ENDURORACER by Richard Karsmakers
Awarded best coin-op conversion (Popular Computing Weekly),
Activision's "Enduroracer" is one of the best motor racing games
momentarily available for the ST. Featuring arcade-quality
graphics, good music (made by - you guessed it - David Whittaker)
and remarkable playability, it didn't let me down for one moment
(whereas some people I know had predicted the game being kinda
stupid and bad).
The game starts with a rather awkward pull-down menu, where you
can select between playing with one or two persons and using the
joystick or mouse. It also gives you the knowledge that there's a
cheat mode (pressing CONTROL and then typing CHEAT doesn't help,
however, it only crashed the game when I tried).
The first level is a regular road training: You have to avoid
hitting too many other motorbikes and take care not to crash on
little hills. Level two's in the desert, and cars tend to make
life a little bit more difficult there. Level three (which is the
last level I have seen) is situated in water, and that is very
difficult indeed to complete.
Like such a lot of games I got during the last couple of months,
"Enduro Racer" is good fun to play, and looks (and sounds) good.
Activision is momentarily doing great things for the ST
(including having stopped supporting the Amiga, gna gna).
Value for Money: 8
Price: 69.50 Dutch Guilders
Overall rating: 8
Remark: Well converted!
Thanks to Mr. Harry van Horen (Homesoft) for the review copy!
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