- Reviewed Sept 2002
Reviewed by Lee, Paul and Lee T
GAME PLAY :Up n Down is an arcade conversion by US Gold
of the Sega arcade game. The player controls a VW buggy that scrolls
across a landscape up and down hills. Buggy must collect all the
relevant flags on each level shown at the top of the screen. The buggy
is installed with a jumping ability so it can jump nasty cars that come
the wrong way down the hills that the player must cross. The player can
also jump and change lanes-This is needed on later levels where it is
possible to crash into broken highways.
Paul:"Well, this is a
curious little game. I'm sure the arcade version didn't set the world on
fire, which makes it a little odd that it was converted, but it's very
jolly indeed and very good fun. "Up 'N'
Down" is very colourful, and has a nice bouncy tune, which makes it
instantly attractive. The only downside is that it is very repetitive in
the long run, but always a laugh if you just pick it up and play it for
a short while. It's actually a bit like a pseudo 3D version of Rally X,
although not as good as that classic. I enjoyed it when it first came
out, I enjoy it now, and I would recommend anyone play it, just don't
expect to put it at the top of your all-time favorites list."
Lee T:"Don't be put off by the
2600 style Graphics - Up'n'Down is a simplistic yet addictive game, and
is often forgotten in the history books of gaming! Personally I play it
like my politics - Stick to the left!! Its an fairly original game idea,
and is guaranteed to get the player addicted AND frustrated! The major
gripe is that when you lose a life, you go back to the start, which is
not very good when you have made a lot of progress through a level.
Ignore the rather beepy sound, as you will be concentrating on the game,
anyway. Whilst it has aged a bit, Up'n'Down is still an enjoyable waste
of a few hours. Far from a classic, though very enjoyable."
Lee:"Hey! this is cool!
Playing like a 3D version of great arcade game Burning Rubber, UnD is a
fun little diversion. Jumping around, bouncing on top of cars,
flags along with a twee tune and lovely graphics is my idea of a good
time. US Gold made some pretty grotty games and most of them were arcade
was one of the better ones. Funny enough I have never played the
original so I cannot comment on how good a conversion is, but who cares
when its this good. Bouncing VW cars? Lovely!"
If only driving was this fun
You can play this game in your emulator on your PC - Check out the links
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