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Hard Drivin' (Atari ST)

Hard Drivin' Atari ST Title screen


100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall MobyScore (5 votes) 3.4

The Press Says

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Near perfect conversion of the Tengen original. The speed is there, the music, and skidding, complete with sound effects to match. One of the very best racers now available for the ST.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
A stunning conversion that contains all the features of the arcade game and plays brilliantly. An absolute must for all boy racers.
The Games Machine (UK)
Originally designed as a professional driving simulator, Hard Drivin' is now fast and furious arcade action all the way. The conversion on all formats is top notch. All speed freaks should have a copy of Hard Drivin' in their garage.
The One
Non-drivers can get to grips with it more easily, and while it's obviously no longer such a realistic experience, the coin-op's feel has been recreated authentically. While the graphic definition isn't as high as the coin-op's, and some colour has been lost, its speed (perhaps the most important factor) certainly hasn't suffered. Like its arcade parent, Hard Drivin' won't immediately appeal to everyone - this is a little daunting if you grew up on Chase HQ and Turbo OutRun, but it's ultimately rewarding.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
"Wäre die Steuerung etwas präziser, die Strecken etwas vielfältiger und das Game nicht gar so einfach durchzuspielen, hätte der Mega-Stern hier gestanden!", meinte Torsten. Ich jedenfalls bin der Meinung, daß der Siegeszug dieses Spiels genauso wenig zu bremsen ist, wie meine persönliche Begeisterung.
The One for ST Games
In this conversion, the juddering cabinet is not really missed that much, while the sensible control system almost manages to make the joystick a reasonable replacement for the wheel.
ST Action
Domark also boast about new track discs which will have new circuits which I think will improve the game a great deal. On the whole, I think Hard Drivin' is a good coin-up conversion and deserves a place in anyones collection, but even more so with the track discs.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Take your high-speed revmobile around two tracks in this close conversion of the Atari coin-op. The graphics aren't bad at all, but the gameplay is really repetitive after about ten minutes play. The simple fact is that two tracks just isn't enough for home product. If the coin-op was your bag, I'd recommend you save up for Hard Drivin 2: Drive Harder. Its track designer and extra circuits make all the difference.