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Blaster - Arcade

Publisher:Williams, Inc.  ?              No-Intro:N/A
Developer:Williams, Inc.  ?              GoodName:N/A
Year:1983              TOSEC:N/A
Category:Shooter              MAME:blaster
Controls:View              Commands:N/A
Game Manual:Download              Game Music:N/A

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Also on: Atari 5200, Microsoft Xbox Live Arcade


In game image of Blaster on the Arcade.
In Game
Title screen of Blaster on the Arcade.
Title Screen
Select Screen for Blaster.
Select Screen
Game Over Screen for Blaster.
Game Over Screen
High Score Screen for Blaster.
High Score Screen
Arcade Cabinet for Blaster.
Arcade Cabinet Marquee for Blaster.
Arcade Control Panel for Blaster.
Control Panel
Advert for Blaster on the Arcade.

The player takes control of a spaceship and must fight against wave after wave of enemy fighters, while trying to rescue the stranded astronauts that represent the last surviving remnants of the human race. Enemies attack the player both with weapons, and by making 'suicide runs' at the player's ship. The game consists of 11 different levels, 9 of which are repeated, bringing the total number of levels to 20.

The levels are : Planetoid Waves, Robot Grid Waves, Saucerland Waves, Vampire Waves, Time Tunnel Waves, Outer Space Waves, Enduro Waves, Cat World Waves, and Mastermind Waves (there are 2 of each of these).

There are also 2 unique waves that occur only once, they are Armageddon and Paradise.

Players can select their starting wave at the start of the game; choosing from Planetoids, Robot Grid, Saucerland, and Vampires. During the game, players must be careful to NOT shoot the human astronauts that drift through the levels. These must be rescued by 'running' into them.

Despite the presence of an energy meter, the player can take exactly three hits before he or she dies. Upon death, the window of the player's virtual cockpit breaks and one of the player's lives is lost. Blaster has a 'Continue' option but this can only be used once.

Game description from www.arcade-history.com

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