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Beast Busters
North American cover
Developer(s) Hamachi, Papa and team, Images Design
Publisher(s) SNK, U.S. Gold , Activision
Designer(s) Mitsuzo.I, Ken, Muromoto, Sakai, Mioshi, Maeda, Fujiwara
Platform(s) Arcade Game, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST
Release date(s) 1989 (Arcade)
1990 (Commodore Amiga)
1990 (Atari ST)
Genre(s) Rail Shooter
Mode(s) Single player, Up to 3 players simultaneously
Input methods 2 Buttons, Lightgun
Cabinet Horizontal
CPU 68000
Sound Sound CPU : Z80
Sound Chips : YM2610

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.

It is known that Michael Jackson owned a Beast Buster arcade machine and frequently took it with him on tour via cargo plane.

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