Run The Gauntlet
By The Hit Squad
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

Published in Crash #83

Run The Gauntlet

This is probably the best conversion from a TV programme I've ever played. The action packed racing you see on the telly makes for even more action packed fun in the game. Choose the team you want to play and you're given a selection of courses to play: water courses, track and assault courses with a variety of vehicles to master.

The most annoying thing is the way the programmers have included explosions on every track. In the telly programme these are only special effects but in the game they blow you all over the place! The terrible multiload is ruddy annoying too.

The road racing sections are my favourite: large animated vehicles zoom around the well coloured tracks. The water is a different story though, the sprites are much smaller and when you keep on bashing into things you soon wish for the end. The Hill or assault course has large sprites but the waggle left and right control method makes it a bit of a pain to play. Run The Gauntlet has its good and bad points but I'd recommend it to all racing fans.

Nick Roberts

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