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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.

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CarVup Atari ST Game over
CarVup Amiga Nightmare world - the red devil appear if you're slow with colouring
CarVup Amiga Nature world - don't touch enemies or you'll lose a life
CarVup Amiga Prehistoric world - TURBO notice signifies incoming red devil

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Critic Reviews

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
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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Feb, 1991 7.4 out of 12 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1991 7 out of 12 58
Power Play Atari ST 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 (62888)