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Cinematic cartoony bikes can be hazardous to gameplay Unicorn Lynx (181409) 3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars3.67 Stars
Full Throttle is a masterpiece, and one of my all time favourite games. Kaddy B. (796) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
How the hell does LucasArts manage to create such perfect games? Katakis | カタキス (43094) unrated
A classic must play, but not without its own flaws Locut0s (653) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
"It's a chopper, baby!" James Hicks (20) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Yet another fine addition to the LucasArts library of adventure games. Ray Soderlund (3576) 4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars4.17 Stars
This game is one baddass mofo... Zovni (10623) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars
Tough guy biker becomes adventurer. Robert Pragt (29) unrated
Take me for another spin - I believe i could enjoy this more than once Hilary Richardson (15) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

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Critic Reviews

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The Retro Spirit (May 17, 2008)
Til slutt vil jeg fri til Lucasart: Fantastiske spill er noe som ikke gror på trær, og når jeg hørte at Full Throttle 2 var i produksjon for så å bli kansellert igjen, døde en liten beinhard motorsykkeldude inni meg. Jeg trenger å være beinhard igjen, vær så snill, gi meg Full Throttle 2! Jeg trenger bare ett lite skudd med motorsykkel og eksos, LucasArt du har meg på mine knær.
High Score (Jul, 1995)
Virgin har lyckats ta en gammal spelidé och göra ett helskönt spel trots att det inte innehåller några egentliga nyheter.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Jun, 1995)
Full Throttle is een softwarepareltje dat in de collectie van geen enkele adventurespeler mag ontbreken !
Pelit (May, 1995)
Lyhyys korostuu vielä entisestään, koska suurin osa pelin ongelmista ratkeaa helposti. Suurempia ongelmia oli vain parissa kohdassa ja nekin selvitti kun vähän mietti. Helppous voi johtua myös siitä, että pelissä on käytettäviä tavaroita hyvin vähän. Myös liiankin helpotettu ja rajoittunut käyttöliittymä on syynä siihen, etteivät ongelmat ole kovin monimutkaisia.
PC Team (May, 1995)
Toujours est-il que les qualités graphiques et sonores de Full throttle, alliées à un scénario démentiel, en font un jeu incontournable.
Joystick (French) (May, 1995)
Les mauvaises langues pourraient dire que Lucas Arts se la coule douce avec les différentes adaptations de l'univers de Star Wars. Pas du tout, ils savent aussi innover pour réveiller le côté rebelle qui sommeille en nous. Beau, jouable, prenant, Full Throttle est la nouvelle référence des jeux d'aventure.
Adventure Lantern (Sep, 2006)
As a whole, Full Throttle is a greatly entertaining adventure. The game tells an interesting and very engaging story that should keep you interested from start to finish. With a colorful cast of characters, excellent voice acting, a fitting soundtrack, stylish cartoon-like graphics, and a healthy dose of humor, Full Throttle manages to deliver a very successful road adventure. The mini-games and the timed sequences might put off some players. The game is also fairly short and can be completed in just a few hours. However, it is still a thoroughly fun ride and can be easily recommended to fans of third-person point-and-click adventure games. If you have not played it yet, try and get a hold of a copy. You will be in for a treat.
It's always a pleasure (and a rarity) to review a Lucas Arts game, and Full Throttle is no exception. The graphics work well, and the sampled voices and sound effects add to the atmosphere, and the puzzle element is just right with certain solutions needing a large amount of lateral thinking, while others are more obvious. My only gripe is that some sections become a little repetitive if too much time is spent on them. But apart from that, Lucas Arts have produced a quality product that oozes playability.
Just Adventure (Sep 30, 2003)
It is incredible to realize that LucasArts released so many quality adventure games and Full Throttle is certainly one of them. The game has great atmosphere and style. Ben is a likable fellow and makes a good - if slightly atypical - adventure hero. Full Throttle may not be a "pure" adventure with its arcade elements and timed sequences but it is fun to play - and that's what really matters most. The age of this game shows a bit (especially in the graphics department) but even so, Full Throttle remains a game worth playing.
