Elite Systems Ltd
Not Known
1985
Arcade: Race 'n' Chase
£6.95
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Dave Nicholls, Ross Holman, Roger Willis
Chris Bourne

Dave: Was I looking forward to a nice dodge and weave car chase! What I got was a great let-down.

Your task is to motor the General Lee (that's your wheels, not some big wheel in the army}, to the start of the Hazzard County Road Race. There the Duke Boys aim to win first prize and avoid handing the General over to Boss Hogg.

The screen shows a side view of the cars cruising along the road with the mountains scrolling in the background. Chasing you is the Sheriff as well as a couple of airborne enemies in the shape of a helicopter and a balloon. You've also got to play chicken with cars coming the other way.

The programmer's had a crack at 3D graphics - and come a cropper - when you change lines your car appears to move backwards and forward but the collision detection just can't handle it. And what wally chose the controls? You have to hit a key repeatedly (or wiggle the joystick) just to accelerate, which is a complete waste of time and energy. This game's an OK sort of idea with some decent graphics - it's just a shame about how it was done. 1/5

Ross: New graphics and a new name don't add up to a new game. And you'd think they'd have done a better job on the collision detection in a car-chase game. 1/5 MISS

Roger Lacks the precision of control necessary for exciting crash-bang-wallop driving stuff and it's just not funny enough. 2/5 MISS

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