MSX - Road Fighter
All right, more reviews by yours truly, Snowdeath! This will be a small review, since the game is small, and it's based on the console, MSX. It's a very simple racing game that could be very fun, based on your preferences, of course. Basically, this game is all about racing to the end, with seemingly unlimited cars you can pass. I only have one real advice... Avoid the purple cars, they literally change lanes to yours and it's severely annoying!
The graphics and the smoothness of it for the MSX generation made me decide to give it a good score, since it was perfectly pixelated and it ran smoothly in all the times I was playing this game. Not even once it glitched up or lagged in-game when I played it, which is great.
I'm completely sure this game has sound while you're racing, or at least sound effects, but like usual, I'm deaf, so I left this rating blank. Sorry! Also, if you really want to get a rating for sounds, you should refer to IGN or some other reviewing sources, because if I rated the sound, I would rate it 0, haha.
Addictiveness? This game brings addictiveness on a whole new level for the MSX generation, because if you're a racing addict, I can gurantee you'll be racing for hours on this game, until you finish the game or rage-quit. It's very addicting! Most simple MSX games are addicting, like this one, because all you have to do is either race or get points, and each time you lose, you look at the high scores, you get the precious feeling of trying to beat THAT high score, and each time you beat it, it's totally worth it, because it brings pride.
The story on it is near to none, but there is techinally a story, because you do need to race to the end to win, and that's basically a very lame story, but all the spotlight is on the racing part. In all cases, it is a very typical story of race and win.
The depth is moderate, since it is hard, and the game offers a lot for a racer, and it also presents a good challenge, and you practically have to know the course and practice a lot to end the game, and the controls are easy once you learn how to control the car, and you'll quickly get the hang of it.
The difficulty is great, it presents a good challenge for everyone to enjoy the game and bask in its spotlight, which is racing to the end. It's completely fun for a MSX game and you can go for a long while and even repeat it. It's that good. Of course, you'll need a first-hand experience to actually experience how hard it can be! Oh, I almost forgot to mention, there's a gas option on the car, and when you run out of gas, it's completely game over for you, which sucks, so don't bump into cars and DO NOT run into walls either, as that'll explode your car, and make you lose gas. If I have any advice too, I'd tell you to get the heart icons, which increases your gas amount. Get them all!
Overall, I rated it 8.9 because it is a great MSX game to get a first-hand experience on it, but of course, it's all based on my opinion. If you play it, you'll have a experience of what racing games were like back in the day, and that's too sweet of a offer to pass up.
Ah, yes, the end of the review... This is typed by yours truly, Snowdeath, a red spambot, and all that. Enjoy gaming!
Graphics 9 Addictive 9 Depth 6 Story 2 Difficulty 8
Road Fighter Description: A top view racing game. You have to reach the finish line before time runs out. Don't crash into the wall, cars or trucks. Because if you do you will lose gasoline. You can get additional gasoline by picking up fuel items. Especially avoid the purple cars, they do change lanes! And remember... oil makes road slippery...