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Hell Driver
By Micro Power
BBC Model B

Published in Home Computing Weekly #57

There has been a dearth of good driving games for the BBC for a long time, so it was with some interest that I started to play this. It's a copy of the arcade game where you drive through a maze of narrow streets to collect flags (or pass checkpoints). It's made more difficult by fife engines and ambulances which speed about and easier by the radar screen which gives you the location of the flags on a streetless plan. This means that you can only get to the approximate location from the radar before going to the main screen and darting about.

The game lacks that extra feature to make it addictive. The graphics are basic and in very few colours - the streets contain no houses and roads are simply blue bands. The control keys are not easy either. You are given the option of changing these but the routine to do so doesn't work properly!

I am disappointed with this game and will stick to Superior's Road Runner when I itch for an hour in the driving seat.


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