C&VG1st February 1988
Published in Computer & Video Games #76
And now for the Amstrad version of Out Run.
What can I say? Words such as travesty leap to mind. Surely there's some mistake. This isn't the Out Run we know and love. This is something else, something indefinable, something which wants to make you scream and bang your head against the nearest solid object, something you will regret spending money on.
It's a nightmare to load and a nightmare to play. The sound is appalling. When you skid, it sounds like a strained seagull and if you hit anything the sound is - how can I put it? - unacceptable in socially polite circles. The graphics fail to impress. At one stage I was hurtling along at more than 200khm and had the distinct impression that I was going backwards.
If you are really determined to get a copy for your Amstrad, please, please, please ask for a demonstration before you play it. It could save you a lot of heartache.