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Buggy Boy is a race game, but not just an ordinary race game. There are five different routes, offroad, north, east, west, south. The offroad course loops around back to the start, the others are long runs with a distinct beginning and ending. You must complete each leg before the time runs out.

Along the way you can pick up all kinds of bonuses. The colored flags are 30 points each, collect all colors in the order as indicated at the top of the screen to get 1000 bonus points. There are several gates the give you 100, 250 or 500 points, and a time gate. Drive through a time gate to collect it, you receive two seconds extra time upon completing a leg. Occasionally there will be a soccer ball on the road, hit it and it will fly away and you get 2000 points.

There are bridges and tunnels, be careful not to fall off the bridge into the water or crash into the tunnel wall. There also are obstacles like boulders, logs and fences. If you hit them it will cost you valuable seconds off your leg time. But if you hit a log or small stone just right, the buggy will ride on two wheels until you hit something again.


Speed Buggy Amiga Light at the end of a dark tunnel
Speed Buggy Amiga Starting leg 1 of "Offroad" track
Speed Buggy Amiga Enter your initials in high score table
Speed Buggy Amiga Entering a tunnel

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Alternate Titles

  • "Buggy Boy" -- UK title

User Reviews

A very good conversion from Elite, with all the mechanics that made the coin-op version great Katakis | カタキス (39490) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Oct, 1988 92 out of 100 92
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1990 89 out of 100 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Oct, 1988 863 out of 1000 86
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Aug, 1988 833 out of 1000 83
Amiga Computing Aug, 1988 81 out of 100 81
Commodore User Jul, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Power Play Jul, 1988 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Action Jan, 1991 78 out of 100 78
The Games Machine (UK) Aug, 1988 77 out of 100 77


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1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Buggy Boy appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

ZX Spectrum version

In the ZX Spectrum version, hitting an obstacle, like for example a boulder, will cause your buggy to explode. In all other versions, including the arcade original, hitting an obstacle will just make the buggy roll over.


  • ACE
    • October 1988 (issue #13) - Included in the Top-100 list of 1987/1988 (editorial staff selection)
  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (issue #00) - #78 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #94 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • January 1991 (Issue 4) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

80 (6538) added Speed Buggy (Amiga) on Nov 20, 2003
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