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Road Blaster by Revolutionary Concepts

08-12-2010, 09:09 AM
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Road Blaster by Revolutionary Concepts

It seems that Revolutionary Concepts is bringing another LaserDisk shooter to the iDevice. They've completely redone the car's dashboard which acts as your UI, and currently have it running at a full 60 FPS, with iPad and iPhone 4 optimization included. It's in the final stages of development and should be out sometime next month.

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08-12-2010, 09:10 AM
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08-12-2010, 09:19 AM
Road Blaster (Road Avenger)

'Road Blaster' (Road Avenger) for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad.

In 1985, fresh from the success of its epic laserdisc helicopter title "Cobra Command" acclaimed Japanese arcade games company Data East, poured itself into making what was to be the greatest (and unbeknownst to them at the time) one of the last ever laserdisc games.......ROAD BLASTER!!!!

To say the game was ahead of it's time is an understatement! Where other laserdisc titles offered minimal stop-start style gameplay - Road Blasters timeless appeal is its seamless fast-paced action, that placed you behind the wheel in a mad-max style post-apocalyptic driving game, controlling the actions of a vigilante out for revenge after the brutal murder of his bride.

Whether cleaning the city streets of murdering thugs, careening around the insides of an office high-rise, narrowly avoiding mowing down sunbathers on the beach, avoiding getting crushed by combine harvesters, or barreling around underground sewers, the result was an edge of your seat roller-coaster ride of a game.
Now 25 years on and we’re delighted to be able to announce the original is coming stateside as it was originally envisioned bigger, badder, and better than ever!

In the 6 months since the release of our recreation of Cobra Command for iPhone (on sale at 99c) and Karate Champ (99c and coming soon for iPad), we've been beavering away night and day to bring this seminal arcade classic to the iPhone (2G,3G,3GS) and iPod Touch, AND also deliver to gamers the VERY FIRST laserdisc game for iPad and iPhone4 in HD(-ish).

Not ported, but coded from the ground up with improved visuals and new gameplay modes that takes full advantage of the unique features of each device.

Road Blaster (for iPhone) features:

Full motion completely remastered video, in 960x640 aspect ratios.
Fully restored and presented in H.264
Vastly superior in-game graphics and effects to match the on-screen action. Including an all new in-car dash complete with working instrumentation, steering wheel, gear change.
Optional accelerometer-based tilt steering!
Instantaneous seek time, providing a seamless experience where the on-screen action unfolds uninterrupted in real time (unlike other laserdisc games).
Unlockable Bonuses. Including Arcade Classic, and expert mode, and hidden easter eggs.
World Leaderboards / Gamecenter support

The following screens provided as an indication of the old original and new in-game play.

1985 Arcade.


iPad!! (Release tbc)

Last edited by Revolutionary Concepts; 12-22-2010 at 09:29 AM.
08-12-2010, 09:34 AM
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08-12-2010, 09:43 AM
Oh my bad guys I hadnt seen your thread and made a separate one where we'll post screens etc as things take shape. Make you a deal and we'll provide you both a free copy when it's out ok?
08-12-2010, 09:44 AM
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I have this for Sega CD - definitely one of the more playable FMV games, albeit a simpler one as you're mostly turning left and right.

I'm hoping that Time Gal could be next - that one was my favorite of the Data East FMV Sega CD games...

Originally Posted by NickFalk View Post

Worst idea ever!
08-12-2010, 09:47 AM
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that's awesome , but usually dev thread>TA user thread
so this thread may or may not be locked

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08-12-2010, 10:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Revolutionary Concepts View Post
Oh my bad guys I hadnt seen your thread and made a separate one where we'll post screens etc as things take shape. Make you a deal and we'll provide you both a free copy when it's out ok?
Awesome! Thanks! But I think that this thread should probably be merged with your thread at least... It's not half as in-depth, and it'd be much easier for you to manage if it was.
08-12-2010, 10:38 AM
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I had a feeling this might be one of your surprise announcements. Absolutely can't wait!
08-12-2010, 10:47 AM
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When I've seen the screens on the main page I was like: OMG AT LEAST, GAME OF MY CHILDHOOD.
But one thing is troubling me. I'm not sure if I understand the news properly, the game will be out for old generations devices (3G in mind), right?
I really hope it will be out for my precious 3G ^^

Last edited by LosBadylos; 08-12-2010 at 10:50 AM.