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Power Drift
By The Hit Squad
Amiga 500

Published in Amiga Power #9

Power Drift

Programmed by Super Hang-On hero ZZKJ, Power Drift represented one of the most ambitious attempts at a coin-op version ever seen on the Amiga. The huge, fast-moving, detailed graphics of the coin-op were thought by many to be impossible to port across, and so it transpired. While the Amiga game kept the speed of the arcade it was at the expense of smoothness, and the courses catapulted the player around like a pinball, with very little in the way of clues as to where the next corner was coming from.

Despite this, the game was still entertaining in a frustrating kind of way, but these days it all looks just a little too Heath Robinson. Oddly, the conversion retains much of the arcade's feel, despite being nothing much like it in most respects, and while it would be laughed out of court as a modern full-pricer, it's not a bad buy at budget price at all.

The Bottom Line

Dated and technically duff racer that somehow manages to still be quite good fun. Don't expect too much, and you won't be disappointed.

Stuart Campbell

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