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Block Buster (PlayStation)

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Title Screen

Block Buster

Also known as: SIMPLE 1500 series Vol.45 The Block Kuzushi 2 (JP)
Based on: Block Kuzushi 2
Developer: Highwaystar[1][2]
Publishers: D3 Publisher[3] (JP), Phoenix Games[4] (EU)
Platform: PlayStation
Released in JP: November 16, 2000[3]
Released in EU: 2003[4]

DevTextIcon.png This game has hidden development-related text.
RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

It's a Breakout clone. Yep.

While being a namesake of Block Kuzushi 2, both games actually have completely different levels.

Copyright String

At offset 0x800 of the .ELF executable in both releases is a copyright string. This could be a leftover from Block Kuzushi 2, which this game is based on.

All programs Copyright (C) 1999 TAMSOFT Corporation
(Source: tikal.)

Version Differences

Japan Europe
BlockbusterPS1-titleJP.png BlockbusterPS1-title.png
  • For the European localization, the background artwork was amplified, and all copyright information that is not Phoenix Games' is removed. Seems it was a rather poor job, as the Phoenix logo overlaps with the start button prompt.