ARE you one of those people whose idea of day out with the lads is to go to Blackpool, spend half the day in half the pubs in town, eat three portions of chicken vindaloo at the takeaway and then go on the roller coaster for a bit of laugh?
Well now you can relive those fun-filled days with Roller Coaster Rumbler. You get all of the excitement with none of the mess down the neck of the mate in front.
Rumbler is rather like a drunken nightmare version of the seaside ride. It features obstacles, flying saucers, targets and lots and lots of shooting.
The basic premise of this 3D filled-
Speed also increases after you heave up the hills and race down the slopes. This builds up to quite an exhilarating rate of knots, but can be pegged back down to that minimum by using the spacebar as a brake - a good idea as you certainly don't have time to shoot everything at the fastest speeds.
In the air you can spot flying things and can blow them away for more points. Equally, any poor unfortunate driving around on the ground as you pass is fair game for annihilation.
An extra dimension is added if there is a second player. Another gunsight is provided and he gets to shoot at the same things you are shooting at. I would have liked to have seen a split display and players chasing each other around but then you can't have everything.
Something you do get is a sort of free blast. Using all the 3D routines, Tynesoft has patched in a kind of Starglider 2 variant where you fly around aimlessly shooting other craft. Fine as a demo, but this hardly qualifies as a game.
Once you have been round the circuit a few times, enjoyed the sensation of blowing things up, felt mildly ill at the heaving, there really isn't anything else to do. Though quite pretty and mildly impressive from a technical point of view, I'm afraid that Roller Coaster Rumbler has as much depth as a puddle.