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Atari’s birdseye view driving game turned out to be less enjoyable than I was expecting.

The top down view is okay and the general idea isn’t that bad; to chase after and capture the crims.

The problem, unfortunately, is in the controls.  You don’t actually directly control the car itself.  Instead you use the steering wheel to move a pointer a little way ahead of the car, which the car then continually drives toward.

I found this made for too much oversteer and made the driving experience too much like driving on ice.  Top down racers tend to be a bit skatey anyway due to the perspective, this just made poor controls worse.


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