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Crazy Cars is a 1988 racing game developed and published by Titus France for all the major computer formats of the time, as well as the MSX and MS-DOS. It is the first game in the Crazy Cars franchise.
Why It Sucks
- For some reason, the scenery has ugly color combinations in the 16-bit versions, like green and blue, or orange and pink.
- There's no music in the game besides a terrible sampled rock tune in the Amiga and DOS versions.
- The Atari ST and DOS versions have very narrow roads, making it impossible to go around the other cars that come in your way.
- Similar to the C64 version of WEC Le Mans, you can sometimes get hit by cars from behind that you couldn't see coming, and there's no rearview mirror.
- The DOS version runs way too fast, even on the hardware of its time, and has the worst graphics of all the versions, being only presented in CGA, at a time when EGA graphics started to become more common in DOS games.
- The handling is terrible in the Atari ST and DOS versions. Because of that and the above issues, these versions are virtually unplayable.
- The cars in the 8-bit versions all have the same handling.
- The whole game feels rushed and unfinished, especially in the 8-bit versions, as the roads feel empty with cars occasionally passing by.
- The handling is pretty decent in the Amiga and 8-bit versions and gives a good sense of speed, especially the former version, as each car has different handling characteristics.
- The graphics are pretty decent in all versions, with the exception of the DOS version.
- The timer is very generous in the 8-bit versions.