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Activision Inc
Arcade: Race 'n' Chase
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes

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Jonathan Davies
Chris Bourne

This looks a bit like Super Hang-On, but there are a few key differences. First of all it's a bit older. Second of all it's more of a beat-the-clock game than a racing one. And third of all it's not quite so good. Oh, and fourth of all there are obstacles on the road.

Right, let's clarify that a bit. There are other riders, but you can't race against them as they're a bit weird. Huh? Well, although there are only about six or so of them on the starting grid with you, after you've burned them all off you still keep overtaking stray bikes further down the track. This is a frequent occurrence in driving games, and seems mighty peculiar. And the obstacles consist of stones and rivers in the middle of the road with logs in front of them. The trick here is to pull a wheelie just before hitting the log, causing you to jump over it and clear the obstacles, On Level Two there are also oncoming lorries to worry about.

Considering its age, Enduro Racer is very impressive indeed. There's plenty of attention to detail and everything is just about right. It gets a bit easy after a while though.


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Right, who put the Hubba Bubba on the race track? Come on, admit it.