The Dukes of Hazzard
Genre Sport -> Racing
Today's Rank 8201
Date 2000-10-11
Date N/A
Publisher Ubisoft
North America Retail Box ArtRestoring some of that childhood magic, "them good ol' boys" are brought back to the screen in this entertaining adaptation of the classic television series The Dukes of Hazzard. The video intro to the game is the same as the opening credits to the series, so sets the scene perfectly.The Dukes of Hazzard is basically a driving game--you strap yourself into the famous 1969 Dodge Charger "General Lee" and tear around Hazzard County getting into all sorts of adventures true to the series. In that respect, the entertainment value of the game is immense--the interspersed video clips keep the plot rolling, so long as you can keep the car driving.The gameplay is fun and the car handles as you would expect a supercharged nitro-monster to handle, but although most of the action happens on the track, it is no competition for a "real" driving game, such as Colin McRae Rally or even Driver. There are "power-ups" dotted about the place allowing you to repair your car, fire the old trusty bow and arrow, inject a nitro-boost or drop a sneaky oil-slick to disrupt your fellow drivers, all of which makes it more akin to Super Mario Cart than a serious racer.Escaping the sheriff and meeting Boss Hogg is par for the course, as is jumping rivers and roadblocks. The Dukes of Hazzard is an all-encompassing game of the series, bringing you the best of the action from the Dukes (and Daisy, of course), perhaps let down on the variety side. The Dukes of Hazzard, does offer an amazing amount of novelty value and if you liked the series, you will love the game. --Chris Hall
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