Motor Massacre
Copyright/Publisher: Gremlin Graphics, Programmed By: Darren Schebek,
Concept By: Chris Gray, Graphics By: Tony Lee, Conversion By: Distinctive Software,
Release Year: 1989, Genre: Weird Sports, Number Of Players: 1

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

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.

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 travles 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 may idea of a loadafun.


Messy loading screen, silly instructions and pointless multiload. Load/save option during car sequence.
Jerky scrolling and blocky graphics, which slow down drastically when moving up or down the screen.
Tuneless title music perfectly compliments the uninteresting spot effects.
The presentation and multiload do a lot to put you off.
Play this once and you're unlikely to want to again.
A bland race and shoot game best avoided.