Enduro Racer (Activision) Review | Computer & Video Games - Everygamegoing

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Enduro Racer
By Activision
Spectrum 48K/128K

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #37

Enduro Racer

Unless you've got an Atari VCS video game system tucked away at home, you will not know about the joys of Enduro Racer. When it first came out in cartridge form for the Atari VCS, members of the C&VG staff could be seen sneaking off to the computer room for a quick blast around the Enduro race track - in fact, we were in danger of not reviewing anything else that month!

Anyway, this ace racing game has now come to the screens of the Spectrum.

The idea of the game is simple. You have to complete as many laps of a long distance endurance race as possible. At the start of each lap, or day, you are given a target number of cars to pass in order to qualify for the next lap. You drive through day and night, snow and fog during each lap, passing cars as you go. Hit another car and you slow down - a delay which might prevent you qualifying for the next day of racing.

The graphics are pretty crude by today's standards and the sound not up to much - but the game scores highly on playability. You keep wanting to beat it. Enduro is guaranteed to get you coming back for more.

The controls - either keyboard or joystick - are extremely responsive. So you'll need a few practice laps to get the feel of your Enduro car.