Super Speed is nice little top-down racer that pays homage to Indy 500, an old arcade racing game. Like its spiritual predecessor, Super Speed allows up to four players to race around a curvy track. Though the graphics aren't as sharp as the original, it nonetheless looks pretty close to it, and includes all the familiar components such as the maps and the way the car handles. You collect wrenches that can be traded in at the garage for adding traction, top speed, or acceleration. |
Played from the same top-down perspective, tracks have hazards such as oil slicks, dirt mounds, puddles of water and also errant tornadoes. Slamming into the other cars and sides of the track constantly will eventually result in a wreck... But not to worry, as the familiar helicopter will swoop on by and get you going on your way.
The game was released as shareware, with six additional tracks included in the full version. Overall, Super Speed is a fun, albeit simple racing game well worth a look. It may not be the next Micro Machines, but for a few minutes of good ol' racing fun with friends, Super Speed is more than adequate.
Reviewed by: Underdogs