Sorry Folks, Blit I'm In A Bit Of a dilemma here. What can I tell you about Speed Haste that you don't already know? (Apart from the fact that it's a stupid name.) After all. the shareware version was on last month's cover cd... and it worked on 4 meg 486s. so you'll have experienced the thing even if you've got a less-than-ninja pc. See my predicament? What I have to do is work out a way in which I can involve you in this review on an interactive level... and the only way I can see my way round it is to host a multiple choice exam doofer. I'll ask the questions (naturally), and you simply have to go for a top score: the correct answers are at the bottom of the page. (Oh. and if you're in the 'Floppy Drive Only' minority or you're a new reader, you can play too. but you'll have to guess.)
The Speed Haste options screen is unlike any that's ever been seen before... all the choices have a completely new and original 'twist' to them.
A: Yes. I couldn't believe it - it's amazing!
B: Eh? It's just the usual championship, single race or practice stuff. But the wealth of multi-player options is good.
Only one car is available, and it's an Austin Maestro.
A: Don't be silly. You can choose either Nascars or FI cars - and there are six of each to choose from. Manual or automatic. The FI cars are easier than the Nascars. though.
B: Sounds okay to me, Maestros are cool!
The Speed Haste automobiles, whether you're playing in FI mode or Nascar mode, handle unrealistically.
A: Oh, come on... they may be a tad iffy, but at least you can put them sideways and stuff. Especially the stock cars.
B: You kid not. They're all on rails.
The opponents' AI is top notch.
A: So how come they kept driving into the back of me? B: It's sufficient for arcade frolics. Lighten up.
The eight tracks are superbly detailed, and the sense of speed is phenomenal, whether you use the in-car view or either of the Ridge Racer behind views.
A: Whoah! How about it looks okayish... and also that the sense of speed isn't particularly amazing whatever viewpoint you adopt.
B: What do you mean, eight tracks? There are only two. And your speed never seems to get above 20 mph. The graphics, however, are superb at times.
Speed Haste will keep you gripped for months. It's hyper addictive, and new challenges appear all the time.
A: Are you taking the piss or what?
B: I assume you're joking. Still, it's way better than Virtual Kurts, eh?
At just under 30 quid. Speed Haste is the best value game in the entire world.
A: The shareware version was pretty good value. I'll admit, but...
B: 30 quid would get me pissed for an entire weekend...
C: I own a 486 with 4 megs of ram. I need all the games I can get. I welcome Speed Haste with open arms... even if I do have to lose some of the not-overly-impressive-in-the-first-place visuals.
(1) B; (2) A; (3) A; (4) A and B; (5) A: (6) B; (7) A. B and C.
Yeah okay, so I admit there was more than one answer to some of the questions, but we like to keep you on your toes.
Download Speed Haste
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP