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Automania Reviews (ZX Spectrum)

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Crash! (Aug, 1984)
Automania has some of the best animation and realistic graphics that I have ever seen. All the graphics are large and colourful, and needless to say they move smoothly. There is much more to this game than just building a car — it’s a race against time — a very fast ticking clock. Colour and sound is well used with a continuous ‘manic’ style tune throughout, which may be stopped if it drives you mad. The best game that Mikrogen have ever produced and worth buying.
Your Spectrum (Nov, 1984)
The theme's original (although jumping over moving objects and climbing ladders certainly isn't!) and graphics, colour and speed are all used to good advantage The presentation and execution of the game are excellent.
Should be a winner, and well worth the money if you are a games player.
Sinclair User (Oct, 1984)
The graphics are bold and colourful and Wally responds well to the controls, though he strolls along at a leisurely pace to make jumping more hazardous. There is a full demo mode, high score facility and timer. Mikro-Gen also offer a £100 prize for the month's highest score. Although the alternative title on the insert is 'Manic Mechanic', this program, whilst difficult and well-made, does not have the range of screens of Miner Willy's nightmare world and loses out by inviting comparisons.