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Vroom

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Released: 1992

Genre: Racing

Format reviewed: Amiga 500

Publisher: Lankhor

Developer: Lankhor

Submitted by: Ash H

Back in the early nineties on the amiga you were spoiled for choice for racing games. With the likes of the Lotus series, various Formula one games and Super Hang-On, what else could you possibly want?

Vroom is another formula one racer with plenty of options to customise your game. Starting with joystick or mouse control, the amount of laps you would like, manual or automatic gears and if you would like a chum to join in by linking two computers, just like Lotus 2. The only downside is there are only six tracks to choose from, where most formula one games would have sixteen or seventeen.

Onto the game itself and on the start grid everything looks fine, no spectacular graphics but decent enough with plenty of detail. The lights change and you're off and you soon notice the sensation of speed. Vroom is very fast indeed, but this doesn't make it unplayable in any way, controls are very responsive. The sound isn't bad either, you soon hear a car coming up behind you if you don't see him in your mirrors.

As said there are plenty of options. You can have a mini grand prix, there are still points to be won and lap times to bring down. A very good cross between Lotus 2 and Formula One Grand Prix which can't be bad. Did I mention how fast this game is?