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Dragster Reviews (Atari 2600)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.2
Overall User Score (14 votes) 2.6

Critic Reviews

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Le Geek (May, 2008)
If you're like me and dismissed Dragster after trying it for a minute or two, give it another go. It's one of the most unique titles in the Atari library and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Game Freaks 365 (Jul 03, 2007)
Even with the challenge of beating your best time, though, this game will only last so long before you become sick of it. Add to that the fact that there are other, better, racing games to be had on the Atari 2600 and there is no logical conclusion to be reached but that Dragster would be difficult to recommend for most people. For the hardcore drag racing fan who is also an Atari 2600 fan, though, this game might provide a couple hours worth of entertainment.
Woodgrain Wonderland (Dec 26, 2016)
Seriously though, it does kind of grow on you, even though it’s functionally limited by the fact that the goal is just to get your car to the other side of the screen. Seeing how quickly you can do this without blowing out can offer some significant challenge. However, I’m not sure Dragster has much in the way of extended play value.
neXGam (May 26, 2014)
Dragster ist einer der frühen Titel aus Activisions Spielepalette. Obwohl man durchaus realistisch zu Werke geht und die Dragster selbst (für Atari 2600 Verhältnisse) detailliert sind, macht das Spiel trotzdem nur kurzzeitig Spaß. Selbst die zweite Spielvariante, in der man die Dragster auch steuern kann, ändert nichts an der Tatsache. Wer einmal die von Activision geforderte Zeitmarke unterschritten hat, wird man das Spielmodul nur selten aus dem Schrank ziehen.
The Video Game Critic (Aug 12, 1999)
This is probably the shortest video game I've every played. The controls are simple, but good timing and dexterity are required to earn a good time. Since the games are so brief, you'll hit reset over and over again, trying to beat your record. Dragster is fun, especially with two-players going head-to-head.