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Just an okay game; there are much better for the Jaguar. Bruce Clarke (72) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

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Category Description User Score
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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 1.0
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Overall User Score (6 votes) 1.5

Critic Reviews

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Video Games (Jan, 1995)
Nach den ersten fünf Minuten mit Aircars dachte ich “Oh mein Gott, so‘n Scheiß“. Nachdem wir zwei Aircars-Module erhielten und auch gerade zwei Catboxen da hatten, testeten Wolfgang und ich die Linkoption, eigentlich wollten wir nur ausprobieren, ob es überhaupt funktioniert. Irgendwie hat uns Aircars plötzlich voll in seinen Bann gezogen. Wir haben zwei Tage praktisch ohne Pause durchgespielt. Es ist schwierig zu erklären, worin die Faszination liegt, denn die Grafik ist unglaublich schlecht und der Sound lediglich akzeptabel. Es liegt wohl am klassischen Starglider-Spielprinzip und natürlich an der Mehrspieler-Option. Für zwei oder mehr Spieler lohnt sich Aircars auf jeden Fall, alleine ist es eher langweilig (deshalb auch die zwei Spielspaß-Wertungen).
Game Players (Jul, 1995)
The gameplay suffers, on some levels, from the same lack of sophistication as the graphics. The missions are simple, requiring little to no actual strategy and the control is awkward at times. If there were more concentrated effort on the graphics and actual gameplay in Air Cars, perhaps it would be easier to appreciate the good job done in other areas. There is also a network feature for Air Cars which takes advantage of the new Cat Box hardware for the Jaguar and allows up to eight people to play at once on separate monitors. If only there were more game here to enjoy.
neXGam (2004)
Seien wir mal ehrlich: Aircars ist bekannterweise kein Top-Titel im Jaguar Portfolio. Allein ist der Titel ein schlechter Witz. Das ewig gleiche Missionsdesign und die unterirdische Technik und Akustik führen dazu, dass der Jaguar schnell wieder abgeschaltet wird. Cybermorph hat so ziemlich alles besser gelöst und das ist überall zum Winzpreis erhältlich, bzw. eh immer beim Jaguar dabei. Nur wer den Netzwerkmodus testen will, greift zu, dann aber mehrfach, der Rest spielt lieber Cybermorph.
GamePro (US) (Sep, 1995)
While Aircars can be played with up to eight pilots (using the CatBox network), the game isn't any more fun with multiple players than it is alone. Similar to (but below the par of) the PC title Spectre, this substandard shooter will only satisfy easy-to-please pilots.
Uh...what is this? Somebody please tell me this isn't a Jaguar game! Tell me I'm not playing an Atari 2600. Air Cars suffers severely from very poor graphics and not-so-special sound effects. Worse yet, the control needs heavy refinement as it's difficult to direct your movement. About the only redeeming quality is the ability to play with up to four people, which doesn't save it.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, take a good look. This game could be the last nail in the Jaguar coffin. If Atari wants to remain in the running with the imminent release of Saturn and Playstation, it is going to have to put some real effort into developing games that push the parameters of the Jaguar to the limit. This game is excruciating to play; even the multiplayer link capabilities aren't enough to save it.
Defunct Games (Dec 11, 2004)
Well you must think I am either being really harsh on this game and it deserves a better review, but I am not gonna candy coat this review and make you think it's some awesome game that you must absolutely have to add to your Jaguar collection. The only major thing is has going for it is the ability to be networked, it can be set up for deathmatch with a total of 8 players. That sounds like a fabulous idea, course I have no access to a couple of catboxes, I do have a networking thing (JagLink) but not a second copy of AirCars (why would I want to buy another one? LOL). So in spite of everyone saying it is a little better in Multiplayer and you can get some fun out of this title, I can only stick to what I know and what I see. So there you have it, AirCars...what more can I say?