Beast Busters

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Beast Busters
Developer(s) Hamachi, Papa and team, Images Design
Publisher(s) SNK, U.S. Gold, Activision
Designer Mitsuzo.I, Ken, Muromoto, Sakai, Mioshi, Maeda, Fujiwara
Engine Engine Missing
status Status Missing
Release date 1989 (Arcade)
1990 (Commodore Amiga)
1990 (Atari ST)
Genre Rail shooter
Mode(s) Single player, Up to 3 players simultaneously
Age rating(s)
Platform(s) Arcade game, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST
Arcade system Arcade System Missing
Input 2 Buttons, Lightgun
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Beast Busters is a rail shooter arcade game released by SNK in 1989 and ported to the Commodore Amiga and the Atari ST in 1990. A city has been invaded by the undead. Play as one of 3 militiamen named Johnny Justice, Paul Patriot and Sammy Stately, who must shoot their way out of the city.

The game was known for having irregular bosses, such as a zombie punk who mutates into a dog, or a jeep which starts coming to life. One stage ends with the militiamen having to rescue a female CIA agent from that stage's boss.

A sequel entitled Beast Busters: Second Nightmare was released in 1999 on the Hyper Neo Geo 64.

According to Paul Theroux, Michael Jackson owned a Beast Buster arcade machine and frequently took it with him on tour via cargo plane.[1]

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