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Game #2789
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Highway Patrol II    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Action   Driving

Rating: 7.76 (17 votes)

Highway Patrol II box cover

Highway Patrol II screenshot

Highway Patrol II is a little-known racing game from Microids that boasts some innovative concepts that are sadly lost in lackluster implementation. As the title suggests, you play a highway patrol officer in a nondescript town somewhere in the US' desert lands. Your job: shoot gangsters that are robbing gas stations in your area. One interesting innovation is the radar screen that displays your relative position to the gangsters, as well as the police siren you can use as a scare tactic. The number of gas stations robbed is displayed at the top of the screen, and this has a negative correlation with your score (i.e. the more stations robbed, the lower your score).

When it comes down to the actual gameplay, though, Highway Patrol II is simply not an interesting game. Among the offenders [no pun intended] are boring graphics (sands and sands as far as the eye can see...), sparse enemies, and repetitive gameplay that consists of chasing the bad guys level after level to shoot their cars. Good for a few minutes' worth of diversion, before you get bored and go back to Quarantine.



Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Unknown
Developer: Microids
Publisher: Microids
Year: 1990
Software Copyright: Microids
Theme: Organized Forces, Western
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Moonshine Racers, Quarantine, Street Rod 2

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