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[Budget re-release] The game is controlled using the joystick, you push in the direction you want to go and continue to press to accelerate and pull in the opposite direction you want to go and continue to press to accelerate and pull in the opposite direction to decelerate though if you slow down completely you go through a 180° turn. This is a very hard way of controlling it almost to the extent of being unplayable to start with, but after a while you get used to it and the game holds the fascination of the inability to complete. If you've got three quid, buy it, you won't regret it.
Strangely, the speech adds little to the game's atmosphere but the rest is extremely addictive. The car is very responsive and the music is great. You don't have to be a racing fan to enjoy this one.
Graphik und Sound gut bis ausgezeichnet, Spielidee und -wert schlecht:
So muß der Kommentar über das Programm THE LAST V8 in der neuen MAD GAMES-Serie von MASTERTRONIC ausfallen.
Der einzige Haken an „The Last V8“ ist die Schwierigkeit. Die abzufahrenden Strecken sind sehr kurvenreich und eng, die Zeitlimits extrem knapp gewählt und die Joysticksteuerung stark gewöhnungsbedürftig. Zusammengefaßt kann man das Spiel als fast unmöglich bezeichnen – uns ist es jedenfalls nicht gelungen, die erste Basis zu erreichen. Aber gerade dieser Punkt dürfte „The Last V8“ für diejenigen interessant machen, die eine echte Herausforderung suchen.
When I first heard the outstanding music and saw the excellent graphics I thought this was going to be something really special. After trying to play it I decided it wasn't. The Last V8 is totally unplayable due to its immense difficulty. Trying to control the car is difficult. But being forced to drive it at huge speeds to get back to the base safely because of the time limit was just too much -- it would be tricky enough without the time limit. It's a shame MAD couldn't have made the game more playable, especially since it does have amazing graphics and backing track, but as it stands it's a piece of very below average software.