Moby Poll: What kind of game collector are you?

Roadwars (ZX Spectrum)

...
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
...
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

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.

Screenshots

Roadwars ZX Spectrum The game's load screen
Roadwars ZX Spectrum The start of the game. Though its a 1 player gamer player 2 is still active. Player 1 is the ball on the left with the shields up
Roadwars ZX Spectrum Player 1 got a high score. When entering the name the left/right keys are used to scroll the letters and FIRE selects. All 5 characters must be entered so a space is used as the last character here
Roadwars ZX Spectrum This is what failure looks like. Both players black-balled

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.


The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Apr, 1988 715 out of 1000 72
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Mar, 1988 7 out of 10 70

Forums

There are currently no topics for this game.


Trivia

There is no trivia on file for this game.


Martin Smith (63136) added Roadwars (ZX Spectrum) on Jan 23, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63136)