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AmstradCPC

Wacky Races

Wacky Races
GenreArcade Racing
Developer / PublisherHi-Tec
Released1992
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:8.0
Sound:7.0
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byndial
Based on an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions, the game is a racer with arcade platform gene! Available on Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum.
 
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Wacky RacesThe game features 4 stages of racing and one stage of just controlling the fellow dog to collect items on time. All races are fun to play although a bit difficult as you progress that sometimes gets a bit frustrating... The game plays more like an arcade platform than a racing game! It reminded me Zool or even Robocod (on the Amiga and ST!). But overal, the gameplay is fun as already said! Your aim is to complete each course in a particular position, while your car (or whatever what it is!) is armed with a forward-shooting arrow to impale the opposition cars and any hostile obstacles found on your way (boulders,rabbits etc)

The game features colorful graphics and smooth sprite animation. I liked the 3 levels of parallax scrolling which is pretty smooth and impressive on the CPC! Well in order to achieve the beautiful graphics, the game's sound suffers! A few simplistic sfx are used while playing and that's all! A pitty...
 
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Amstrad CPC
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Hardware information

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128

Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128CPU: ZiLOG Z80 4MHZ
MEMORY: 64 KB or 128 KB of RAM depending on the model (capable of being expanded to 512k using memory extension boards)
GRAPHICS: Motorola 6845 address generator, Mode 0: 160x200 / 16 colors, Mode 1: 320x200 / 4 colors, Mode 2: 640x200 / 2 colors, A colour palette of 27 colors was supported
SOUND: The CPC used the General Instrument AY-3-8912 sound chip, providing 3 channels Mono Sound (via internal speaker) but capable to offer Stereo Sound provided through a 3.5 mm headphones jack (with pretty impressive outcome!). Also, it is possible to play back digital sound samples at a resolution of approximately 5bit. This technique is very processor-intensive though.
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The Amstrad CPC 464/664/6128 (default) color palette
RGB 27-colors palette (16 on screen)
 
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