Hot Rod (Amiga)

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Hot Rod is a top-view racing game influenced by Super Sprint, in which three miniature cars race to complete a race as quickly as possible, by rotating, accelerating and braking at the right moments. You start with limited fuel, but more can be collected as you cover the track. Hitting hazards can cause your car to explode, thus costing time as it is replaced.

Unusually the racetracks are linear rather than lap-based, so each round involves covering a section of track once. After each race, you can purchase upgrades at the shop, depending on how much money you earned in the previous race.

Only part of the circuit is shown at a time, and this scrolls following the leader. If you fail to keep up with this, your car is moved forward on the track, with a penalty fuel deduction. This is slightly similar to the system later used in head-to-head games of Micro Machines, and is especially punishing while you are on roads travelling horizontally and the leading CPU car is travelling vertically, as it makes the margin for error much smaller.


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Hot Rod Amiga What each upgrade does.
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Australian Commodore and Amiga Review Sep, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Génération 4 Apr, 1990 75 out of 100 75
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jun, 1990 70 out of 100 70
Amiga Format Jun, 1990 66 out of 100 66
Amiga Computing Sep, 1990 65 out of 100 65
CU Amiga May, 1990 63 out of 100 63
Power Play Jul, 1990 52 out of 100 52
Amiga Joker Jul, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Zzap! Jun, 1990 51 out of 100 51
Micro News May, 1990 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 25


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Martin Smith (66852) added Hot Rod (Amiga) on Jan 01, 2006
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