TeraBlaster is a top-down arcade shooter micro-game which draws heavy inspiration from Geometry Wars. Duke it out with hordes of enemies on randomly generated levels, trigger massive explosions, and die a truly glorious death.
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Mixed (1,069 reviews) - 69% of the 1,069 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 10, 2015

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Take control of a rogue ship and and wage war against endless waves of foes in TeraBlaster! Featuring classic top-down shooter mechanics and smooth addictive gameplay, TeraBlaster will put your reflexes to the test while you hurl gamma-grenades against your foes.

  • Explore procedurally generated environments
  • Ruthlessly destroy hordes of enemy spacecraft
  • Experience endless compelling gameplay
  • Engage with the philosophical and quirky backstory
  • Treat your ears to the gloriously retro OST

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Onboard Graphics
    • Storage: 10 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Sound
    • OS: Snow Leopard (10.6.x)
    • Processor: Pentium or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Onboard Graphics
    • Storage: 10 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Onboard Sound
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39 of 50 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
TeraBlaster feels like a very simple made Fast Paced Retro Shooter game without much to offer.

When you start the game you have 1 life and have to survive through a horde of enemies which quickly becomes overwhelming to the point of almost being impossible to reach over 2 minutes alive time, by that time you will have killed about 300-400 enemies.

While playing there will drop boosters which will power you up abit, making you faster, stronger and a few survival gadgets that can help you stay alive longer, boosts typically drop when you kill enemies or big grey/red boxes.

When you die, then thats it and you can start over again, there is no unlocks or other kind of extra content in the game and there is one Statistic Menu where you can see your one highest Score in Minute and kills, but only the one highest, meaning no there is no list.


+Music picks fits good to the game.
+Good Action Retro, Very Fast Paced, with big hordes of enemies.
+Ingame Boosters that increase your ships speed and power and add survival gadgets.

+/-A Statistic Highscore is nice, but would be better with a more detailed Highscore List.
+/-Very quick gameplay, meaning don't expect more than a 3 minute round which you can restart after death.

-Almost no Combat View, makes it too hard to stay alive when enemies start moving fast.
-Annoying Graphic Animations that confuses gameplay abit.
-No extra content or unlocks of anykind which makes the game abit doll in length.

Overall during Early Access, i will give the game a 2,5/10.

P.S. I Won TeraBlaster in a Giveaway from Orlygift!
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
TeraBlaster - quick-paced 2D shooter game about some saucer flying around at big screen with randomized obstacles on the way and doing obvious pew-pew to other saucers around.
Technically, it's very simplistic, but not bad, for such a short game as it is. Every round lasts about from 1 to 3 minutes, and then you die. Yeah, there are some power-ups and other stuff usual for bullet-hell type of gameplay, but all that will not hold you for long.
So, as a bottom line, TeraBlaster is much like the very old games, such as Galaga - you just run'n'gun while listening some midi tracks, die and start over. Not too bad if you're, say, under influence of some heavy stuff, like gallon of vodka or Mary, but, as for normal players around, it's certainly not the best way to fight boredom.
I'd not recommend it to buy, but now it was made free of charge, so if you were curious about such games, you may give TeraBlaster a try as well.
As for me, mark is 4.5/10 - too simplistic to be enjoyable. How I got 13 hours in the game then? Well, I just forgot to switch off before get to sleep.
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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2015
This game just has you shooting things for as long as you can survive. After around a minute it gets to be pretty tough, especially with the fast ships trying to kamikaze you. By that time you've seen everything the game has to offer anyway and it's hard to keep motivated to continue. Having some sort of leaderboards may help by making it more competitive, but I don't see myself coming back to this one.
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22 of 36 people (61%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2015
Good music and simple game.
Very very very casual game.
The game is just 5mb.
The game itself is a survival mode.
Your only controls are your everlasting gunnery and ship navigation where your ship roams around inside a square field. >.>
You can pick up self activating bombs and speed boosts as you destroy obstacles.

Goodluck surviving beyond the 2minute mark!

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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2015
Not bad for a quick arcade game, but not that good either. When you die, you're just dumped back to the main menu, and there is virtually nothing that will compel you to keep playing after the first couple of deaths. Overall I'm giving it a negative, just for the fact that I have no desire to play it again, and that was just after ~10 minutes of play.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 14, 2015
Start > Die, Start > Die, Start > Die... Nothing else.

It's a roguelike top down shooter, you get some power ups during gameplay, and the enemy waves increase in numbers and has a few different enemy types. When you die, it's over, you'll have to start over again. It became boring after a few minutes. The graphic style is pretty simple but decent, as well as the sound effects. I feel the field of vision is too limited, it should be wider. Also, other than only a survival mode, maybe a mode where you can get optional upgrades and restart with upgrades.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2015
Start > Die, Start > Die, Start > Die... Nothing else.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2015
I really want to like this game. I really do. It seems to have a lot going for it concept wise. The problem I have with it is the lack of resolution options, online leaderboard, customization, or any level design to speak of. Maybe they are working on it still. But for now, I can't recommend it.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 12, 2015
TLDR: Do not get fooled by a price. You could easily find more enjoyable games and with more content via the Internet in a form of flash games.

