Written by  :  Trixter (9128)
Written on  :  Jan 24, 2000
Platform  :  DOS
Rating  :  2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

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Simple and fun arcade racing for simple machines.

The Good

Crazy Cars was just enough "spunk" to impress me on a machine with, at the time, not many fast or fun arcade racing games. It starts with with a "hard rock" guitar sample (through the PC speaker, no less) to set the mood, and then throws you right into it. It's simple, this is true; there not much variety if you need it to keep you interested. But once you get going and you discover a couple of tricks, it's actually fun to see just how far you can go.

The Bad

As mentioned before, the lack of varity in scenery and tracks is a bit boring, but can be overlooked if you're in the right frame of mind.

The only real gameplay problem is when you slow down or stop. Cars are behind you, and they whiz past you as you try to regain your former speed. But since they're much faster than you, they hit you from behind without warning, stopping you completely dead again. This gets extremely frustrating very quickly, and some tweaking should have been performed before the game shipped to prevent this a little. Depending on your play style, this can limit the gameplay to "playing a perfect game" or "getting nowhere".

The Bottom Line

A fun arcade racer for 4.77MHz hardware.