Road Blasters

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


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Road Blasters
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Tengen
Original system(s): Arcade boards
Publisher(s) of original games: Atari Games
Developer(s) of original games: Atari Games
Genre: Racing

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
¥6,800 T-48023
Sega Mega Drive
$? 301032-0150

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Road Blasters (ロードブラスターズ) 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.


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 A 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.

Production credits

Magazine articles

Main article: Road Blasters/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Road Blasters/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 [2]
65 [3]
70 [4]
40 №1992-03, p82
49 [5]
57 [6]
72 [7]
39 №18, p67
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
8 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, US (cardboard)

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Mega Drive, JP
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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
1991-06-27 Page