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Power Drift (Amiga)

Power Drift Amiga Intro of one of the drivers, Jason


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Ever wanted to race dune buggies at high speed on a variety of tracks? Power Drift is an arcade racer that gives you the chance to do just that.

There are 5 tracks to choose from, each with 5 stages. The stages range from cities, to deserts to tracks over water. There are also 12 drivers to pick from, from businessmen to skinheads and mohicans.

Your buggy has 2 gears, high and low. Once the light goes green, just keep the pedal to the metal. You’ll need to place third or higher to continue to the next stage. Be careful not to bump into other buggies or objects next to the road. While you’re buggy can take a pounding, crashing will slow you down.

Finish all 5 stages in a level and you’ll be presented with a bonus level.


Power Drift Amiga Wipeout
Power Drift Amiga Choose your track and driver
Power Drift Amiga Tracks go over and under each other
Power Drift Amiga Hi-score table

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The Press Says

Amiga Format Dec, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Dec, 1989 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Joker Dec, 1989 79 out of 100 79
CU Amiga Nov, 1989 70 out of 100 70
Zzap! Jan, 1990 65 out of 100 65
Amiga Power May, 1991 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 50
Power Play Jan, 1990 36 out of 100 36


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Power Drift appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Technical specs of the Amiga and Atari ST version

The Amiga and Atari ST version run at six to seven frames per second - having no special chips for sprite scaling like the original arcade, that is not surprising. Also, the "tilt" effect of the arcade (small rotation left and right) was removed as it would require too much additional data for the limited home computer machines. Up to 50 sprites were handled. The scaled sprites were drawn in highest visible resolution, scaled automatically, but then manually corrected for optimal display quality. On the Atari ST, the blitter chip is used if present (introduced with the Mega ST series), which makes this one of the rare games using that chip (as the most widespread ST models didn't feature it). Having more than 512KB Ram, the loading times are reduced, as the graphic is buffered in the extra Ram.
Macintrash (2514) added Power Drift (Amiga) on Sep 15, 2003
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