Hit Pack #1
Copyright/Publisher: Zeppelin Games, Release Year: 1992,
Genre: Various, Number Of Players: 1 or 2

They say variety is the spice of life - or at least an excuse for throwing four unconnencted games onto a budget compilation!

Kenny Dalglish Football Manager
This one achieved the impossible and actually made me WANT to play on! Controlled using a crystal-clear icon system, Kenny Dalglish boasts one of the fastest running speeds I've ever seen.

The static graphics are ace, and the animated goal-mouth action is a real treat for the eyes (Not to my eyes, matey - Ed). Okay, so the routies get a little repetitive after a while, but you can always turn them off!

Kenny Dalglish Football Manager is everything you could wish for in a management sim. If you're like me and hate the genre, you could do a lot worse than give it a go - if this one doesn't grab you, nothing will.

93%

Rally Simulator
Ever entered your battered old Skoda in a Formula One Grand Prix? Rally Simulator is an excellent simulation of what would happen if you did! As soon as the light turns to green the computer-controlled cars leave you eating their exhaust fumes, and you've precious little chance of catching up again!

It wouldn't be so bad if this was the game's only fault - but it isn't, by a long chalk! The graphics are shoddy, the control dodgy, and the on-track arrows are as confusing as hell. To cap it all, if you drive into a computer car, you bounce back. If they drive into you, they just go straight through as if you weren't there! This game is just the pits, 'nuff said?

35%

Mountain Bike Racer
Hmmm, not bad... nothing outstanding, but by no means a disaster. It takes a while to work out what you're meant to be doing, (the instructions are no use at all), but polished graphics and animation, accurate control, and a well-thought-out skills curve make it very playable. It might get a bit repetitive after an hour or so, but it's fun while it lasts.

60%

Para Assault Course
Spanky graphics and a comprehensive options screen aren't enough to save Para Assault Course - if you've seen one waggler you've seen them all! Until you get the hang of it, the game is irritatingly difficult. The time limit is generous, but with such unforgiving obstacles it has to be!

Also, half way through each course there's an obstacle that ends the game if not completed first time, but by the time you get there your waggling arm is so tired you come a cropper anyway! There's a game in there somewhere, but fishing it out really isn't worth the effort.

50%


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RECOMMENDATION
I never thought I'd see a compilation that sold on a management sim! If you haven't got Kenny Dalglish, Hit Pack #1 is a worthy purchase. If you have, don't bother.
OVERALL 78%


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