Title Skidmarks Game Type Driving Company Acid Software Players 1-8 (on AGA) Compatibility All Submission Brian Salisbury This Amiga Report review appears here by courtesy of Jason Compton Review BRIEF DESCRIPTION This is a one or two player game where you race around different off-road tracks. Kind of like super off-road. AUTHOR/COMPANY INFORMATION Acid Software. LIST PRICE around 33 U.S dollars SPECIAL HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS HARDWARE Should work on all Amiga's, the more memory the better. SOFTWARE None. COPY PROTECTION On disk copy protection for the 2 track disks and AGA car disk. None for the program disk. MACHINE USED FOR TESTING Amiga 1200 with 2megs of Chip Ram INSTALLATION This game can be played straight from floppies, or you can install the game disk on your hard drive. For better or worse the 2 track disks it comes with cannot be installed. Oh well. REVIEW Why is the game called SkidMarks? Well, let me tell you. As you race around the track all the cars and tracks leave, you guessed it Skid marks! It's fun taking a nice clean track and totally destroying it! If you race the same track again, the skid marks stay. After your fun one that track, time to mess up the next one! This is a fun one or two player off road driving game. The 2nd player can use the 2nd joystick or a null modem or the modem. The game even comes with it's own phonebook! First thing you do is choose your car type and color, and the computers car type and color if you which. I could only choose 2 different car types due to memory restraints which is no big deal. You then choose the difficulty level. Higher difficulty equals faster cars, which equals more work on control. Then you choose the type of race. Practice, in which you choose any track a race by yourself. Match race, this one you race against the 3 computer controlled cars. The final race option, you race all the tracks and the vehicle with the best time wins. The car control is quite easy to understand. Push forward on your joystick or the fire button to accelerate, left and right to steer, and backward to go backward, and brake. The cars are very well animated. Raytraced using 800 frames for each car! The track scrolling is very smooth. The track graphics are large and well done. The game comes with 2 track disk, each disk having 6 tracks to race on, they vary from dirt, pavement, and snow. DOCUMENTATION I would have liked better docs, explaining the differences between the vehicles. LIKES AND DISLIKES All in all this is a very well done game, I like the graphics and sound, and the different sounds the tire makes on the different tracks. And of course, the cool skidmarks. What I didn't like was the rather sparse manual, but thats no big thing. COMPARISON TO OTHER SIMILAR PRODUCTS This game is similar to Super Off-Road. but much better. BUGS For all of us in the U.S. boot in pal VENDOR SUPPORT I've had no reason to contact Acid Software. CONCLUSIONS This is a nice game to add to your collection. I recommend buying it. I think the user interface could use a bit more polishing as well. The manual mentions the possibility of a full blown AGA version. For those of us that own an AGA machine, to wait for an uncertain release, or buy it now and get the AGA version if and when it comes out. Decisions, decisions.