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Superlative, high-speed, off-road action setting the incredibly fast pace for the rest to follow this Xmas.
Power Drift is a very good conversion, and as long as it keeps it's head above the Christmas quagmire, it's quality should show in the form of a high chart position.
The Games Machine (UK)
Playing similarly to Commodore Buggy Boy but with fast plentiful 3-D graphics somehow crammed into a single load, Power Drift is worth every penny.
The question is, how could the thrills of the breathtaking original be squeezed into just 64K? Well, obviously they couldn't, but 64 Power Drift is a valiant attempt all the same. It's fast, and there's some pleasing stomach-churning hills around. A good solid racer and no mistake.
Great the first time round and if you missed it then, you musn't miss it now. A classic racing game.
Note: The 41% score was written in error and the corrected score was given in a later issue
Power Drift ist ein abwechslungsreiches, mit ansprechenden Details gestaltetes Racing-Game. Die Grafik ist
schnell und witzig und überzeugt durch horizontale und
vertikale Animation. Sound
und Geschwindigkeit sorgen
für Spannung, die C64-Version
ist absolut gelungen.
Powerdrift 64 is much superior to the Amiga version. It plays with all the fast paced frenzy of the arcade original. Given the choice I sure know which version I'd choose.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
POWERDRIFT ist die bisher beste Umsetzung eines SEGA-Games aus der Spielhalle. Macht weiter so, die User werden‘s Euch danken! POWERDRIFT: Get it!
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
More of an interpretation of the original coin-op than a direct conversion attempt. This pays dividends in the gameplay as the road layouts are far more playable - particularly the absence of the crossovers. Animation is competent in the C64 version - making for an absorbing race game.