Niche Spotlight – Blasted Road Terror

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Today’s Spotlight is Blasted Road Terror, a real-time tactical car combat game by Tryzna83.

Build an upgradeable convoy of ramshackle, heavily armed road warriors and take on missions in a post-apocalyptic world. You can check out a trailer above.

The center of your convoy is the warcrawler, a large vehicle that can be customized to support your other vehicles, tank enemy fire, or take a more active role in combat as a gun-bus. Gain reputation with NPC factions for special rewards and spend your scrap to improve your convoy to take on greater challenges.

Blasted Terror Road is available on Windows PC via Steam for $8.99, and its currently 20% off.

Here’s a rundown of the game:


Blasted Road Terror is real-time tactical looter in post apocalyptic setting. Command mighty warcrawler and manage squadron of vehicles in order to get unseen riches of the world and reach immortal glory. You will collect mighty artifacts during your journey, enlarge your vehicle fleet, rebuild your home base, make new friends and discover terrible enemies.

What to expect?

  • Small scale rts like tactical combat.
  • 5 – 10 minutes long missions or 30 minutes long adventures (Patrols) – the choice is yours.
  • 5 mission types, each with unique needs for group composition and tactics.
  • Interceptor/Marauder/Attack vehicle – classes. All with its specific traits and passive abilities.
  • Tons of weapons and accessories, all with its purpose and specific way to use.
  • NPC factions to gain reputations with and obtain unique rewards.
  • Permanent main vehicle and base upgrades.
  • 3 environments to explore – Wasteland/Highland/Tundra – all with its unique set of enemies.
  • Working Day/Night cycle with weather system to enrich your visual experience.

This game is NOT:

  • Action game
  • Open world exploration experience
  • Story based
  • Rogue like
  • Forgiving & hand-holding

Gameplay

Don’t expect fast action, Blasted Road Terror is about tactical decisions and wise usage of limited resources. You have to consider group composition and weapon distribution as each environment have different enemies which require different approach. Are you going to face enemies with strong armor? You are going to need flamers as they ignore enemy armor. Are you heading straight in to Riders territory who are know to use a lot of bikers with high dodge chance? You better bring tesla weapon or two as they ignore enemy dodge. Are you going to run Patrol mission? You will probably need to rearm completely as you ll need to free up space in your main vehicle for extra consumables like vehicle spare parts, extra fuel to intercept bonus objectives or supply of purified water to refresh your warriors during mission.

All your vehicles gain experience and gets stronger with each mission they survive, if you lose your vehicle, its lost forever along with its equipment. But don’t worry replacement is already waiting in vehicle workshop if you can afford it. Lacking screws? You can hire one or two wasteland heroes for a day and run easy missions till you will be able to rebuild your favorite squad again.

Your main vehicle is the pumping heart of your squadron. In the beginning its just a little more than armored brick but with each upgrade, you can shape to suit your needs. Do you want it to fill support role? No problem, equip it with additional ammo boxes for more carrying capacity, add spikes and giant buzzsaw crane to boost damage of all your vehicles. Attack role? Fit machine guns, explosive spear throwers and dreaded missile launcher. Want it to tank for your party? No problem, we’ve got armor plates too!;-)


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Frank Streva

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Niche Gamer’s resident indie expert. Digs through the Steam new releases so you don’t have to. Massive fan of miniature and board games as well.