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Road Blasters Road Blasters - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Road Blasters - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Futuristic driving game where you have to shoot opponents and collect fuel globes. Collect power-up weapons by catching them from above. Shortly after its release, you could win a free Atari T-shirt by completing all 50 levels. Digitized speech, effects and music throughout.

Road Blasters was produced by Atari Games in 1987.

Atari Games released 88 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Atari Games was based in United States.

Other machines made by Atari Games during the time period Road Blasters was produced include: 720 Degrees, Championship Sprint, Gauntlet II, Super Sprint, Rolling Thunder, Xybots, A.P.B., RBI Baseball, Blasteroids, and Atari R.B.I. Baseball


Name Road Blasters
Developer Atari Games (United States)
Year 1987
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9332
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class Atari System I
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: X Yoke with two buttons - FireSpecial
  • Pedals: 1 - Gas
Sound Unamplified Stereo (requires two-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard - 302 lbs
  • Environmental/Cockpit
Control Panel Road Blasters Control Panel Image
Side Art Road Blasters Side Art Image
PCB Road Blasters PCB Image

Game Play

Similar to (but not compatible with) STUN Runner. Power-ups include UZ cannon, cruise missile, electro-shield, and nitro injector.

Road Blasters KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.81 (10 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.61

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 2.40
Fun (Solo) 3.90
Collector Desire 3.89

Technical Rating: 3.98

Gameplay 4.30
Graphics 4.00
Originality 3.80
Sound/Music 3.80

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.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

Shoot cars using a single shot instead of holding down the fire button to increase the bonus multiplier.PCrash into roadside cannons instead of shooting them for 8000 points. This will greatly increase reserve fuel, which is awarded at the end of a rally based on score.

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Cabinet Information

The upright game is housed in an Atari System 1 cabinet. Its side art has Atari written down both sides. The large sitdown version has a plastic lens over the monitor which enlarges the screen to make it seem like a 25inch CRT.


With a simple change of the daughter board and the control panel, this game can be converted to other System 1 games in the upright cabinet.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Road Blasters Census

There are 14,836 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,889 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 340 known instances of this machine owned by Road Blasters collectors who are active members. Of these, 277 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 52 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 19 active VAPS members with a Road Blasters machines for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Road Blasters circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Popular - There are 19 active VAPS members currently looking for Road Blasters.

This game ranks a 72 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 30 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright
  2. 3D Model (External): cockpit

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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Level One Bar + Arcade 130 Hutchinson Ave, Columbus Ohio United States 0
Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum 109A West Trade St, Simpsonville South Carolina United States Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Food: No
Alcohol: No
Payment Method: Admission Charge

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Road Blasters Arcade Marquee 23.5" x 5.5"

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Road Blasters Arcade Schematics Atari Roadblasters

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Atari System 1 One Road blasters Arcade Video Game Cartridge.

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ATARI STAR WARS ROADBLASTERS xevious coin box Arcade Game

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Auction Results

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 345.00 345.00
2016 1 575.00 575.00
2017 3 517.50 555.83
2018 6 324.50 383.50
All Years 11 460.00 444.41


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