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The Dukes Of Hazzard
By Elite
Spectrum 48K

Published in Home Computing Weekly #108

The familiar theme tune starts this game, which neither lives up to the adverts nor is worth the price. Some young friends seeing the insert picture and title were eager to play it ... but were soon bored. One reason is that there's no chance of changing the level of difficulty.

The Dukes owe Boss Hogg $5,000 and have to repay it in 72 hours, so Bo and Like enter the Annual Hazzard Cross Country Race to win the cash. Unfortunately Boss Hog and the entire Hazzard County Police Force are out to stop them.

Starting from the Duke boys' house you have to drive the General Lee along the country road to the start of the race. Roscoe P. Coltrane is behind you in his car, aided by the Hazzard Air Wing in the shape of Jethro in the Helicopter, Jake in a veteran monoplane and Clews in a balloon. Boss Hogg is in a station wagon and Daisy is around somewhere.

The limited graphics are very well-drawn, the sound is simple but effective and machine code ensures a smooth movement of the vehicles and scrolling. The screen bottom has score, lives and bonus. Above, are the road, grass, mountains and clouds in the sky.

You can throw dynamite at the approaching vehicles, change lanes and jump, but we were unable to avoid either Roscoe or missiles from above. Then the General Lee rolls over and is taken away by a tow truck.


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