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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.7
Overall User Score (6 votes) 2.9

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Raze (Feb, 1991)
The element of competition is obviously one of the plus points of this game, fighting for the title of Daytona if you can get there. Can you do it? Even if you can't, you should still give it a go because this is one of the better race games on the NES.
VideoGame (Jun, 1991)
Que tal repetir as façanhas do galã Tom Cruise nas pistas?
58 (Sep, 2011)
If you can get the hang of the controls, Days of Thunder is a competent racing sim.
45 (Dec 24, 2010)
Days of Thunder n'est pas foncièrement un jeu exécrable : il apporte quelques bonnes idées qui sont malheureusement plombées par une réalisation passable et un rythme nonchalant. A moins d'être amateur de NASCAR, le soft s'avère donc peu varié et ennuyeux, sans compter les problèmes de jouabilité qui entachent lourdement les phases d'arrêt au stand. Au final, le titre est très moyen et n'intéressera guère que les passionnés du genre et les inconditionnels de Tom Cuise, et encore…
Mean Machines (May, 1991)
What a dire excuse for entertainment! This really stinks and is about as playable as something that's not playable at all. The speedo reads 150 mph, but the car feels like it's being pushed by a couple of arthritic OAPs. With no gears to change, an incredibly simplistic course and no crowd, Days of Thunder has all the tense atmosphere of an episode of Eastenders. The only thing I liked about the game was the introductory sequence, but that's hardly enough to make it worth the asking price. I don't know what Mindscape were playing at when they decided to release this, but if you want to play something good then avoid this like the plague.
Instead of it being automated, in the pit, players must select and control individual team members and have them work independently on the car. It’s extremely unnecessary and a detriment that the controls are more complex during the pit stop than actually driving. There are some nice ideas here for a racing game, but none of it is entertaining.
Retro Game Reviews (Aug 13, 2016)
Days of Thunder is an interesting attempt at a NASCAR style simulation but the action is too unforgiving and demands extreme precision at all times. Unless you have some serious patience it's likely to 'drive' you up the wall due to its infuriating gameplay that's devoid of any real fun.
The intro's okay, but the rest of the game is a total drag - duff sprites juddering around naff tracks to the sound of thousands of angry bees! Days of Thunder could have been quite entertaining, given the amount of scope available, but quite frankly, this follows in the movie's foot-steps - straight down the loo. Quite frankly, how this could ever merit Nintendo's seal of approval is utterly beyond me, as this has to rank as the worst NES game I've ever played. Unless you're either two tins short of a six-pack, mad about Tom Cruise (and who is?), or just plain stupid, leave this miserable effort alone.
Power Play (May, 1991)
Einige von Euch werden sich sicherlich noch an den guten alten Klassiker "Pitstop" erinnern. "Days of Thunder" ist nichts anderes als ein müder Aufguß des Oldies. Zwar ist die 3-D-Grafik der einzelnen Strecken recht flott, aber auf Dauer bieten die Tage des Donners dank der öden, farbarmen und langweiligen Strecken zu wenig Abwechslung. Für Frust sorgen außerdem die beinharten und unfairen Computerfahrer. Denn es ist trotz fahrerischer Glanzleistungen während des Rennens kaum noch möglich, die in der Qualifizierungsrunde erreichte Startplatzierung noch zu verbessern.
Video Games (Mar, 1991)
Die 3-D-Grafik ist flott, der Motor brummt, und die Mannschaft in den Boxen sieht auch putzig aus. Leider hält die Freude nicht lange an, denn spielerisch bleibt Days of Thunder im Leerlauf stecken. Die Abwechslung durch die Boxenstops reicht nicht aus, um über das öde Herumkurven auf den fast immer gleich aussehenden Kursen hinwegzutrösten. Zudem sind die Rennen einfach zu lang - spätestens bei der 25. Runde macht sich ein Gähnen breit. Schaut Euch lieber den Film an.