Essentially an updated version of Galaxian, you shoot your way through wave after wave of alien ships in classic arcade shooter style. Your ship has shields, and there are frequent power-ups to restore hit points, become invulnerable, or be able to fire more shots simultaneously. You can also move vertically as well as horizontally. All of those upgrades would make the game much more fun if it wasn't limited by the fact that you have to wait for your shot (or shots) to clear the screen before you can fire again, which really slows down the gameplay. Version 2.0 dropped the EGA graphics mode. While the EGA backgrounds are nothing special, the VGA backgrounds are quite nice. There are 3 episodes in this game, with only the first episode playable in the shareware version.
Episode 1 - Death of a Starship
Episode 2 - No Way Out
Episode 3 - The Final Battle
Review by DOSGuy
Complete version history:
|Kiloblaster v2.0 Registered Version (1,410,638 bytes)||xxxx||DOS|
|Kiloblaster v2.0 Shareware Episode (541,825 bytes)||xxxx||DOS||Play online|
|Kiloblaster v1.0 Registered Version (1,406,939 bytes)||xxxx||DOS|
|Kiloblaster v1.0 Shareware Episode (500,647 bytes)||xxxx||DOS|
|Source code for Kiloblaster in Borland Turbo C (105,274 bytes)||xxxx|
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Author Allen Pilgrim generously released this game as freeware under the Kiloblaster and Xargon Freeware License on 4 August 2008.