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Hard Drivin' (ZX Spectrum)

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ZX Spectrum version

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum The game loads very quickly. This is the first screen that the player sees

The game loads very quickly. This is the first screen that the player sees

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum Then comes the game's main menu

Then comes the game's main menu

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum This is an indication that the player is expected to drive correctly, well reasonably so

This is an indication that the player is expected to drive correctly, well reasonably so

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum This is saying what a revolutionary simulation the game is, I think. Shame that after all the work of developing the game he writing is so hard to read.

This is saying what a revolutionary simulation the game is, I think. Shame that after all the work of developing the game he writing is so hard to read.

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum The start of the game. The car goes no-where unless the key in the ignition is turned. Cue much reaching for the manual and frustrated hitting of keys

The start of the game. The car goes no-where unless the key in the ignition is turned. Cue much reaching for the manual and frustrated hitting of keys

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum When the ignition has been started the game wants to know if the player prefers a manual or an automatic gear shift.

When the ignition has been started the game wants to know if the player prefers a manual or an automatic gear shift.

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum Then we're back to turning the key again. 2:00 minutes to complete the circuit

Then we're back to turning the key again. 2:00 minutes to complete the circuit

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum This is an unforgiving game. Three seconds in and the car's been in a crash

This is an unforgiving game. Three seconds in and the car's been in a crash

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum The instant replay almost gloatingly shows a shunt from behind

The instant replay almost gloatingly shows a shunt from behind

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum Initially steering with the joystick proved hard. When the car goes off road a ten second countdown starts

Initially steering with the joystick proved hard. When the car goes off road a ten second countdown starts

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum The instant replay shows the car explode when the ten seconds was up, even though the car had made it back onto the road. This is a tough game.

The instant replay shows the car explode when the ten seconds was up, even though the car had made it back onto the road. This is a tough game.

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum Some times the car was too responsive, others just not responsive enough, or could it be that I'm rubbish at driving games?

Some times the car was too responsive, others just not responsive enough, or could it be that I'm rubbish at driving games?

Hard Drivin' ZX Spectrum The game seems to class this as being off road too

The game seems to class this as being off road too