Zippy Race


Review by Tony Bueno



Graphics: 4

Sound: 4

Gameplay: 6

Overall: 5

Not a great game, but rather a cute diversion, Zippy Race does provide a nice challenge and has a cool nostalgic feel.

zippyrace1ps1.png (4411 bytes)As a lone motorcyclist in a car race, your object here is simply to reach your destination city. Each race starts out with an overhead view in which the player must dodge incessantly swerving cars and also must be careful not to move too fast, as twists in the road may cause a crash as well. There are two types of overhead view; streets and desert.

The desert is far more difficult, as rocks and ditches with narrow bridges are in great abundance. After each overhead view, right before the destination city is reached, comes a standard Pole Position-type behind view, in which oncoming cars must be dodged. This portion is very easy and seems to be merely a graphical reward depicting the city you're going to, as it shows Las Vegas' casinos, St. Louis' arch, New York's Statue of Liberty, etc. before you move on to the next race. Interestingly, the number of lives one receives is not pre set, rather a fuel meter is used instead. Each time the player crashes, a small amount of fuel is lost.

There are chances to make this up, however, as small canisters of fuel are scattered around each track. Zippy Race is an average entry among classic racing games.


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Last updated: Sunday, October 16, 2005 04:13 PM