Air Busters

Air Busters
a game by Kaneko
Genres: Flying, Shooting Games
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 4 reviews
User Rating: 6.7/10 - 3 votes
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  • Levels: 6
  • Theme: Shooter
  • Players: 1
  • Difficulty: Average

The Earth is in peril as a ruthless alien empire has picked the Earth for their next stepping stone in their sinister plot. Use your hyper cannons, mega lasers, and missiles to crush their invasion.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

Kaneko's first Genesis game is an adaptation of the great arcade game of the same name. Set in a side view perspective this super shooter is one of the few which is also playable as a 2 person cooperative game. With multidimensional scrolling backgrounds, huge bosses which take up the whole screen, and a weapon which can be powered up 10 times, this cart has the right combination of necessary ingredients.

Air Buster is so hot, you'll want this glove to play! Inside every Air Buster package is an offer for a free Kaneko video glove. Great protection when you take the controls of your Air Buster warship. Because the action fast and furious. And game is hot. Air Buster is a full-fledged, take-no-prisoners, hyper-drive war to the finish, with three-dimensional screens and incredible sound effects. Simultaneous two-player action, with horizontal and vertical scrolling, means you need cunning, instinct and flight skills to destroy the enemy... and survive. It's warp-speed excitement!

Air Buster - Trouble Specialty Raid Unit is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game released by Kaneko in 1990, licensed to Namco. You control a fighter jet and shoot enemies, collect power-ups, and defeat bosses to advance levels. It was released for the NEC PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 as Aero Blasters. The following year it was released on the Sega Genesis in the United States as Air Buster. As a console game this title had the distinction of being two player simultaneous. This was rare among side scrolling shooters on home consoles. All games in the Thunder Force, Gradius, and R-Type series were only 1 player on the home consoles.

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