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In Road Wars you are set charging up a long hilly road, trying to make a road safe after a protection malfunction. Crucially, this involves shooting out the barriers at the side of the road (and avoiding falling into the gaps they create). You always play against another droid, who can be treated as friend or foe - pushing them into the gap at the side you've just created is a particularly neat trick, especially when playing a human opponent.

You are armed with a laser gun, which can be directed seperately from your main direction of motion. The roads include a range of hazards, including barriers and spikes, although bonus weaponry and a speed-up can be gained. Contact with these (or your opponent) will gradually drain your shields, and once these are gone you have little chance of surviving for long.


Roadwars ZX Spectrum The game's load screen
Roadwars ZX Spectrum The game supports Kempston, Sinclair & keyboard input. The documentation says that the keyboard action keys can be redefined
Roadwars ZX Spectrum Spikes in the roadway are also something to be avoided - or something to push player 2 onto
Roadwars Commodore 64 The droid is destroyed (for a moment), but there's an electric barrier up ahead

Alternate Titles

  • "Road Wars" -- Alternate in-game title

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Apr, 1988 715 out of 1000 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1988 635 out of 1000 64
ST Action Atari ST Jul, 1988 62 out of 100 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1988 7.2 out of 12 60
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jun, 1988 53 out of 100 53
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1990 300 out of 1000 30
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jan, 1990 28 out of 100 28
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1988 2.5 out of 10 25
The Games Machine (UK) Commodore 64 Jun, 1988 23 out of 100 23


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