Power Drift (The Hit Squad) Review | Sinclair User - Everygamegoing

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Power Drift
By The Hit Squad
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

Published in Sinclair User #118

Power Drift

Vroom! It's back to the starting grid with this re-release and whilst it may not be in pole position due to a very strong challenge from Stunt Car Racer, yet Activision's skidding racer still boasts a truly pedigree performance.

Choosing your machine and racetrack at the beginning puts you in a series of competitive races where only finishing third or better will allow you to progress onto each successive track.

Tracks vary from sand dunes and loose gravel to great, elevated concrete sections, with each different surface requiring a different style of driving. Loose surfaces have you power drifting around the bends - but take care! If you're too late in braking and turning on less solid surfaces, you're in for a spin, taking precious seconds and positions whilst your car is straightened out.

Power Drift is a good racing game. The playability is excellent and is only let down by some graphical inconsistencies. It's possible to drive through some of your opponents' tyres but not all of them.

However, taking into account the overall playability and feel of the game. It's well worth running round to Boots in the car for, (but watch out for those sandy corners!)

Label: Hit Squad Memory: 48K/128K Price: £3.99 Tape Reviewer: Garth Sumpter

Overall Summary

Slide that car and put the pedal to the metal. Power Drift has superb playability which will have you coming back for more, time after time.

Garth Sumpter

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