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US Gold Ltd
Arcade: Race 'n' Chase
ZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Rich Pelley
Chris Bourne

I dunno - it seems as if every budget game this month is a re-release. Apart from Pro Go-Kart Sim, that is. Oh, and T-Bird. But you know what I mean. And this one's no exception. Perhaps you would care to turn to JD's Complete Guide To Driving Sims a few pages further on, and read for yourself what 4X4 Off-Road Racing is all about (that'd save me having to do any explaining)? What do you mean, "No"? Tch. (This isn't my day)

Okay, it's quite simple - firstly choose yourself a 'four-wheeler' (ie truck thingie), buy any accessories that you feel like (an extra fuel tank, a winch to pull yourself out of bogs and things), pack some provisions (oil, water, food etc), choose a terrain to drive on (sand, ice, mud etc) and get motoring'. Or don't as the case may be, because the whole thing really is a bit crap. Rather than having a time limit, you have 'lives', so you can crash three times before your game is over. This means that you have to be really careful and watch where you're going, rather than bombing around frantically, which would be far more entertaining. Races go on for absolutely ages, so the likelihood of you actually finishing is quite slight. And winning? Well, forget it. Graphics are a bit shoddy and jerky, although you do get hills to go up and down, a (vaguely) nice touch. But it really is a bit too boring, and won't have you 'gripped' for very long at all (ha ha).


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Right, that's it - compo time. Think up a caption for this car-racing screenshot and send it to Tikes, I'm Blimmin' Glad I Haven't Got Your Job, Matey Compo.