Chris Weber
Arcade: Race 'n' Chase
ZX Spectrum 48K

Chris Bourne

Producer: Britannia, 48K £5.95 (1)
Author: Chris Weber
Along with Thorn EMI's Road Racer and DK Tronics' Speed Duel, a contender for the 3D Spectrum 'Pole Pole Position' game. The effect of the road winding about and the moving landscape in the background is quite good in this version, and the hollow graphics of the racing cars also works quite well, but the main drawback is that your car is quite hard to control. When overtaking, an indicator at the bottom tells you which way the car to be overtaken will veer, but to get past safely it is essential to come almost to a halt. If you manage to pass the 30 cars on the track then a little man appears and wavers a flag to tell you that you've won. Good, if overlong, explosions on crashing. General feeling was that this game can become repetitive quite quickly. Good keyboard positions, joystick: Kempston and Sinclair (Interface 2). Fair to average, overall CRASH rating 55%. Compiled M/C.