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Code Masters Plus
1988
Arcade: Race 'n' Chase
£4.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
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Andy Smith
Chris Bourne

Watersports Codemasters style.

Not content with releasing a string of high quality budget games, Codemasters have now introduced their Plus range.

For just a couple of extra pounds, the player gets two versions of the same game. One version is standard, the other is a version for expert players. You can of course forget about the standard version and just play the expert version, if you so desire.

Jet Bike Simulator is one such Plus game and the player has a choice of three settings - lakes, coastline and dockland. On the standard version one or two players compete to finish the course (weaving in and out of the buoys in the correct order) within the time limit For the expert levels you have the same courses but you have to finish the race in at least third place (there are either two or three computer controlled drones, depending on whether you're playing solo or with a friend) to qualify for the next course.

The game plays extremely well and is very addictive, falling somewhere between BMX and Grand Prix Simulator in style. The standard version of the game is a shade on the easy side, but the addition of extra courses and the expert level means you'll be playing this for a long time to come.

Reviewer: Andy Smith

RELEASE BOX
Spec, £4.99cs, Out Now
Ams, £4.99cs, Out Now

Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 75/100
1 hour: 80/100
1 day: 85/100
1 week: 65/100
1 month: 50/100
1 year: 20/100

The extra features make for long-lasting fun.

7/10
3/10
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8/10
819/1000

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SPECTRUM VERSION

Colourful screens, but it's sometimes hard to distinguish between the individual jet bikes. Gameplay is great although the collision detection is ever so slightly out. This shouldn't spoil your fun too much though.

AMSTRAD VERSION

Very similar to the Spectrum version, with a touch more colour. Again the collision detection's slightly out but it won't spoil your enjoyment.

Graphics: 7/10

Audio: 4/10

IQ Factor: 2/10

Fun Factor: 8/10

Ace Rating: 825/1000

Predicted Interest Curve

1 min: 75/100

1 hour: 80/100

1 day: 85/100

1 week: 65/100

1 month: 50/100

1 year: 30/100

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Spectrum: on the third leg of the expert coast level. Looks like it's gonna be game over soon.