No, FULL THROTTLE is great to listen to and even better to look at. Ironically, its weakest point is its gameplay, and its gameplay isn't even all that weak, just somewhat less challenging and more obvious than it might have been. The puzzles are fine, but on the whole they are overshadowed by all of the game's extended movie and action sequences. On the bright side, this makes FULL THROTTLE an ideal starter game for someone new to interactive fiction or who, for whatever reason, might be put off by more taxing gameplay. As for expert gamers, all they have to do is look at FULL THROTTLE as a highly interactive movie rather than as a perhaps overly simple traditional adventure game, and it all falls into place. FULL THROTTLE offers an easy ride, but the scenery's terrific, the story's exciting, and even at its simplest the game's not a pushover. All but the most demanding gamers will find much here to enjoy.
GamesCollection (Apr 11, 2008)
E' un gioco davvero meritevole, che non potrà mancare di divertire. Purtroppo rispetto ad altri titoli Lucas è più corto, ma questo fatto potrebbe giovare a coloro che non hanno voglia di stare troppo dietro ad un gioco. Per godervi un VERO capolavoro "alla Schafer" dovrete attendere il 1998, quando Grim Fandango farà il suo debutto.
Power Unlimited (Jul, 1995)
Als Full Throttle een voedselreclame was in plaats van een extreem cool bikerspel, dan zou men het met recht een uitgebalanceerd product noemen met precies de goede verhouding tussen de ingrediënten puzzels, akties en filmpjes.
PC Gamer (Aug, 1995)
What kind of game does a 200-pound biker choose to star in? Any one he wants to, of course.
PC Format (UK) (Dec, 1995)
Previous LucasArts adventure games were slick, but Full Throttle redefines the word. Previous adventures have used the occasional cut scene or arcade section, such cinematic effects are integral to the Full Throttle story. It's a brave, though not entirely successful move. Certainly the game looks superior to any other cartoon adventure. But too often you’re left out in the cold, merely watching rather than interacting with the dustbowl action. This over-reliance on movie techniques is compounded by a serious lack of game length and some very sparse puzzles. This makes Full Throttle less satisfying than previous LucasArts outings, even if the presentation is better. But then, it’s still way ahead of most PC point-and-clickers, and those voice-overs are ace.
Power Play (Jul, 1995)
Wow! LucasArts enttäuscht die hohen Erwartungen an "Vollgas" nicht. Die perfekt eingefangene Biker-Atmosphäre würde auch Peter Fonda Spaß machen. Wobei sich das Spiel erfreulicherweise selbst nicht allzu ernst nimmt. Mein einziger Kritikpunkt an diesem "Interactive Road-Movie" ist der zu einfach geratene Schwierigkeitsgrad. Selbst unerfahrene Adventure-Spieler zocken "Vollgas" an einem Wochenende locker durch.
Coming Soon Magazine (Sep 27, 1995)
Since their first adventure game, LucasArts has never failed to produce exciting and innovative games from the old Maniac Mansion back in the 80's, to Full Throttle, their latest game. As oppose to their previous games, Full Throttle draws you into a reality that is close to our own. There are no tentacles, no pirate's ghosts of any kind and no Indiana Jones. Instead, you play the role of Ben, the leader of an outlaw biker gang called the Polecats.
GameSpot (May 01, 1996)
Featuring a superb story that borrows from the cult films Easy Rider and Mad Max, Full Throttle is arguably LucasArts' finest graphic adventure creation. While the graphics are only slightly better than they were in Sam & Max Hit the Road and Day of the Tentacle (the company's latest additions to this category), Full Throttle does feature 3-D rendered objects on its familiar jagged and blocky screens.
Jeuxvideo.com (Apr 29, 2010)
Full Throttle n’est peut-être pas le plus célèbre des jeux d’aventure Lucasarts. Pourtant, ce serait une erreur de l’oublier, car il fait partie de ces jeux qui vous plongent dans un univers unique et qui vous marquent pour longtemps. Et ce, que vous appréciiez l’univers des bikers ou non. Ambitieux de par sa réalisation, drôle et captivant, il pèche par sa courte durée de vie… mais reste jouissif du début à la fin. De plus il est aujourd’hui disponible pour une poignée d’euros. Alors qu’attendez-vous ? En selle !
The game was nonstop fun! I was very pleased with both the graphics and the sound. The only noticeable drawbacks were that the puzzles could have been a little more challenging and the game could have been longer.
