Commodore User

Roland's Rat Race

Publisher: Ocean
Machine: Commodore 64

Published in Commodore User #21

Roland's Rat Race

Roland's Rat Race is the second game from Ocean starring TV AM's rodent superstar.

This time Roland is caught up in a frantic race in the sewers below North London as he struggles to find his way to the TV AM studios in time for his broadcast.

Roland's furry friends Errol and Kevin have been kidnapped and are being held captive by the nasties. It is essential that you secure their freedom before dashing off to the studios.

Roland's Rat Race

As you might imagine, there are several nasties down in those sewers and they all have one thing in common - they can't stand Roland Rat superstar.

Roland's only defence against the Wellington boots, slimy slugs, and other nasties is his tube of stic-o-matic glue which he can squirt at his enemies to temporarily immobilise them.

The key to cracking Roland's Rat Race is to work out a map of the huge underground complex. One of the sewers is blocked by a giant door.

Roland's Rat Race

To get past this you will need to find the various pieces of the door hidden throughout the sewer - and take them one by one to the door.

Once the door has been assembled you can then go searching for the key.

If this sounds a little too easy, you should also know that you have a limited energy supply and you can only carry one item at a time. Energy can be boosted by eating the apples and burgers that appear randomly.

Graphics and sound are excellent. In fact, the whole game is up to the high standards we have come to expect from Ocean programmers. A fun arcade adventure.