& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Autoduel is a classic RPG by Origin, which is based
on the Car Wars board games by Steve Jackson. It's set
in the future in a chaotic world where law and order has
broken down. Gangs of villains patrol the highways
looting and killing others in order to survive. Mr. Big
is the guy at the top of the evil hierarchy and it's
your job to build a good enough reputation to be able to
bring him down. You can battle in arenas to gain cash
and enhance you reputation, or drive between cities and
battle with the punks that try to ambush you. You can
gamble your money away, buy weapons and car parts or
complete courier missions for cash. It's up to you how
you progress through the game, but you will need to keep
the cash coming in to repair your vehicles in order to
survive the many battles ahead.
Graphically the game is
not much to look at and it plays quite slowly and
sluggishly. This is what you would expect from an Origin
game as the main emphasis is on a deep and rewarding RPG
experience, and as expected this game is another
played this game for quite some time and enjoyed every
minute. Definitely one you should check out...
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HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I followed some tips online and worked my way through
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
Eventually you will be thrown a lead as to where Mr.
Big's gang is operating. You have to pose as a courier
and collect some illegal brain tapes from his
headquarters, but deliver them to the FBI instead of the
intended target. The FBI thank you for delivering the
package and say that this is the break they have been
waiting for. With this evidence they can now put Mr. Big
behind [Mars] bars for a long time. A picture of the
following days newspaper is displayed, which shows Mr.
Big being put away. A small picture shows him being
arrested and the story explains how he was caught and
what happened to his gang. A final page of text is shown
which congratulates you on completing Autoduel. The
producers encourage you to try out more similar Origin
titles or to continue playing the game with your current
driver. A final message of thanks from Origin is
displayed at the bottom of the screen.