Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Game of the Day - Buggy Boy
Whereas in other drivers, I find myself simply trying to qualify or to finish or to place or to get to the next race, Buggy Boy is designed as a point gathering harvest and plays very well.
You drive through any of the five different courses on a dune buggy. The steering controls are analog, so you can use many different inputs - I liked using my spinner the best. So you steer and have three buttons - accelerate, brake and gear shift. Again, the accelerate and brake were designed to be analog (pedals) so you can configure them any way you want on MAME (but who in the hell ever uses the brake on these games??????).
I don't review a lot of driving games, but Buggy Boy stands out for simple, straight-forward fun.