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Badlands

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Commodore 64
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Amiga
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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 1 0.5
Amstrad CPC 1 0.5
Arcade 1 4.3
Atari ST 1 3.5
Commodore 64 1 0.5
ZX Spectrum 2 1.8
Combined MobyScore 7 1.9


The Press Says

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78
Atari STACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Again, nothing new to report on the Atari front – identical to the Amiga.
78
AmigaACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
This is just a straight rehash of Atari's earlier Super Sprint with guns and seriously lacks the bounce 'n' bash fun aspect of Ironman. While it's well programmed and fun for a while (especially with a friend to shoot at),, there's nothing here to really grab your attention unless you're a committed fan of the genre.
76
Commodore 64ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
As with Ironman, this is the best 8-bit rendition of the game. Suitably fast, but the background graphics are a messy collage of pixels. Play-wise, the problems are the same as 16-bit machines.
72
Atari STST Format
I much prefer looking down on a track to sitting behind some steering wheel, somersaulting towards some ubiquitous mountain range that never greets me - it's the difference between a 2D game and a 3D one. Badlands may not be trying to be real, but because of this it's far less constricted in game terms. You know how far through the race you are, what position you're in and exactly what you need to do to win. A few more tracks would be nice, and the difficulty level does whizz up a bit disproportionately when you get into it, but I'm a bit partial to Scalextric with knobs on and this'll do me fine.
69
ZX SpectrumACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Very drab backgrounds. Because the cars are coloured differently our old friend Mr. Colour-Clash pops up again. Unfortunately it's more than a minor niggle – when the cars are crashing, it's easy to lose track of which is yours in the mess of colours.
68
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Not a total travesty, but Badlands is a bit too slow and in a racing game, speed is all important.
67
Atari STPower Play
Super Sprint habe ich vor ein paar Jahren ausgesprochen gerne gespielt. Mit Badlands haben mir die Programmierer eine persönliche Freude gemacht: Das Spielprinzip ist fast unverändert, neue Pisten, mehr Rivalität dank Abschießoption und technische Güte machen das Programm zum einfachen Rennvergnügen. Die ST/Amiga-Versionen gleichem dem Spielautomaten-Vorbild nahezu bis aufs Pixel genau. Idealerweise spielt man Badlands zu zweit: Einen Freund mit einer Lenkrakete bekanntzumachen (He-he...) ist spaßiger, als einen Computerfahrer einzustampfen. Ein unkompliziertes, nettes Spiel.
67
AmigaPower Play
Super Sprint habe ich vor ein paar Jahren ausgesprochen gerne gespielt. Mit Badlands haben mir die Programmierer eine persönliche Freude gemacht: Das Spielprinzip ist fast unverändert, neue Pisten, mehr Rivalität dank Abschießoption und technische Güte machen das Programm zum einfachen Rennvergnügen. Die ST/Amiga-Versionen gleichem dem Spielautomaten-Vorbild nahezu bis aufs Pixel genau. Idealerweise spielt man Badlands zu zweit: Einen Freund mit einer Lenkrakete bekanntzumachen (He-he...) ist spaßiger, als einen Computerfahrer einzustampfen. Ein unkompliziertes, nettes Spiel.
65
AmigaAmiga Games
Die Hintergrundgrafik ist recht gut gelungen und hat einige nette Effekte parat. So fällt nach einigen Remplern ein Wasserturm um und liegt samt Inhalt auf der Straße. Die Autos sind gut animiert. fahren aber oft übereinander weg und werfen keine Schatten wenn sie über die Brücke fliegen. Badlands hat alles in allem sicherlich seinen Reiz, ist aber wegen der starken Konkurrenz im Rennpielsektor leider nur Mittelmaß.
41
Commodore 64Zzap!
Badlands suffers from coming after the brilliant Iron Man conversion. The cars are just that bit too large for curses, making overtaking difficult and it's frustratingly easy to crash as you try to barge through. The pace and rough and tumble action of Iron Man is missing, but the weapons are a nice addition. Also the two-player mode works well enough - Phil and I had some fun co-operating against the computer player. If you liked the coin-op this isn't bad.
40
Amstrad CPCComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Now Badlands burns on to the Amstrad, and quite frankly, this has got to go down as one of the worst full-priced Amstrad games released for quite a while. While the essential gameplay remains the same, the whole thing is very sluggish, and the intelligence of the drone cars is something akin to that of an anaesthetised bluebottle. Add to that graphics that would be more suited to the Speccy - almost monochromatic! The music is little short of dire, and the spot FX are so few and far between, they're not worth mentioning. Overall, this is definitely one to leave on the shelf!