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Stunts (DOS)

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Written by  :  Brian Hirt (10019)
Written on  :  Oct 28, 1999
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

Many great nights were spent playing this gem.

The Good

Stunts was one of the first 3D driving games that I fell in love with and I typcially hate driving games. Late nights with friends trying to beat each others' scores... Maybe I'm being nostalgic, but this game holds a special place in my heart. I am very impressed with the speed of the 3D graphics engine, the frame rate is quite good on a low powered machine and has plenty of fun and interesting tracks. Thank god it's not plagued with the boring ovals ones common in many of the racing games of that day.

Creating custum tracks was more than a novel feature that added virtually endless hours of game replay.

The Bad

At this time in my life I already had two PC's. While it was fun having stunts going on both machines, one for me and another with a friend, it would have been even better if we were really racing each other. Multi player wasn't all that uncommon in 1990, Microsoft Flight Simulator and Armor Alley both had it to name a couple.

The 3D engine was fast and could have done more for people like me with faster machines. It would have been nice to see more detailed models, but then all of the 286 people would be complaining.

The Bottom Line

Stunts is a fun and exciting driving game that is only limited by your imagination. The basic goal of the game is to drive through stunt courses with cork screws, jumps and more. Just make sure you have enough speed to make that loop-to-loop, and remember: Always wear your seatbelt.