DescriptionOverlander sees Elite attempt a Roadblasters style driving game with shooting overtones, with the action viewed from behind your armour-plated well-armed car. It all takes place in a post-apocalyptic universe in which a lot of money can be earned by transporting goods form place to place, but the large gangs of Overlanders who already do this are keen to stop you.
Two missions are on offer at a time, one tougher but more lucrative than the other, with half the money paid upfront and the other half on successful completion. Before setting off, you can buy upgrades such as turbo chargers, armour and enhanced weapons, each of which has a limited lifespan. Attacks from other vehicles can come either from guns or attempting ramming, and the roads are poorly-maintained and hazardous, so be careful, or better yet be violent first.
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|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||Atari ST||Oct, 1988||832 out of 1000||83|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||ZX Spectrum||Jun, 1990||75 out of 100||75|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||Sep, 1988||7 out of 10||70|
|ST Action||Atari ST||Oct, 1988||69 out of 100||69|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Feb, 1990||68 out of 100||68|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Apr, 1990||68 out of 100||68|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Atari ST||Sep, 1988||7.4 out of 12||62|
|Svenska Hemdatornytt||Amiga||Apr, 1990||55 out of 100||55|
|Power Play||Atari ST||Sep, 1988||36 out of 100||36|
|Power Play||Amstrad CPC||Oct, 1988||22 out of 100||22|
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