STORY / GAMEPLAY
Ok, this is a racing game with minor action features so, as every one would expect, the story is quite simple. Driving an exotic sports-car, the almighty Ferrari F40, you travel across America to find evidence that will uncover a group of corrupted police officers involved in grand theft auto business! During the race (or should I say "chase") there are many forks to follow, indicating with arrows at the top of the screen which route is quicker for you. Be careful though because any high-speed collision may cause the car to explode! (No worries! You have an infinite supply of F40s!) Actually, your only real problem is to lose valuable time. There are also lots of road blocks to cope with and you must watch for the police cruisers (namely, the "legal" ones) and stay out of their way (every time you hear sirens closing in!).
GRAPHICS / SOUND
The CPC+ (and GX4000) version offers nice graphics and sound. But I would expect better things here, to be honest, due to the advanced CPC+ graphics hardware! The F40 is nicely drawn and the sprite animation is smooth. The backdrops of the game are more colorful (check the smooth color-gradient in the sky) compared to other 8bit versions, due to the enhanced graphics hardware (4096 colors palette and 32 colors on-screen possible). The sound is adequate, having a "catchy" in-game music but minimal sound effects (i.e. the F40 explosion when it crashes etc). The intro music is wonderful though, featuring a fully digitized rock-style track (which differs from the other 8bit platforms).