48k cassette only £2.99
A budget release from Red Rat which is primarily a 2-player race
game. A winding river forms the backdrop, twisting and turning in
every direction, and the players must compete for sunken treasure
which must then be safely deposited in their respective banks.
Staying on course is the main problem, especially when you give the
boat a touch of throttle. It's like hitting the turbo-boost on a
Knight Rider 'Kit' car and the boat responds instantly by careering
headlong out of control. Fortunately, ramps can be used to negotiate
the river banks. A handy item these!!
Various dirty tricks can be used to hinder your opponent, such as
laying mines for them to crash into or stealing their money by
colliding with their boat — anything goes really.
The game features a split screen view and the graphics are
reasonably well done apart from the boats themselves, which are
primitive PMG's without any elaborate shape or form.
Nothing earth-shattering about this one, but it's worth it's place
in the budget market.