RoadBlasters (NES)

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RoadBlasters
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Platform: NES
Year: 1990
Developer: Beam Software Pty. Ltd
Buy: Amazon

RoadBlasters is a combat racing video game released in arcades by Atari Games in 1987, and it was ported to numerous consoles. In RoadBlasters, the player must navigate an armed sports car through 50 different rally races, getting to the finish line before running out of fuel.

The game was ported to the NES, courtesy of Australian game developer Beam Software, who was also responsible for 720 (NES) and Road Runner (NES). Beam didn't have all that good of a track record back then, producing some mediocre titles like Back to the Future (NES).

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The title screen.


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Music

The game's soundtrack was composed by Gavan Anderson and Tania Smith of Road Runner fame. Both of them did a good job converting the arcade's version music, originally composed by Brad Fuller and Earl Vickers. As with most early Beam NES games, the game does not have credits.

Recording

# Title ComposerArrangerProgrammer Length Listen Download
01 Title Screen Brad Fuller, Earl VickersGavan Anderson, Tania SmithNeil Brennan 3:00
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02 Course Select Brad Fuller, Earl VickersGavan Anderson, Tania SmithNeil Brennan 3:00
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03 Rally Stats 1 Brad Fuller, Earl VickersGavan Anderson, Tania SmithNeil Brennan 3:00
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04 Rally Stats 2 Brad Fuller, Earl VickersGavan Anderson, Tania SmithNeil Brennan 3:00
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05 Rally Stats 3 Brad Fuller, Earl VickersGavan Anderson, Tania SmithNeil Brennan 3:00
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06 Rally Stats 4 Brad Fuller, Earl VickersGavan Anderson, Tania SmithNeil Brennan 3:00
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07 Congratulations Brad Fuller, Earl VickersGavan Anderson, Tania SmithNeil Brennan 3:00
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08 High Scores Brad Fuller, Earl VickersGavan Anderson, Tania SmithNeil Brennan 3:00
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Credits

(Sources: Arcade, Verification from staff. Game lacks credits.)

Like most of Beam Software's early NES games, the game lacked credits, most likely because of staff poaching. We have contacted Gavan Anderson and Tania Smith, who were responsible for arranging the music. This game used Neil Brennan's version of the NYNTH driver.

Game Rip

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Ripping NES music is a very arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.

Releases

  USA.svg   USA
RoadBlasters - NES - USA.jpg
Title: RoadBlasters
Platform: NES
Released: 1990-01-??
Publisher: Mindscape
  EU.svg   EU
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Title: RoadBlasters
Platform: NES
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Mindscape