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Arcade: Action
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Matthew Uffindell, Lloyd Mangram
Chris Bourne

Use of Computer: 89%
Graphics: 86%
Playability: 90%
Getting Started: 95%
Addictive Qualities: 99%
Value for Money: 99%
Overall: 93%

Wheelie got the best overall percentage in CRASH issue 2- 93%. In fact that makes it one of the highest scoring games in any issue of CRASH. Even now, it is fighting it out in the top five of the HOTLINE chart and has been successful in most popular sales charts as well. What do we think today? All I can say is that Wheelie is still the same compulsive, addictive game that it ever was. Nobody has tried yet to copy this game because it cannot be bettered. This game is so panicky, I just can't put it down. All the features are well structured to test the skill of the player and develop those skills in preparation for the final race against the biker. The graphics are so realistic, especially the crashes, but also the way in which the speed of the bike relates to hazards. They just haven't been improved upon by anyone yet.

Wheelie was a highly original game when it came out, and looking at it now, one can only say that it is still original because no one has done anything like it. I rather doubt that any other version would be better anyway. I don't know yet what the Eddie Kidd game from Martech will be like, but if it's anything like Wheelie it will have to be really good to be better.

(Matthew) I think the graphics are marvellous and I would want the rating to go up from 86% to 90%. I'm tempted to put up the playability (90%) a percent as well, as for addictive qualities (which were 99%) I'm only disappointed they weren't lower so I could put that up too!

(Lloyd) Wheelie seems like a good wine, put it down and when you open the bottle it tastes even better than when it was new. I agree with Matthew - a real curve of a game.

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Zooming along in Wheelie.