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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.1
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.4
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Overall User Score (14 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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The graphics are good and playability, well I reckon it almost goes off the old C+VG's ometer. Addictive isn't the word. If you're a Buggy Boy fan, or even if you aren't, then beg, borrow or steal a copy.
Zzap! (Dec, 1987)
A cracking racing game that proves totally compulsive.
Arguably the best of it's kind; some may even say it's more playable than the coin-op! Loadsa colour and tons of addictiveness - and it's outrageously cheap, too!
Elite have done an absolutely excellent job with Buggy Boy. The graphics are superb and the game is extremely playable right from the start. The sound effects are put to good use and the game moves along at a furious pace. The torturous and varied courses will keep even the most hardened 64 arcadester playing for ages.
Although the scrolling is a bit poor, the graphics are very colourful and well drawn. Sound is great - throbbing engines throughout. It's not cerebral stuff, though memorising the courses can help. It's certainly instantly playable and very addictive, with the variety of course and legs providing much lasting interest.
[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.
GamesCollection (Jan 05, 2008)
Tirando le somme, si tratta di un racing di vecchia scuola ma dal cuore arcade che pulsa come non mai, veloce, frenetico e divertente, tecnicamente all’altezza e che offre un alto livello di sfida se vi piace correre per il punteggio più altro (e con questa giocabilità vi piacerà sicuramente).
Power Play (Dec, 1987)
In der letzten Ausgabe versetzte Nebulus. ein Spiel mit einem irren 3D-Dreheffekt. unsere Redaktion In Entzücken. Buggy Boy ist auf dem C64 eine ähnliche Meisterleistung. Noch nie habe ich bei einem Rennspiel auf diesem Computer einen derart sauberen 3D-Effekt erlebt. Auch bei hohem Tempo sieht man die Hindernisse rechtzeitig auf sich zukommen. Das Geschick des Spielers allein entscheidet über seine Leistung. Andere Rennspiele wie „Super Cycle“ oder „Enduro Racer“ kann man jetzt ruhigen Gewissens vergessen. Buggy Boy schlägt diese Konkurrenz um Längen.
Happy Computer (Jan, 1988)
Buggy Boy spielt sich hervorragend und hat die gesamte Redaktion von der Arbeit abgehalten. Die 3D-Grafik ist sehr flott und toll animiert. Da der Buggy prompt auf die Joystick-Kommandos reagiert, kann man den Hindernissen gekonnt ausweichen. Dank der fünf Kurse ist Langeweile für längere Zeit so gut wie ausgeschlossen.
Retro Spirit Games (Jul 24, 2013)
Buggy Boy is, arguably, the best racer on the C64, and one of my favourites. It's a game that has lost none of its charm or playability over the years and so I urge you to take this Buggy for a spin as soon as possible.
Commodore User (Dec, 1987)
Buggy Boy is good, probably one of the most accurate conversions to date. If you're a fan it's a must, if you're not, it's a must.
Retrogaming History (Jun 14, 2008)
Conversione attenta ed intelligente. Buggy Boy sul Commodore 64 è piacevolissimo, veloce, immediato, simpatico. Donerà qualche ora di felice intrattenimento a chiunque voglia farci "un giro". Un gioco semplice ed avvincente!
64'er (Feb, 1988)
„Buggy Boy“ ist ein schönes Spiel für Liebhaber von reinen Action-Spielen, bei denen man nicht großartig denken muß, sondern nur reagieren. Es bietet einige Stunden Spaß, aber wie die meisten Spiele dieser Art, verliert es bald seinen Reiz.