Sinclair User

Miami Cobra GT

Author: Chris Jenkins
Publisher: Players
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K

Published in Sinclair User #108

Miami Cobra GT

There are now so many car racing simulators, good, bod and indifferent, that if you laid them all end to end, there'd be enough to race a car on. However, there must be demand for new ones, and if it's a good effort such as Miami Cobra GT, who am I to object?

MCGT is yer standard 3-D parallax forward-scrolling road race, with four courses featuring city and country backgrounds, and manual control of steering and the car's hi-low gears.

What's unusual here is that there's a real impression of speed (up to 167 mph, gasp!), and of control over the car. It doesn't seem to be possible to crash, but scraping against the buildings, lamp posts and other obstructions slows you down and removes unsightly bodily hair. Bashing into one of your competitors will slow you down but it's an interesting way of making new friends who specialise in body repairs.

Miami Cobra GT

You get 8 Turbo Boosts per level (yeeeaarrrr!) and a map above the display fills to to tell you where you are on each level.

Too-notch music and sound effects and decent graphic design (like yeah man!) combine to form an uncomplicated but entertaining Turbo Outrun lookalike which will engage any boy racer as long as he's in the right gear. (What about girlie racers you toad! - Andrea)

Label: Players Price: £2.99 48K/128K Reviewer: Chris Jenkins

Overall Summary

Surprisingly good budget racer with loadsa levels and fast action.

Chris Jenkins

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