Combine one part Crazy Taxi and one part Driver, and you've got a good idea what this new Runabout sequel from Climax is all about. (Other games in the series include the original PlayStation game, released here as Felony 11-79. and Runabout 2, also for the PS and due next month from Hot-B. Got all that?)
After choosing your car and mission (the one we tried had you find and disarm six bombs around San Francisco), it's the same drive anywhere-style gameplay as the previous games, just with beefed-up graphics courtesy of the DC. You earn money for smashing up other cars, busses, and just generally causing mayhem, but be careful--damage to your vehicle makes it harder to drive, and if you bust it up too bad it's game over.
The version we played looked great but with slightly sluggish controls--making it hard to turn and accelerate after collisions--but we'll reserve judgement until after Super Runabout is released May 25 in Japan.
Download Super Runabout
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP