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Amiga
GREMLIN

Motor massacre The holocaust has come and your Renault 5 has mutated into an armour clad jollopy. Mad Max… Motor Massacre. It is more than just alliteration we are dealing with here.

The game itself is split into two distinct sections. First off you have to roam the ravaged remains of the last city in the world looking for a likely place to stop off and pick up some necessary bits and pieces, these are indicated by big red arrows. Drive in and get out of your car and you go into an inferior Gauntlet-esque section. The best part of the game is going into the garage to spend your hard earned tokens. From the same team that brought you Technocop.

CU Amiga, September 1988, p.60
66%


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Gremlin, C64 £9.95 cassette, £14.95 disk; Amiga £24.95
Motor massacre After the holocaust, black market production of a disgusting but highly addictive food substitute is causing people to riot everywhere – they want more.

When word reaches that the black marketers are heading your way (towards the only city that remains untouched), it is out with the ATV (Armoured Transport Vehicle) for several levels of alternate driving and walking. Your objective is simple: push everyone else off the road and blast everybody else off the streets.

Zzap, Issue 48, April 1989, p.74

Gordo What a disappointment! Everything about this looks tacky – incredibly slow multiload, messy scrolling, blocky graphics, pathetic music and sound effects. If you can find any enjoyable gameplay, you’re welcome to it; I did find it reasonable for the first two minutes, but then I woke up. The only improvement about the Amiga version is the better loading. Avoid.

Kati Aargh! Street Machine meets Miami Vice and turns out worse than both. The scrolling’s jerky and the car looks as though it’s going uphill when it travels vertically, because it only goes half as fast as when driving left to right. It looks as if the programmers have gone out of their way to design a special multiload because there just doesn’t seem to be enough data involved to fill an ordinary one. The gameplay isn’t exactly scintillating, either – just a case of getting in a car and blowing other drivers up, and then getting out of a car and shooting people. Not my idea of a loadafun.

a m i g a
Well, folks, we’ve seen the Amiga version (that’s the Amiga screenshot you can see) and the gameplay is just the same. The graphics work a lot better but the sound still leaves a lot to be desired. Overall, we’d give it a rating of 35%.
u p d a t e

PRESENTATION 39%
Messy loading screen, silly instructions and pointless multiload. Load/save option during car sequence.
GRAPHICS 35%
Jerky scrolling and blocky graphics, which slow down drastically when moving up or down the screen.
SOUND 23%
Tuneless title music perfectly complements the uninteresting spot effects.
HOOKABILITY 45%
The presentation and multiload do a lot to put you off.
LASTABILITY 20%
Play this once and you’re unlikely to want to again.
OVERALL
28%
A bland race and shoot game best avoided.