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Speed Buggy (Atari ST)

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Description

Buggy Boy is a race game, but not just an ordinary race game. There are five different routes, offroad, north, east, west, south. The offroad course loops around back to the start, the others are long runs with a distinct beginning and ending. You must complete each leg before the time runs out.

Along the way you can pick up all kinds of bonuses. The colored flags are 30 points each, collect all colors in the order as indicated at the top of the screen to get 1000 bonus points. There are several gates the give you 100, 250 or 500 points, and a time gate. Drive through a time gate to collect it, you receive two seconds extra time upon completing a leg. Occasionally there will be a soccer ball on the road, hit it and it will fly away and you get 2000 points.

There are bridges and tunnels, be careful not to fall off the bridge into the water or crash into the tunnel wall. There also are obstacles like boulders, logs and fences. If you hit them it will cost you valuable seconds off your leg time. But if you hit a log or small stone just right, the buggy will ride on two wheels until you hit something again.

Screenshots

Speed Buggy Atari ST Offroad Circuit.
Speed Buggy Atari ST Catch the colored flags in the correct order.
Speed Buggy Atari ST Careful not to take a plunge!
Speed Buggy Atari ST Intro screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Buggy Boy" -- UK title

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1988 9 out of 10 90
The Games Machine (UK) Jun, 1988 84 out of 100 84
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1988 10 out of 12 83
ST Action Jun, 1988 83 out of 100 83
Power Play May, 1988 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

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

ZX Spectrum version

In the ZX Spectrum version, hitting an obstacle, like for example a boulder, will cause your buggy to explode. In all other versions, including the arcade original, hitting an obstacle will just make the buggy roll over.

Awards

  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)

Christian Klein (5791) added Speed Buggy (Atari ST) on Nov 20, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Christian Klein (5791), Der.Archivar (673), Kabushi (119601) and Martin Smith (63162)