Total Game Boy's Review Of Carmageddon (SCI Games) for the Game Boy Color - Everygamegoing

Carmageddon | Verdict

Carmageddon

If you've ever seen the film Death Race 2000, you'll already have a good idea what Carmageddon is all about. An original racing game with a simpe idea: instead of racing circuits you race city streets from checkpoint to checkpoint, ramming other cars and innocent bystanders as you go! Unfortunately, like the N64 version of this game, originally a PC hit, it's a wasted opportunity on the Game Boy.

The game wouldn't, in fact, be so bad if it weren't for the controls, which, after a few minutes of play become truly insufferable. The problem comes from the fact that the car can physically only turn eight direction - not exactly what you want when travelling at high speeds.

Admittedly, you can make the car seemingly slide sideways with minute traps of the D-pad but this doesn't help the situation at all. Steer clear of this one!

Verdict

Graphics 40%
Wasted potential.

Sound 40%
An annoying, repetitive drone.

Playability 60%
A bit pants really!

Lastability 40%
Worth only a few minutes' play.

Overall 36%
Not the best of driving games.

Scores
Graphics 40%
Lastability 40%
Playability 60%
Sound 40%
Overall 36%