DescriptionThe Powerdrome racing series is now into its 24th year of high-speed high-octane action. Why race on flat 2D circuits when you can charge through a multi-textured half-pipe in small aircraft? Typhoon Racing have taken up the challenge, and entered you in their machine.
There are 6 different circuits, with hazards including chicanes, tunnels and crusher gates. Shading to the sections marks out whether a corner or dive is coming up. There are 5 computer opponents to race against in one player mode, while a data link cable allows 2-player games.
Each planet has its own atmosphere, and your machine's filters will need to be set to take account of this. Rain on some circuits necessitates a pitstop for a changeover. You are armed with afterburners, which can provide a speed use in open air but should not be overused. The Amiga version allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the controls - either way, joystick is easier to use but mouse is seen as ultimately being faster.
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|ST/Amiga Format||Atari ST||Dec, 1988||95 out of 100||95|
|Zzap!||Amiga||Jun, 1989||93 out of 100||93|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Aug, 1989||92 out of 100||92|
|Amiga Computing||Amiga||Aug, 1989||91 out of 100||91|
|Atari ST User||Atari ST||Jan, 1989||9 out of 10||90|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||DOS||Jul, 1990||900 out of 1000||90|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Atari ST||Nov, 1988||80 out of 100||80|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Amiga||Dec, 1990||79 out of 100||79|
|Power Play||Atari ST||Jan, 1989||76 out of 100||76|
|Compute's Amiga Resource||Amiga||Feb, 1990||15 out of 20||75|
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DelayThe release of the game was delayed for a few months because Michael Powell had a serious driving accident with his motorcycle.
- ST Format
- January 1990 (issue #06) - Included in the list 50 Games of the Year