& Reviewed by Neil Collins
Maximum Overdrive is a overhead view driving game.
It's quite smooth and has decent graphics, but it's
quite boring. There are no opponents to race, and the
controls are a bit awkward. It's all against the clock
and will take a lot of practice to master. There are
upgrades to buy to improve your car, but it's all a bit
name doesn't suit this game at all. It should be called
'Sunday Driver' or 'Grandma goes for a spin'. It's not
the greatest race game out there, which is a shame as it
seems very well programmed.
All in all, it feels more a like a simulation than an
arcade race game. It could have been a classic if it had
more action in it.
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I used a cheat that allowed me to jump to the end of the
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
At the very end of the game you get to see a picture of
a trophy with 'You got it' written on the base, with a
picture of the winning car and runner up beside it. A
small message is also shown which reads 'CONGRATULATIONS!
YOU FINISHED MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE'. The game then ends.