PC Joker (Jun, 1995)
Die Präsentation entspricht also wie erwartet einer hubraumstarken Harley Davidson, dem Gameplay-Motor fehlen diesmal jedoch ein paar Kubikzentimeter zur Höchstleistung. So sind die gebotenen Rätsel zwar durchaus logisch aufgebaut, von gestandenen Abenteurern aber ruckzuck gelöst. Daß die wenig anspruchsvollen Aufgaben teilweise auch korrektes Timing oder Denksport unter Zeitdruck erfordern, hilft da wenig - gäbe es nicht auch unzählige Zwischensequenzen und langwierige Actioneinlagen, würde der Abspann wohl sehr schnell über den Monitor flimmern!
PC Soluces (Jul, 1996)
Jouer à Full Throttle, pour les testeurs de jeu, c'est prendre des vacances. C'est exceptionnellement novateur, réaliste, parfois grossier. C'est ce qui se fait de mieux dans les jeux d'aventure mais de toute façon, avec LucasArts, on est habitués.
Oldies Rising (Dec 08, 2010)
En 1995, Lucas Arts était au sommet de sa gloire et aurait très bien pu se reposer sur ses lauriers en sortant d'autres point & click enfantins comme Monkey Island. Au lieu de cela, la firme a pris tout le monde à contrepied en optant pour un style plus viril et sombre, insufflant du même coup une grosse bouffée d'air frais à sa ludothèque. Finalement, ce pari s'avérera gagnant puisque le jeu sera unanimement acclamé par la critique et connaitra un énorme succès en Europe et aux États Unis.
Score (Jun, 1995)
I když můžeme vést spory o kvalitě Full Throttle ve srovnání s jinými adventurami, je to rozhodně počítačová zábava špičkové kvality, která je vhodná i pro ty, kteří mají s hrami a s počítači vůbec minimální zkušenosti. Autorům se v ní dokonale povedlo to, o co se poněkud méně úspěšně snažili Cryo a jejich Lost Eden. Pokud se vám Full Throttle nebude líbit, nebude to tím, že je špatný, ale že je prostě určený pro "jiné obecenstvo". Bohužel, díky své jednoduchosti a "přátelskosti" vám Full Throttle dlouho nevydrží. Kdyby byl při zachování kvality alespoň tak třikrát rozsáhlejší (a tudíž by zabíral tři CDčka), měl by pravděpodobně blízko k absolutně dokonalé hře. Pak bychom na něj ovšem čekali ne dva roky, ale šest let...
All in all, Full Throttle is a good, though flawed, adventure game, full of character and atmosphere. An experienced gamer familiar with the genre can play through it in about 6 hours, the majority of which will be spent enjoying puzzles rather being frustrated by them. Full Throttle can be credited as among the few classic games that have worked to raise the bar on storytelling and production quality in adventure games, a bar that Tim Schafer goes on to raise again 3 years later with Grim Fandango.
Während Full Throttle somit das ideale Programm ist, um Computerspektiker eines besseren zu belehren, dürfte sich mancher Spieleveteran veräppelt vorkommen. Man sollte sich gut überlegen, ob einem das kurze, aber spannende Biker-Abenteuer das Geld wert ist. Ich meine: Ja! Denn nach einem guten Kinofilm ärgere ich mich schließlich auch nicht, wenn die Zeit wie im Flug vergangen ist.
Play Time (Jun, 1995)
Mit Vollgas beginnt eine neue Zeitrechnung. Bisher hielten Klassiker wie Monkey Island 2, Day of the Tentacle und Sam & Max den Glauben an die Unfehlbarkeit von LucasArts aufrecht. Vollgas kann man im Gegensatz zu den genannten Spielen nicht mehr uneingeschränkt empfehlen. Nach fünf, sechs kurzweiligen Stündchen lehnten sich die meisten Redakteure zufrieden zurück und seufzten erschöpft, aber glücklich: „Schön war‘s“. Für LucasArts-Verhältnisse ist die relativ kurze Spielzeit doch etwas enttäuschend. Trotzdem: Wer für sein Geld vor allem tolle Grafiken sehen will, auf kernigen Sountrack steht oder generell eine Schwäche für die heimlichen „Kings of the Road“ hegt, wird auf dieses Spiel voll abfahren. Technisch ist der „Road Movie“ vor allem wegen der starken gerenderten Animationen ein Meisterwerk, von den Puzzles her gesehen werden es viele als Easy Rider empfinden.
