Blockade Runner


Release 1983

Design/Program: Stephen Willey


Blockade Runner is a great visual concept in video games. As the commander of a space fleet, you can play by yourself or team with a friend to bring your spaceships loaded with vital supplies home to earth. Enemy aliens have blockaded your route, so you must flash through a mine-filled asteroid belt to avoid destruction. You steer and shoot from your ship's nose-cone command post as the universe rushes past in simulated 3-D!

  • Blockade Runner has simulated 3-D effects
  • programmable controls
  • a true two player game
  • variable skill levels
  • self adjusting skill levels

Development History

This game was also released for ColecoVision. Advertised versions for Atari2600 and Commodore 64 were not released.