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CarVup

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Genre
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MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
76
3.2
Atari ST
...
2.9
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Description

Although a platform game with a decidedly cute look, Car-Vup has little in common with others of the time. The clue as to why is in the titular pun - although you don't carve anything up as such.

You're at the controls of a car across a landscape made up of colourless girders, and your task is to drive over each of these in turn, which colours them in. By default, upon reaching the end of each platform you turn around, but you can jump across the gap by pressing fire. There are enemies to avoid contact with; these follow pre-programmed movement paths.

Screenshots

CarVup Amiga Prehistoric world - 6th level is bonus level in each world
CarVup Atari ST Title screen
CarVup Amiga Building world - chopper buddy is transporting you to the next level
CarVup Amiga Western world - collecting fruit & letters is the aim of bonus level

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The Press Says

The One Amiga Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
The One Amiga Dec, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Feb, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Action Amiga Mar, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1991 79 out of 100 79
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1991 760 out of 1000 76
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1991 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

Inspiration

CarVup appears to be a re-imagining of Jaleco's City Connection.

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #40 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"

Contributed to by Martin Smith (63136)