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iPad: Road Blaster (Road Avenger)

08-12-2010, 09:30 AM
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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 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 & iPad) features:

Full motion completely remastered video, in 1024x768 and 480x320 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

Road Blaster is currently in QA being polished and on track for release in the app-store next month, with the following screens provided as an indication of the old original and new in-game play.

1985 Arcade.


iPad!!



Last edited by Revolutionary Concepts; 08-12-2010 at 11:29 AM.
08-12-2010, 09:41 AM
#2
I will buy this on release-- I loved these games on the Sega CD. I would love it if you released Cobra Command in an iPad version as well... any chance of that happening?

08-12-2010, 10:31 AM
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Location: Colorado
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This is going to be awesome. You guys are putting out some fantastic games.
08-12-2010, 11:20 AM
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Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 677
Way to go guys!!
08-12-2010, 05:50 PM
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Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 602
Who can believe they are actually making a serious novel based on the game?
Road Blaster Novel

Oh and who can forgot the deliciously 80's soundtrack....

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*Don't worry ours wont sound (or look) this err grainy

Last edited by Revolutionary Concepts; 08-12-2010 at 08:13 PM.
08-12-2010, 07:41 PM
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Road Blaster Theme & Lyrics

An amazing acoustic tribute by Kuneo Koei and Mary Margaret Park (author of the upcoming Road Blaster Novel ) http://www.theroadavenger.com


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I know I'm gonna revive
When I am...on the road.
I've got nowhere to hide
When I am...on the road.
And there's no use in wondering what
Made you feel like parting from me then, girl.
How many more tears must I shed
So as to melt the frigid wall of time?
So I'm gonna break it
Have no fear...on the road.
You know I'm sure to make it
No matter what's...on the road.

I know too well it's very hard
It's just barking for the silver moon.
But I don't care how long it takes,
As long as she lights up my way in the gloom

Until the very moment
When I see you again,
I'll keep speeding along the road to the sun,
The burning sun!

Hear the roars of my car,
I'm nearly round the bend,
Searching for the love that we did share.
There's no one who can stop me now.

Last edited by Revolutionary Concepts; 08-13-2010 at 07:23 AM.
08-15-2010, 01:42 PM
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Joined: Mar 2010
Location: Beaumont, Tx
Posts: 41
I can't wait for this game.

please.....please leave the intro music....it just would not be the same with out it!
08-24-2010, 06:12 AM
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In advance of Road Blaster making it's debut on the iPhone and iPad, thought you guys might be interested to know we have just reintroduced the FREE version of Cobra Command to the app store for a limited time.

Experience the entire first level of this all time classic laserdisc epic for free AND unlock the full game with all TEN levels for a buck!

Should appear in the store any minute. Enjoy!
Good practice for next month
08-26-2010, 01:21 AM
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Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Mililani, O'ahu, Hawai'i
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Revolutionary Concepts View Post
In advance of Road Blaster making it's debut on the iPhone and iPad, thought you guys might be interested to know we have just reintroduced the FREE version of Cobra Command to the app store for a limited time.

Experience the entire first level of this all time classic laserdisc epic for free AND unlock the full game with all TEN levels for a buck!

Should appear in the store any minute. Enjoy!
Good practice for next month
please PLEASE god let the original title theme song be in the release (Road Blaster), and
it will be a wonderful day!!

as you guys are doing THIS, any chance of Star Rider coming one day??!!!!?
PLEEEEAAASSSEEEE????!!

Last edited by Fujibayashi; 08-26-2010 at 01:22 AM. Reason: meant THIS game, not Cobra Command.
08-26-2010, 01:37 AM
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 70
Wow! that's a blast (sic) from the past!

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