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US Gold, Amiga 19.99
Road blasters Nuclear war has forced most of the population underground but you and a bunch of other crazies are staying above ground with your cars: all you live for is the race to end all races the Road Blaster Challenge.

So, armed with a bonnet-mounted photon cannon and a drop-ship following above with extra bolt-on weaponry, you've gotta rip up the road (and the other vehicles) through fifty levels of high-tailin' rip-roarin' yee-hahin' chaos! It's that simple.

Zzap, Issue 49, May 1989, p.25

Randy I've always been a stickler for this in the arcades, and I have to admit while this is a rather flawed conversion, lacking speech, sampled music and more detailed sprites, it's actually still very addictive. It may just be the yob in me, but I get real pleasure out of blowing all those cars to kingdom come. There's no way of getting round the fact that Road Blasters could have been better as far as the accuracy of the conversion goes but even as it stands, it's a winner in my book.

Don't mind me - I'm just here for the beer!!
Maff Road Blasters is one of my favorites in the arcades, so imagine my disappointment when I loaded up what could have been a near perfect conversion, only to find an incredibly easy game lurking behind poor music, average sound effects and basic sprites. The scrolling road is effective, and all the levels have been crammed into one load; I wouldn't have minded putting up with some sort of multiload, just to get a totally accurate game of Road Blasters on the Amiga. Oh well.

PRESENTATION 70%
Joystick or mouse option. Same effective screen layout as the coin-op.
GRAPHICS 69%
Effective 3D rolling road, but sprites could have been more detailed.
SOUND 57%
Average rendition of the original arcade ditties. Some of the spot effects aren't too grand, either.
HOOKABILITY 82%
It's Roadblasters, man.
LASTABILITY 57%
Easier than the coin-op, so it won't take long to finish. You can always go for a better score, though.
OVERALL
75%
Could have been tougher and more accurate conversion, but a fun drive 'em up nevertheless.

Conversion Factor: 69%