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3D Grand Prix
By Software Invasion
BBC Model B

Published in Home Computing Weekly #94

With the incredible success of Pole Position in the arcades last year, it was quite surprising not to see software houses flocking to convert it for the home micros until now. There's been a sudden surge of 3D racing games for the Beeb. 3D Grand Prix is one of them.

This is slightly different in that almost half the screen is taken up by the dashboard, rather annoying since it only shows the speed, gear and the handle bars turning round. However, the graphics are still impressive. The cars loom towards you as you try to overtake and the road bends and turns realistically. Unfortunately, this game falls down very badly on playability. Taking over other cars is almost impossible since, when you try, they take up almost all of the screen! Also taking bends is far too easy and there's no noticeable skidding.

All in all, this is the best as far as graphics are concerned but falls way behind the official version by Atarisoft when it comes to playability.

Shingo Sugiura

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