Friday, April 15, 2016

Buggy Boy


Like a great selection of games from the mid/late 80s, Buggy Boy was free with our wise purchase and is something that I have such fond memories. It's a great racer that places us in a speed buggy to race through five courses littered with stupid hazards all in the name of grabbing flags and ultimately winning. Uncomplicated and awesome fun.

Buggy Boy is predominantly geared towards fun and silly arcade thrills rather than anything close to technical realism. This is great by me because Buggy Boy hits the nail on the head and is a fantastic arcade conversion, probably the best there is. The graphics are so colourful and instantly inspire joy with their cutesy cartoon styles. Sound effects are a strange mix of beeps and all are instantly memorable to suit the game perfectly.

Buggy Boy is a no-frills, arcade racer which doesn't take itself seriously at all - it's simple and extremely enjoyable.

LINKS

 - Floppy disk images are available via Old Games Finder.
 - D-Bug has patched Buggy Boy to run off a hard drive and also has a great menu!
 - An adapted version 8BitChip supports faster computers and hard drive installation.

There are a million Buggy Boy videos on YouTube so I thought I'd make one a little different - just for a laugh!! Both 8BitChip and D-Bug have patched Buggy Boy to support faster computers so the recording (above) tries to emulate how it zany it plays using my own 16MHz Mega STe. (the video is a pseudo Mega STe which I setup using Hatari emulator to help demonstrate the difference).

However, if you prefer to watch an authentic video then check this out by Wasabim.