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Game #1812
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Power Drift    View all Top Dogs in this genreCollection: Unconventional Sports
Sport   Racing

Rating: 8.57 (7 votes)

Power Drift box cover

Power Drift screenshot
Power Drift should be familiar to those of you who owned a C64/Amiga or played arcade games in the late 1980s. For those of you who didn't, then I think one can safely say that it inspired one of the more recent Amiga racing games, Street Racer. The game is played over five different courses with five different circuits in each. At the start of the game, you can choose any course and one of twelve drivers to burn rubber in your off-road buggy. In each race, you must fend off the other eleven drivers and finish in the top three to advance to the next circuit. The buggy itself can take a pounding, only spinning out of control if you collide head-on with a sign, tree, post or another car. Finish a course and you can take your pick of where to race next and even change drivers if you feel the urge. Complete all the courses and win the championship trophy. If you bomb out on any stage, you get the luxury of five continues.

The graphics are nicely detailed and whizz past you at a frenetic pace when in top gear. The layered effect is apparent, although much less effective than the original arcade version. Occasionally, as a result, one can get disorientated and the road can be hard to find in a hurry. For seasoned players, this will pose no problem. Novices may be frustrated. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Unknown
Developer: SEGA
Publisher: Activision
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: SEGA
Theme:  
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: STUN Runner, Powerdrome, Pyrotechnica

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