Kiloblaster  1992
DOS Freeware (former shareware)
Developed by Epic MegaGames
Published by Epic MegaGames
Genre: Shooter
User rating: 10.0 (1 vote)

System Requirements

Supports 16 color EGA and 256 color VGA
Sound Blaster music card supported (optional)
80286 or faster processor is required
Requires at least 512K of memory and DOS 3.0 or later
Joystick is optional
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

Graphics modes

EGA 320×200×16c
VGA 320×200×256c


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

Source code for Kiloblaster in Borland Turbo C (105,274 bytes) xxxx

Help running DOS games


Author Allen Pilgrim generously released this game as freeware under the Kiloblaster and Xargon Freeware License on 4 August 2008.