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Hot Rod

Hot Rod Atari ST Loading screen


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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Amiga 1 0.6
Amstrad CPC 1 0.8
Arcade 1 3.0
Atari ST 1 3.4
Commodore 64 2 1.9
ZX Spectrum 3 2.3
Combined MobyScore 9 2.1

The Press Says

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AmigaAustralian Commodore and Amiga Review
This is a game that will test your reflexes - it's highly addictive and a must for car game freaks. It sure captured my attention and should capture yours.
AmigaGénération 4
Bref, si vous connaissez des gens qui veulent bien jouer avec vous à Hot Rod, et que vous aimez ce type de jeu, ça ne fait aucun doute, vous allez vous éclater. Par contre, si vous êtres seul, je vous le déconseille.
Atari STGénération 4
Bref, si vous connaissez des gens qui veulent bien jouer avec vous à Hot Rod, et que vous aimez ce type de jeu, ça ne fait aucun doute, vous allez vous éclater. Par contre, si vous êtres seul, je vous le déconseille.
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK)
Scrolling's smooth and car sprites are neatly defined but backgrounds are dull, repetitive and lacking in colour. Sound effects are lively and music jolly. By far the best thing about Commodore Hot Rod is the intro sequence.
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Hot Rod is a pretty nifty Super Sprint clone, but it lacks the polish to make it a great game. Graphically it's nothing special - the cars are basic and the backgrounds don't show much imagination; sound, too, is limited to monotonous music and some feeble burms. The real problem is the map design; some of the corners are just too tight to avoid, and if you slip behind the leader or bump into an obstacle it's almost inevitable that you'll lose gas catching up. As a single player game it's not tops, because most of the computer opponents are thick and you end up just having to beat one. The multi-player mode rescues it from obscurity though - if you've got a four-player adapter, you get the fun of competing against equals.
Commodore 64Zzap!
Neat attract mode with superlative Maniacs of Noise title track. Heavy multiload though and no continue-plays. Small but detailed cars. Colourful backdrops make up for the featureless tracks. A good variety of Maniacs tunes and spot effects. Two-player element gives the game a competitive spirit from the start. Tracks aren't all that varied leaving only the different graphic backdrops to hold the attention. Solo games can get repetitive.
AmigaAmiga Format
The sound is quite reasonable, adding something to the overall appeal of the game. The graphics are colourful enough, but again they are not amazing. Generally the game is unremarkable but if you did like the arcade game or you have a soft spot for racing games as a genre then you are likely to find it pleasurable for a while.
AmigaAmiga Computing
The trouble with Hot Rod, besides the idiocy of the repositioning business, the feeble squeaks from the speakers, and the depressingly bland graphics, is that it is just far too easy. After 17 or so levels, on only my second go at that, they start to repeat themselves as well. With three friends taking part it does become more competitive in a brutish and crude sort of way, but as a one player game Hot Rod can only be considered as a cure for insomnia. Even if you cannot drive a formula one racing car while using a Z88 I think you will find this far too easy.
Commodore 64Power Play
Nachdem schon "Scramble Spirits" für den C 64 am besten umgesetzt wurde, macht auch bei "Hot-Rod" die C 64-Version das Rennen. Im Vergleich zu den etwas geschluderten Amiga- und ST-Adaptionen schlägt sich die grafisch und spielerisch klar führende C 64-Variante ganz wacker.
AmigaCU Amiga
The arcade original was pretty simplistic and, as might be expected, the conversion is accurate. Sadly, the arcade machine was not much cop, and that also comes across in the conversion. The graphics and sound are mildly cheering, but the gameplay is thin and watery. Even with four people it palls after a short while. Hot Rod is an accurate but dated conversion which lacks playability.
ArcadePower Play
Hot Rod ist ein netter Automat, den ich öfters spielen würde... wenn er nicht so schwer wäre. Mit einer Mark kommt man nicht sehr weit. Auf höheren Levels kommt auch keine besonders tolle Grafik mehr. So hält sich der Drang, die letzten Groschen zu opfern um weiterzuspielen, wirklich sehr in Grenzen.
AmigaPower Play
Im Vergleich zu seinen vollblütigen Stall-Genossen ist der Sega-Spielautomat "Hot Rod" eher ein biederer Typ. Keine aufwendige Hydraulik, keine rasend schnelle 3D-Grafik – nein, einfach nur ein 2D-Autorennen ohne viel technischen Aufwand.
Four-player option is novel but there's no attract mode. Unadventurous use of colour for backdrops and dull track layouts. Not one of Benn Dalglish's best title tunes. Not so hot FX either. The more players the more fun but there isn't a lot to the gameplay to start with. The limp 'difficulty' level makes it an easy game to get into... ... but too easy to continue with. Complete all 15 courses and you're very unlikely to carry on. Slow paced, repetitive racing action that was done far better in Super Sprint.
AmigaAmiga Joker
Trotz der mäßigen Präsentation ist Hot Rod bei mehreren Mittspielern noch ganz spaßig - wer sich alleine davor setzt (und keine absolute Joystick-Niete ist), kann davon ausgehen, daß er schon sehr schnell alle Level durchgespielt hat.
ZX SpectrumThe Games Machine (UK)
I really don't know why I'm wasting my time reviewing this pita of donkey doo. The cars are monochromatic: you never know which vehicle is yours, and once you've sorted out which car is which you lose track of the direction it's facing... aaaghh! Take my advice, if you buy this, Mr Mad will probably leap out of the packaging screeching 'you need a check up from the neck up!'
AmigaMicro News
Seul intérêt, l'option qui autorise le jeu à 4 simultanément... un peu léger.