Museum of the Game ®

International Arcade Museum® — Killer List of Videogames®

Road Blaster Road Blaster - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

MARQUEE PICTURE NEEDED FOR Road Blaster - Click for details on how to contribute.


An animated laserdisc game where you play a sports car-driving avenger who is chasing after the gang of bikers that killed his wife.

Road Blaster was produced by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan in 1985.

Nihon Bussan/AV Japan released 60 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1978. Nihon Bussan/AV Japan was based in United States.

Other machines made by Nihon Bussan/AV Japan during the time period Road Blaster was produced include: Karate Master, Karate Dou, Cobra Command, Karate Champ - Player Vs Player, Haro Gate Ball, Ring King, Performan, Metal Clash, Last Mission, and Kyoukou Toppa


Name Road Blaster
Developer Nihon Bussan/AV Japan (United States)
Year 1985
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9331
Class Wide Release
Genre Adventure
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Game Introduction

Gameplay is very similar to Data East's Cobra Command except for the fact that it substitutes cars instead of helicopters.

Road Blaster KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 2.58 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 2.50

Overall Like 2.00
Fun (Social) -1.00
Fun (Solo) 2.00
Collector Desire 5.00

Technical Rating: 2.67

Gameplay 2.00
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.00
Sound/Music -1.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

Log in to rate this game!

More pictures


It was produced only as a conversion kit by Data East for Begas Battle game cabinets. The kits were never released to arcades by Data East.


The game is also known as Road Avenger.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Road Blaster Census

There are 14,906 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,530 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,155 machines (6,929 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 8 known instances of this machine owned by Road Blaster collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are original dedicated machines. 2 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

eBay Listings

Click to search eBay for Road Blaster Videogame machines and related items.

Click to search eBay for Nihon Bussan/AV Japan for machines and parts.

When you click on links below to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Such revenue helps to fund this site's operations. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.


Ebay Compatible Application

Atari System 1 One Road blasters Arcade Video Game Cartridge.

Auction ends in: 1 week, 1 day


Road Blasters Arcade Marquee 23.5" x 5.5"

Auction ends in: 3 weeks, 3 days


NOS Atari Road Blaster CONTROLLER WIRE HARNESS part# A043942-01

Auction ends in: 3 weeks, 1 day


NOS Atari Trigger Switch for Road Blaster - Atari part # 160035-001

Auction ends in: 2 weeks, 3 days



Auction ends in: 2 weeks, 2 hours



  1. Log in to contribute content to this page
  2. Please consider donating to the International Arcade Museum Library