Maximum Overdrive

• Publisher: T.T.D.
• Developer:
As above
Release Date: 1995
Code: Holger Höller,
...Martin Hoffmann,
...Fabian Wenzel

GFX: Unknown
Music: Holger Höller,
...Martin Hoffmann

ZZAP64 Game Rating: n/a
Our Game Rating: 64%




> MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE by Techno Tribal Designs

• Completed & 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 too tame.

The 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.

The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I used a cheat that allowed me to jump to the end of the game.

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.


  • Neil: The graphics are great throughout - and the end pic is very nice. It just lacks a bit of sparkle. 3/10.
  • Vinny: Phew! I'm glad I've never played this one! Though I do like the ending picture and tune. 5/10 from me.
  • Andrew Fisher: A picture and a tune is better than a lot of endings, but still not that great.
  • Andy Vaisey: Better than 'just text', but only barely...
  • Gaz Spence: This game seems a little unfinished and you kind a imagine the originally it was intended to have opponents in there. The ending is your typical race game conclusion with a trophy etc but very little originality overall.

FINAL SAY: I wasn't too thrilled with this one.

G.E. RATING: 4 / 10

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