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Safe Buster
Safe Buster.png
Developer(s): Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Game & Watch
Players: 1
Release dates
N. America: 1988

Safe Buster is a dual-screen Game & Watch game released as part of the Multi Screen series on January 6, 1988. It is also featured as an unlockable minigame in Game & Watch Gallery 4.



A bandit named the Wily Bomber is dropping bombs from the roof of a bank onto a safe, and the player as the bank guard must catch them in a pipe. The player receives a point for every bomb they catch. The pipe can hold only three bombs, however, so the player must dispose of them in the right or left corner as they pile up. As the player disposes of bombs in the left corner, flaming torches appear from the blast, eventually stopping by themselves. If the player throws enough bombs into the left corner, a flaming torch will set fire to the Wily Bomber's arsenal, blowing it up and blasting him away, awarding the player 20 points. If a bomb hits the safe, the bomb will blow it open, sending the bank guard toward a hook, on which he will hang by his shirt. The Wily Bomber will then climb down and steal the gold, penalizing the player with a miss. At 200 points, any misses the player has are canceled. When the player gets three misses, they receive a Game Over.

In Game B, the bomb disposal corner on the left has a cover that stays open for five seconds and closes again for one second repeatedly. When the cover is closed, the player cannot get rid of any bombs on that side. The cover also will not open if the player goes to the left corner and waits. This means the player needs to time exactly when the cover opens and closes to get rid of the bombs.

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