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Bumping Buggies
By Bubble Bus
Commodore 64

Published in Home Computing Weekly #55

A race-and-chase game with a difference. Normally, you race down a rapidly unfolding track avoiding cars and hazards. Here you can bump and be bumped by other cars, forcing a crash off the sides of the track. Another gimmick, in deference to the Fall Guy and The Dukes Of Hazzard, is that you can jump over cars and obstacles, providing you are doing over 100mph.

It sounds good and the initial screen display and introductory tune build up the excitement. In practice, however, I was a bit disappointed. Idea and the implementation aren't bad, but somehow I wasn't hooked. I think it was just a little too difficult for me, which made me lose interest. Having said that, I can imagine with perseverence that quite high scores could be clocked up.

A high-score board, available at the end of each game encourages friends to take turns. If you like race games this represents the latest and most up to date version. Joysticks needed.


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