0 - 2 minutes of playtime - Wow, this may be good!
2 - 5 minutes of playtime - Dying and destroying, dying and destroying...
6 minutes of playtime - Oh, this is getting boring. Shooting over and over again...
7 minutes of playtime - No, I can not stand playing this any longer

+ Graphics looks are unique and somehow nice.
+ Concept seems to be good, it did not work here though.

- No tutorial or any tips or explanation of what the game is about - simple "click here to play" and nothing else.
- No setting options other than a single thing: "Press "F" to toggle Full screen". This actually gave me a lot of laugh - I think it was supposed to be a joke or something.
- However graphics look nice, as for a person with bad eyesight, it was really difficult to see anything. All these shooting, crashing boxes, tanks and other things were floating around making everything a big mess. Everything was hard to be seen.
- Only one basic vehicle/tank available to play, NO starting options or customization.
- Gameplay is extremely boring already after few minutes of playing - it is just holding left mouse button and using keys to move from time to time to pick up some upgrade. I was aware of bombs which could be used with RMB but I have used them twice only - nothing special.

Summing up - eventhough TeraBlaster is cheap (especially while on sale), it is completely not worth buying. Go find some free flash game on the Internet and have much more fun!
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2015
This game is very, very, VERY casual.
A "game" lasted between 60 and 120 seconds (your experience may differ ... slightly).

You play as a shooting disc, rampaging in a confined area, trying to get rid of as many red disks as possible, before you are overwhelmed.

After ~50 seconds the enemies will rush you and you better have as many power-ups as possible to last a few more seconds.

The music is okay, if you like midi music.

The game menu is very simple: You can turn on/off music and sound effects, view your highscore and toggle fullscreen.

There are no leader boards and the map is always the same - so it can get boring fast.
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3.1 hrs
Posted: October 2
Cannot recommend this game.
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Oscarjames | PRIVATE BUYER
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 20
Highly recommended! :)
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1.3 hrs
Posted: September 15
Basically top down twin-stick shooter Devil Daggers

  • 5 mb download.
  • No frills, loads instantly, puts you in there.
  • Simple but intense play.
  • There's upgrades and the enemies escalate. But none of it requires any thought, just action.
  • Probably my favourite part of the game is the narrative, evocative death messages you get upon death. They sound like writing prompts and make my imagination work. It's nice touch and almost a consolatory treat for dying in the game.
  • The camera is not centered on you, you can slide it around like in Hotline Miami. Which is good in a game like Hotline Miami but not here where you need to quickly react and always see what's around you.
  • Especially because of those jerk enemies that make a beeline at you. And they get faster the longer the game goes, until it's just unreasonable.
  • Touching the boxes strewn about causes friction and halts you completely, instead of sliding around like... well, any game ever. Bad idea in such a fast paced game.
  • No global leaderboards or even a local high score (EDIT: There's local high score.)
It's free, give it a try. This'll either be a game you play in those minutes while you decide what game you want to play, or it'll be a game you come back to with purpose and dedication.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: September 5
Pros Cons
Makes me feel hyped Makes me feel hyped
Becomes intense Becomes intense
Really simple and fun No achievements
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3.1 hrs
Posted: August 30
TeraBlaster is a game that I recommend because:
- it is a method to banish boredom
- it is free
- it is retro
- it is indie & casual
- it has action
- it has trading cards

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0.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
Not bad.
It's a very simple game.. not much to it but it's tiny (a mere 5MB), free, fun and properly retro. ^_^
A nice little game to pass the time with.
Good music, too.
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2.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
TeraBlaster is a pretty simple top down shooter, it feels pretty retro, but at least in my opinion I feel like it has a pretty unique art style. I would recommend if interested you try TeraBlaster considering how small the game is, and the fact that is is free.
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2.3 hrs
Posted: August 7
Not a lot of gameplay time at all. I have opened this so many times, and I only have 15 mins of playtime.
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Da Atte
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 24
Lacks content and feels like a game that should be free. Only buy this if you want to support the developers.

This review is going to be a bit shorter one than I usually tend to write nowadays but unfortunately there's nothing to write about this game.

Terablaster is fast paced twin stick shooter that's actually quite fun to play... for a few minutes. I myself like arcade games. There's something cool about trying to get past your high score. But unfrotunately Terablaster didn't give me that kind of feel. It has way too small amount of content. In fact all you do is move and shoot and avoid enemies and try to rack up as many points as possible. You have only one vehicle to use, only one weapon, only one powerup (being Bomb) and only one goal; you're going to die eventually so you need to get as many points as possible.

I kind of like Terablaster. It has cool graphics but unfortunately it's not enough to cover the lack of content. Needs game modes, weapons... or pretty much anything to even make me consider recommending this. Not worth buying. Not even from sale.
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