Super Scramble Simulator
Copyright/Publisher: Gremlin Graphics Software Ltd/Magnetic Fields,
Programmed by: Shaun Southern, Graphics by: Andrew Morris,
Release Year: 1989, Genre: Motorcycle Sports, Number Of Players: 1 or 2

Now, haven't we seen this before, in the shape of a novel little budget game called Kikstart? No we haven't we've just seen something similar, but a lot more basic. Super Scramble Simulator (try saying that after a bottle of Jack Daniels) allows you to ride a scrambler (a specially adapted bike that allows you to ride on offroad terrain) over a variety of coarses.

Obstacles you encounter include Volkswagon Beetles, logs, hills and walls that have to be driven around.

This all seems like jolly good fun until you realise just how precise you have to be. You have to be in the right gear for the right obstacles, be at the right speed, have the right wheel in the right position and to top it all you're up against a really tight time limit.

I enjoyed SSS on certain other formats, but the 64 version lacks a certain pzazz. It plays well, but not quite well enough, some of the controls are sticky. Basically it's just not as good as it might have been. That said, the Amiga version looks hot. Look out for a review soon!


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