Home Computing Weekly


Overdrive

Author: D.C.
Publisher: Superior
Machine: Acorn Electron

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #94

All the thrill of the Grand Prix without the curves is the feature of this game. You are in the cockpit of a Formula One racing car with plenty of speed and a fairly responsive wheel.

The problem is that the opposition come at you from the front if you are going fast enough. They can cause a very nasty crash if you aren't careful. As there are no bends you are not allowed to stray from this road and this means that your passing manoeuvres really have to be accurate or another chance for reincarnation is lost.

The game can be played on four different screens. By passing enough cars on the first screen you can get to the second and so on. The first screen is normal enough, then comes night driving, snow conditions, where you spend a great deal of time sliding, and finally the desert.

The game is fast, responsive and easy to learn, having said all that there are other versions that have curves and these make the whole process much more interesting for the driver.

D.C.

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