
[11]
Joystick (FR) NTSC-U
49
[12]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
65
[13]
Mega (UK) NTSC-U
57
[14]
MegaTech (UK) NTSC-U
72
[15]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC
39
[16]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
70
[17]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
39
[18]
Video Games (DE)
65
[19]
Sega Mega Drive
56
Based on
16 reviews

RoadBlasters

Mega Drive, JP
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Cover
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Cart
RoadBlasters MD JP Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
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Cover
RoadBlasters MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, US (cardboard)

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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 ec6cd5f0
MD5 4e3a0867656de0c1a6ede6fb0b962aef
SHA-1 927cdb93e688152f2ff9a89a1b22cd6517ada652
512kB 1991-07 Cartridge (US)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 a0015440
MD5 9da9f6396e9f2eb34eff3a6dbe573ba4
SHA-1 7127e76ea33512d14cd78e6cac72ff8578454e1e
512kB 1991-10 Cartridge (JP)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32 e4ef86b9
MD5 2bf4c58157d0fdb8610e08df308d39e1
SHA-1 b53c65a7c11bda45b001b6c3c3e636d92f166404
512kB 1991-06-27 CD-R disc[20] Page

References


RoadBlasters

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Main page | Comparisons | Magazine articles | Reception | Promotional material | Region coding


Sega Mega Drive
Prototypes: 1991-06-27