Vroom

Available Platform: Amiga

Vroom is a racing arcade/sim developed by Lankhor and released initially for the Atari ST in 1991, then Amiga, and finally MS-DOS.

Year1992
GenreRacing
Rating4

82/100 based on 6 Editorial reviews. Add your vote

PublisherLankhor
DeveloperLankhor
OS supportedWin7 64 bit, Win8 64bit, Windows 10, MacOS 10.6+
Updated21 November 2020

Game Review

Vroom is a racing arcade/sim developed by Lankhor and released initially for the Atari ST in 1991, then Amiga, and finally MS-DOS.

The game, inspired by the coin-up Pole Position, was born originally on the Sinclair QL. It was created by Daniel Macré in 6 months, and it was published by Pyramide in 1986 with the title Wroom!

With the arrival of the Atari ST, Macré asked the help of Lankhor to create a game for the new platforms, and the newly formed team started working on the new version. Unfortunately, Vroom wasn't completed until the other Lankhor titles (e.g., Maupiti Island) were completed. This is a pity because the development of Vroom started even before the Amiga was released. It could have been ready in 1988-1989 if they wanted.

Finally, in 1991 Vroom was finished, and despite the slightly outdated graphics, the game was fantastic. Probably the fastest racing sim ever created for the ST. The Amiga version released one year later was a faithful port, and unlike other cases, it was perfect.

Even though the game doesn't have all the features of Formula 1 Grand Prix, Vroom is an extremely engaging racing sim. You can choose between manual or automatic gear, you have to stop at the boxes for the pit-stop, and you can see the other cars in the side-view mirrors. The graphics are simple, but they are a nice mix of 2D and 3D, allowing the game to be swift. Add to this excellent controls and responsiveness.

Maybe Vroom didn't become very popular because it was released too late, where the competition was too strong, but it's a game that can compete with any other ST/Amiga Formula One sim. Let's try it!

Review by: Manu
Published: 24 November 2020 7:13 am


Screenshots

Vroom Amiga screenshot
Vroom Amiga screenshot
Vroom Amiga screenshot
Vroom Amiga screenshot
Vroom Amiga screenshot
Vroom Amiga screenshot
Vroom Amiga screenshot
Vroom Amiga screenshot
Vroom Amiga screenshot
Vroom Amiga screenshot

Download Vroom - Amiga Version

Amiga version 1.4 - Language: English - Size: 7.66 Mb

Amiga version 1.4 - Language: English - Size: 8.33 Mb


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