Ghetto Blaster (video game)

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Ghetto Blaster
Ghetto Blaster
Cover art
Developer(s) Tony Gibson,[1] Mark Harrison[1]
Publisher(s)
Designer(s) Tony Gibson, Mark Harrison
Platform(s) C64[1]
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Action[1]
Mode(s) Single-player
Distribution Cassette Floppy disk

Ghetto Blaster is a computer game that was released for the Commodore 64 in 1985. It was developed by two former employees of the software house Taskset.[2]

Summary[edit]

The aim of the game is to find and collect ten cassette tapes of dance music, get people to dance to them by blasting them with notes from your ghetto blaster, then delivering them to your record company, Interdisc.[3] These ten music tracks were played by the game throughout. A maze of streets, alleyways and cul-de-sacs are laid out, populated by bizarre characters, some helpful and some deadly.

The street names are named after famous songs ("Blackberry Way", "Desolation Row", etc.) - a map was provided in the cassette inlay[4] - and some of the characters reference others (one to avoid is the Psycho Killer, while the Jumpin' Jack Flash It's A Gas Gas Gas takes you to a tape's location).

Reception[edit]

Zzap! 64 gave the game a fairly positive review. They were impressed by the music and found the gameplay instantly appealing but somewhat repetitive which diminished lasting interest.[5]

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