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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.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
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Overall User Score (5 votes) 3.7

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The Video Game Critic (Nov 19, 2000)
Weather conditions and day/night races also add variety. The controls are simple but allow you to perform some fancy slides and turns. A typical problem with overhead racers is that you can't see what's up ahead. Power Drive addresses this problem by using both voice and on-screen arrow cues. The sound effects and music are excellent. This is a quality game.
GamesCollection (Oct 27, 2008)
Come sopra anticipato più volte, Power Drive Rally è un gioco bello e divertente. Non possiamo chiedere altro
While simple, this is one of the Jaguar's elite few original games that works. It's the old adage of "easy to pick up, impossible to put down," racing fan or not. Power Drive Rally is a nice surprise, and a under appreciated gem.
ST-Computer (Dec, 1995)
Mit "Power Drive Rally" müssen sich die Jaguar-Fans nun in der knallharten Welt der Rallye-Cross-Fahrer behaupten. Vor dem Einstieg in die Rallye- Salson sollte man sich in einer intensiven Trainings-Session mit der Fahrzeugsteuerung und den unterschiedlichen Straßenverhältnissen vertraut machen.
Just Games Retro (Mar 20, 2012)
An authentic rally racer this is not, but a lot of fun it is indeed. Its sharpness and fluidity again show the Jaguar’s 2D prowess, and its ease of control lets you jump in and spin around the tracks without much fuss. The career campaign is fairly substantial, and thankfully lets you save your progress, but supporting content or game modes are essentially absent. Overall, a competent and fun title, but one without any “must play” hooks.
IMPLANTgames (Jun 22, 2009)
Overall, Power Drive Rally is a satisfying experience. The difficulty can be extreme at times, but leaves you satisfied when it’s all said and done. The 34 race events will keep you busy for many hours. The graphics are sharp and detailed, and feature some slick transparency effects. In a sea of average Jaguar games, Power Drive Rally sticks out above the rest.
The Atari Times (Jun 05, 2001)
There was a lot of buzz about this game before it's release. Many said it was a fun game with nice graphics. And that about sums up Power Drive Rally. Race against your opponent to continue to the next race. Upgrade and fix your car after a race. Turn on your headlights! Spin, slip, and slide your way across the finish line. A fun 16-bit port that won't knock your socks off, but it's still fun to play.
Game Players (Oct, 1995)
All the other important elements are handled nicely, including graphics and sound, although the action is a bit on the slow side. Power Drive Rally does offer 30 different tracks, varied weather conditions and multiple cars to choose from.
Video Games (Dec, 1995)
“Macht vollen Gebrauch von den Möglichkeiten der fortschrittlichen Jaguar-Konsole“ sagt die Packung. Daß ich nicht lache! Power Drive Rally ist zwar liebevoll gestaltet und enthält feine Details, für den Sprung von 16 auf 64Bit sind mir die Unterschiede aber definitiv zu gering. Wie der Vorgänger ist auch die Jaguar-Version was für Könner. Die Kisten sind schwierig zu manövrieren und wer Bestzeiten hinlegen will, muß eifrig trainieren (Frust garantiert). An sich ist Power Drive Rally ein nettes Spiel, allerdings von Machart und Spielprinzip her völlig veraltet. Wer soll sich nach einem Vergleich mit Sega Rally oder Ridge Racer noch für sowas interessieren?
ST Format (Apr, 1996)
It looks lovely. Gritty dirt and asphalt tracks, leafy country hedgerows and old red telephone boxes. Maybe all isn't lost. That illusion dissipates as you begin to play a slow-moving, stop-start game involving nothing more than a few laps of a series of featureless courses against single, or even no, opponents. Even though it's a rally, deviating from the road (to cut a corner over a grassy verge, say) results in you coming to a crunching stop. Corners arrive with such little warning that you can play the game almost as effectively solely by listening to your co-driver's shouts of "Hairpin left" and so on. There's a kind of honeymoon period in Powerdrive Rally where you lose on each new track every time you reach one, but having learned its layout you get one track further next game. However, soon you realise that there's very little to be found in the later courses that makes it worth the effort to reach them, and go round your mate's house for another game of Sega Rally.
GamePro (US) (Sep, 1995)
Jaguar owners will be disappointed if they're looking for a racing game to rival Daytona and Ridge Racer. Without any power or graphical wizardry, this game doesn't rally to the occasion.