Title Speed Buggy (Buggy Boy in the UK) (Third Review) Game Type Driving Publisher Taito/Elite Players 1 Compatibility All Amigas HD Installable Available (not Buggy Boy) Submission Shane Armstrong Review This game is old, one of the very first I played on the Amiga, it is of course a racing game whereby you drive your little buggy along a variety of tracks, however this game incorporated a few extra things to make it just that little bit different. Instead of racing other cars as was the norm at the time, you raced against the clock while avoiding the many obstacles that littered your path, these included fences mainly, but also rock clusters etc. that either slowed your buggy to a stop or crashed it beyond recognition! You were soon put back on the track though so it never got too annoying. Along the way you also had to collect time bonuses so that you had a bit of extra breathing space, these bonuses were often placed in precarious positions (e.g. directly in front of a large rock) whereby extra driving skill was required if you were to get them. Also on the tracks were ramps that although were great fun to jump off, and were accompanied by a pleasing ringing noise, also let you reach areas you wouldn't normally be able to. The games graphics were nothing to shout about at the time, let alone these days, but were bright and coulourful enough to keep any gamer happy, the sound was great, although very simple, very catchy tunes and some quite crazy sound effects! The game was easy, even by my meagre standards! But I liked that, you never got stuck on the 3rd or 4th track, it let you get very far into the game before proving too difficult, and once you have been playing a game that long its replay value is increased, as even when it gets hard you want to carry on and see if you can beat it. It helped you with its many bonuses like extra time and speed-ups, but the tracks were very carefully constructed to give you a better playing experience. This game brings back some great memories of when games were fun, it didn't care what it looked like, it just wanted you to have a good game, and that you did, Buggy Boy will always be one of my all time favourite games and I seriously recommend you getting it out, just one more time.