RPGFan (Feb 18, 2002)
Full Throttle isn’t the worst, or the best, graphical adventure out there. Lucas Arts has pumped out so many of the blasted things that you can probably find something else from them that you’d rather play, but if you do manage to pick this game up it’s not a total loss. My recommendation is that FT is for those gamers seeking to own every Lucas Arts title ever made or for those looking for a low budget midlife crisis. To all others, consider yourself warned.
PC Games (Germany) (Jun, 1995)
Gerade LucasArts ist für die Spieltiefe seiner Adventures bekannt. Wer sich für rund 100 Mark Monkey Island, Indiana Jones oder Sam & Max anschaffte, konnte sicher sein, daß er etliche Tage mit der Lösung des Adventures beschäftigt sein würde. Dessen sollte man sich bei LucasArts eigentlich auch bewußt sein. In Anbetracht der fast lächerlichen Spieltiefe und der Puzzles auf eher unterem Niveau darf man fragen, ob das Skript zu Vollgas überhaupt an den bisherigen Hits des Herstellers gemessen wurde.
GameStar (Germany) (Feb, 1998)
Die Story von rauhbeinigen Rockern und gelackten Bösewichtern fesselt nicht nur Motorradfans. In Sachen Rätseldichte ist Vollgas aber das nach Loom schwächste LucasArts- Adventure. Für Einsteiger ist es empfehlenswert, Profis sollten sich auf ein kurzes, aber recht intensives Spielerlebnis einstellen.
CD Player (1996)
Nicht wenige Adventure-Fans werfen LucasArts vor, mit Vollgas die eigenen Ideale verraten zu haben: Was Puzzles und Spieltiefe anbelangt, ist das Biker-Abenteuer ein Leichtgewicht. Ich sehe das aber anders: Die renommierten Grafikadventure-Profis dachten bei Full Throttle gezielt an Einsteiger sowie Leute, die einfach eine Geschichte genießen wollen, ohne sich wochenlang an Puzzles die Zähne auszubeißen. Es bestechen die tolle Soundkulisse und stimmungsvollen Animationen; die gezeichneten Charaktere übertreffen die meisten Schauspieler interaktiver Filme um Längen. Dazu kommt der aller Neuigkeit beraubte und gerade dadurch erfrischend andere Protagonist: Ben ist eben kein langweiliger, holder Märchenprinz, sondern der fiese, grobschlächtige Chef einer wilden Motorradgang.
Aventura y Cía (Aug 29, 2005)
Full Throttle es una gran aventura en comparación con las actuales y las de unos años hacia aquí, pero la sombra de las otra aventuras de LucasArts es muy grande y logra eclipsar a esta. Sin embargo, no todos los días encarnamos a un duro motero, y la música es ideal y perfecta y, en resumen, es un título ameno, divertido y agradable de jugar.
Adventure Gamers (Sep 17, 2003)
In conclusion, if you enjoy talking to fluffy woodland creatures and slaying dragons, Full Throttle is probably best avoided; certainly the appeal of a game that is bleak, dark and edgy isn’t universal. The major criticism of Full Throttle is its short length – indeed, simplistic puzzles mean the plot unfolds at a breathtaking pace. Although the quality of immersion is excellent, it is somewhat transient, no doubt leaving many feeling short-changed. In the end, though, the intrigue and originality of the story make it a very important adventure game for all fans of the genre.
Quandary (Aug, 1995)
Any new LucasArts adventure is always eagerly anticipated and Full Throttle is no exception despite the limited appeal of its theme with its romanticised notion of biker existence. The graphics, particularly in the cut-scenes, have the unmistakable LucasArts quality that we have come to expect but, unfortunately, the game is let down by the limited amount of interaction and problem solving involved. The whole game can be played through in just a few hours and that includes watching the seemingly endless credits roll through to the bitter end. Not what I would call value for money, but others may disagree.
It should be already obvious it's an utterly disappointing affair, yet disappointment is also caused by high expectations. You can't blame a game for coming from a company which usually does way better. And, as mentioned somewhere along the way, the game does have a certain edge in its storytelling (as stupid as the story may be) and audiovisual techniques.
For those of you teetering on the edge of silicon obsolescence you might want to think twice before purchase. While the hardware requirements are not the most stringent out there, the Full Throttle experience requires a 486/33 machine with a 2X CD-ROM that's MPC2 compliant (i.e. some of the cheaper 2X CD-ROM drives might give you sound and picture skips) Finally, the kicker is that you're gonna need 8Meg of RAM. It's a good excuse to upgrade though.

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