Title Highway Patrol II Game Type Driving Company UBI Soft Players 1 HD Installable No Compatibility Not AGA Amigas, A600 with degrader Submission Joachim Froholt Profiled Reviewer Review Cops are cool (at least computerized cops). So are fast cars. You would think that if a game took these two ingredients and mixed them, it would be a really cool game. So would I. Highway Patrol II put you behind the steering wheel of a squad car (a Dodge or something), and your mission is to seek out dangerous criminals and arrest them. Cool! Uh, well. Not really. I'll explain why, but first I'll quickly go through the basics of the game. The game is viewed from behind the steering wheel (like in Test Drive). You drive around a landscape with plenty of roads (but not much else). A compass tells you where you're going and where (approximately) the car you're hunting is. You can ignore the roads and head for it in a straight line if you want to, but driving off road will eventually destroy your tyres. If this happens or you crash too many times, it is game over. Well, what's wrong with Highway Patrol II, then? First of all, the car feels very wrong. The steering is complicated and very slow. A mouse control option would have rectified this, but there's no such option included in this game. Also, the speed seems terribly wrong. If you drive slow enough to actually stay in the road, it feels as if you're riding a tricycle. Gradually, you'll get bored and speed up. And then you'll end up outside the road. Secondly, this game is not very varied. There is not much to look at along the roads and all the cars look the same (except the criminal's car - but the only difference between it and the other cars is the colour). All the missions are the same : locate a bad guy, turn on the siren and shoot at him until he gives up. Very boring. Thirdly, the road design is poor. The computer cars drive off the track in the crossroads, because they can't make the turns. My final point is the crappy computer drivers. They are blind! They totally ignore you, and don't even brake down to avoid crashing into you. Add some average graphics and quite lousy sound effects, and you get a game which isn't worth mentioning again. So, I won't.