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Road Blasters (upright, rev 4)

| 1987

Release type:
Units produced: Atari Games
Controls/Input Device: Control(dial), Buttons(3)
Number of Players: 1
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SoundMix: Stereo
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MAME folder name: roadblst

Display: raster 336x240 @ 59.92Hz (59.92 pixclock)
Sound: 2 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver atarisy1.c:
Status: good; Emulation: good
Graphic: good; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 1024; Savestate: unsupported

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Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Road Blasters (c) 1987 Atari Games.

Road Blasters is a futuristic driving game in which the player must shoot rival racers and collect fuel globes to top up his ever-diminishing fuel supply. Power-up weapons are dropped from above and and must be 'caught' by the player. Collision with enemy vehicles will result in the destruction of the player's own vehicle. Digitized speech, effects and music play throughout the game.


[Upright model]
Game ID : 136048

Runs on the "Atari System 1" hardware.

Players: 1
Control: dial
Buttons: 3


Road Blasters was released in March 1987.

2,906 Upright units were produced in the USA.

Also released as "Road Blasters [Sit-Down model]".

For a limited period after the game's release, players could win a free Atari T-shirt by completing all 50 levels.

Road Blasters was the last of the Atari System 1 games made. The original name of Road Blasters during its design was 'Future Vette'.

This game appears, on the 2012 animation movie "Wreck-It Ralph" from Walt Disney Animation Studios.


* Shoot cars using a single shot instead of holding down the fire button to increase the bonus multiplier.

* Crash into roadside cannons instead of shooting them for 8,000+ points. This will greatly increase reserve fuel, which is awarded at the end of a rally based on score.

* If you crash your car into one of the turrets at the side of the road, you'll get 8-10x the current value of a turret. When your score multiplier is up to 10, this is 16,000 - 20,000 points! Early on, keep your score multiplier high and always crash into at least two of these babies every board and finishing the game (or doing very well at it) is not tough. After a while it gets hard to crash into two turrets every board and still finish the board on time.

* Tip For Strategies On Level 49 and 50 : Since level 50 is the last level, and the game gives you a complete recharge at the end of 49, accuracy doesn't count any more. Just keep firing as fast as possible.


Lead programmer : Bonnie Smithson
Animator : Mark Stephen Pierce
Tech and Gameplay : Dave Wiebenson
Sounds : Brad Fuller
Programmer : Robert Weatherby


* Consoles :
Nintendo NES [EU] (1990) "RoadBlasters [Model NES-VE]"
Nintendo NES [US] (January 1990) RoadBlasters [Model NES-VE]"
Sega Genesis [US] (1991)
Sega Mega Drive [JP] (February 28, 1992) "RoadBlasters [Model T-48023]"
Sony PlayStation [US] (December 31, 1997) "Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 2 [Model SLUS-00449]"
Sony PlayStation [EU] (June 1998) "Arcade's Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 2 [Model SLES-00712]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (November 18, 2003) "Midway Arcade Treasures [Model SLUS-20801]"
Microsoft XBOX [US] (November 24, 2003) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
Nintendo GameCube [US] (December 18, 2003) "Midway Arcade Treasures [Model DOL-GAKE-USA]"
Microsoft XBOX [EU] (February 6, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
Sony PlayStation 2 [EU] (February 6, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures [Model SLES-51927]"

* Handhelds :
Atari Lynx [US] (1990) "RoadBlasters [Model PA2036]"

* Computers :
Commodore C64 [US] [EU] (1988)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum [EU] (1988)
Amstrad CPC [EU] (1988)
Atari ST [EU] (1988)
Commodore Amiga [EU] (1988)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (January 1, 1999) "Arcade Greatest Hits - The Atari Collection 2"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (August 27, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [EU] (November 23, 2004) "Midway Arcade Treasures"


Edit this entry: http://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2233&o=2

Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 401FF5 00000019 FFFFFFFF Infinite Credits
00000000 4001E1 000000E0 FFFFFFFF Infinite Fuel (Main)
00000000 4014CF 00000063 FFFFFFFF Always have x99 Bonus
00000000 4014CF 00000063 FFFFFFFF Get x99 Bonus Now!
00000001 400253 00000030 FFFFFFFF Goto Last Level (50) when this level ends
00000000 401135 000000DA FFFFFFFF Infinite Special Weapons
62000000 000000 00000000 00000000 Select Weapon
00010000 40013B 00000000 FFFFFFFF None
00010000 40013B 00000001 FFFFFFFF Nitro Injector
00010000 40013B 00000002 FFFFFFFF Cruise Missile
00010000 40013B 00000003 FFFFFFFF Electro Shield
00010000 40013B 00000004 FFFFFFFF U.Z. Cannon
00000000 40027E 00000010 FFFFFFFF Always drive at High Speed
00010000 40027D 00000002 FFFFFFFF Always drive at High Speed (2/2)
00000001 40027E 00000010 FFFFFFFF Get a High Speed Boost Now! Use this with an Activation Key for best effect
00010001 40027D 00000002 FFFFFFFF Get a High Speed Boost Now! (2/2)

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file