Blockade Runner

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I remember when first hearing about Blockade Runner I was so pumped because, well, there was the Rebel Blockade Runner in Star Wars and I thought this would be as cool...

Blockade RunnerGraphics: 2
Sound: 2
Replay Value: 1
Notes: I've never been able to get into this game... :(
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For all the hyperbole on the box, you'd think this game was something amazing. Somehow, though, I've never been able to get into it. Back in the day, my best friend had it, and he seemed to do pretty well. But even he was always a little ... hesitant when I'd pester him to play it. For whatever reason, I always sucked when just sitting down to try it out. Guess there's just something about this game that doesn't like me. Right from the get-go, it seems there are klaxons wailing and you start smashing into things and don't have time to recover. I feel kinda guilty trashing this game, but I just can't make myself take the time to learn it.

So far, the coolest thing I've noticed in this game is that you can customize the controls to your liking.




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box No variations have been found.
Manual Two variants have been identified.
Overlays No variations have been found.
Label To date, two labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs No Easter Eggs have been found.




Only one version of the box has been found for Blockade Runner.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Blockade Runner Box (Interphase 8030001-A-IN) Interphase 8030001-A-IN 1983 Canada Box has a small bit of French on it as well.




A total of two Blockade Runner manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Blockade Runner Manual (Interphase) Interphase N/A 1983 Canada Full color
Blockade Runner Manual (Interphase) Interphase N/A None Canada Black & white version; no copyright information is presented, but there's still a warranty from Interphase and an Interphase logo on the back




Only one version of the overlay has been found for Blockade Runner.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Blockade Runner Overlay (Interphase 8020001-A-IN) Interphase 8020001-A-IN None Canada  




A total of two Blockade Runner label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Blockade Runner Label (Interphase 8010001-A-IN) Interphase 8010001-A-IN 1983   Artwork version of the label
Blockade Runner Label (Interphase) Interphase N/A 1984   Text version of the label—much harder to come by; image submitted by Hankster




Title Screen Nifty marching color blocks around the border.
Controls Customization Screen At the time of its release, this was a unique feature for an Intellivision game—the ability to override the default controls for the game.
Flying Through Space! Interesting attempt to provide a first-person flying experience.




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