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|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Developer: Tengen, Sterling Silver Software|
|Original system(s): Arcade boards|
|Publisher(s) of original games: Atari Games|
|Developer(s) of original games: Atari Games|
|Number of players: 1|
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In Road Blasters, you drive a car armed with various weapons, and need 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 fires.
On the Mega Drive, Road Blasters 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 are and release information is unknown.
- Programmed by: Sterling Silver Software
- Sound by: Earl Vickers
- Main article: Road Blasters/Magazine articles.
- Main article: Road Blasters/Promotional material.
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- https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software_l.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-02 23:21)
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