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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.6

Critic Reviews

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Zzap! (Oct, 1988)
A very accurate conversion with highly addictive qualities. A must for fans of the racing genre.
[Budget re-release] Although there aren't any opposing vehicles, there's still plenty to do in Buggy Boy. Dodging obstacles and negotiating curves is enough to fill the stages, often more than enough, then there are flags and point gates to divert you from your path. Interaction with obstacles is useful, logs to make the buggy jump, a tree stump or stone to make it run on two side wheels - useful to get through narrow gaps in walls/barriers - and there's the infamous football to hit for bonus points. In short, the best budge tracer available.
[Retest] When Buggy Boy first appeared it offered something new and exciting - this is not the case nowadays, however. It's still a good game but it's not great any more.
It's a bit too easy to beat, and with the recent spate of Out Run type games it has aged quite rapidly as a game format. Still a lot of fun but it won't last that long.
Amiga Computing (Aug, 1988)
Nifty sound effects, jolly jingles, bright colours, clean and cute graphics, fast and smooth action and a well varied content makes Buggy Boy a joy to play. The challenge of completing all the courses and then trying again and again to better your score ensures that this is a game that will not soon be consigned to the attic. A lively and lovely, non-violent game. Nice one, Elite.
Power Play (Jul, 1988)
Wer auf Autorennen steht, kommt an dem tollen Buggy Boy nicht vorbei. Auch wenn der Sound viel zu wünschen übrig läßt, macht das Spiel einen Heidenspaß.
Commodore User (Jul, 1988)
Having played Buggy Boy many a time in the arcade, I can say that Elite have done a marvellous job on the conversion, capturing not just the look, but the feel too, and this bodes well for their future Amiga conversions, Ikari Warriors and Space Harrier.
Amiga Action (Jan, 1991)
With Buggy Boy, all the finesse and gameplay of the arcade original have been kept to produce a true quality game. With five treacherous stages to choose from Buggy Boy will keep you amused for hours.
The high degree of playability that existed on other versions is still present - but without effective sound it is not as entertaining as the ST game.