Buggy Boy

Publisher: Encore
Machine: Spectrum 48K/128K/+2

Published in Computer & Video Games #100

Buggy Boy

Three! Two! One! Yer off!

The second Encore release this month is the conversion of the classic Tatsumi off-road racing game. Jump into a dune buggy and tackle any of the five available tracks, each one split into a number of stages, the object being to complete the course within the limited time given.

Buggy Boy is still one of the best drivers available on computer, certainly a lot better than the Out Runs of this world, and now it's a damn sight less expensive too.

Buggy Boy

The Spectrum version is a bit of a let-down, but even this is a bundle of fun and, at the price, there's no reason for anyone not to buy this classic.


Again, there aren't many racing games on the Amstrad to match the quality of Buggy Boy - as soon as you have the dosh, buy it.


Arguably the best of its kind; some may even say it's more playable than the coin-op! Loadsa colour and tons of addictiveness - and it's outrageously cheap, too!


It's a bit slow and jerky, but the buggy sprite is huge and colourful and there's more than enough of a challenge to outweigh the game's bad points.