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Revs
By Firebird
Commodore 64/128

 
Published in Computer & Video Games #52

Revs

Acornsoft were certainly in top gear when they produced Revs for the BBC Micro, which is probably the most realistic racing simulation available on any home micro.

Now Commodore 64 owners can also experience the thrill of the race and get the adrenalin running as they speed for position in the conversion by Firebird.

Revs gives you the chance to drive a Formula 3 machine at breackneck speed around Silverstone. Starting in practice with the wing settings angled for maximum grip, your initial test of skill is to manoeuvre through the chicane - your first corner.

This isn't as easy as it may sound, but don't despair. All it takes is practice, and you'll soon be racing through this section in fourth gear, pushing maximum speed into the home straight.

Though not truly 3D, the car graphics are excellent, changing size and detail with distance, and you'll see the other drivers, each with their own characteristics, jockeying for position in your rear view mirrors.

Revs is in a completely different league to most race games. Don't expect to lean on the joystick and attain a new lap record on your first outing.