Powerdrome (Amiga)

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The Powerdrome racing series is now into its 24th year of high-speed high-octane action. Why race on flat 2D circuits when you can charge through a multi-textured half-pipe in small aircraft? Typhoon Racing have taken up the challenge, and entered you in their machine.

There are 6 different circuits, with hazards including chicanes, tunnels and crusher gates. Shading to the sections marks out whether a corner or dive is coming up. There are 5 computer opponents to race against in one player mode, while a data link cable allows 2-player games.

Each planet has its own atmosphere, and your machine's filters will need to be set to take account of this. Rain on some circuits necessitates a pitstop for a changeover. You are armed with afterburners, which can provide a speed use in open air but should not be overused. The Amiga version allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the controls - either way, joystick is easier to use but mouse is seen as ultimately being faster.


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The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1989 94 out of 100 94
Zzap! Jun, 1989 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Format Aug, 1989 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Computing Aug, 1989 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Action Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1989 9.6 out of 12 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Commodore User Jun, 1989 77 out of 100 77
Compute's Amiga Resource Feb, 1990 15 out of 20 75


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The release of the game was delayed for a few months because Michael Powell had a serious driving accident with his motorcycle.


  • ST Format
    • January 1990 (issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year

Martin Smith (62902) added Powerdrome (Amiga) on Jul 10, 2006
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