Buggy Run is a game that lets players race dune buggies in a championship over 15 possible tracks (plus 4 in 2 player mode) each winning money that can be used for dune buggy upgrades. There are 4 different modes that can be played in single player mode that includes Race, Vs Com, Freerun, and Battle.
In the main mode Race the player is given $20,000 starting cash that can be used to upgrade the buggy. The upgradable features of the buggy are Tyres (grip), Engine (speed), Suspension (limits bounce), Steering (cornering), Transmission (performance). All the upgrades cost $10,000 for level 2, $30,000 for level 3, and $50,000 for level 4 however the player doesn’t need to get them in order. There are also special upgrades to buy that includes $5000 for a mine (drops behind and if another car hits then it is blown up until reset), $5000 for Nitoro (gives the players car a short speed boost), and $10,000 for extra capacity of special items (starts with 2 slots to a max of 6). Special Items must be used in the order they're placed in the slots.
Within the race the player will be racing 4 other cars to a race to the chequered flag on an isometric scrolling track. Some hazards on the track are lumps and jumps, bumps, rough road and mud. Appearing on the track are special power-ups that are red or white boost and extra money also a random that selects between the two. The prize money for winning is $30,000, 2nd gets $20,000, 3rd gets $10,000, and last gets $5000 to spend on the upgrades and power-ups between races. There are 3 stages of racing that is beginner, intermediate, and expert that have 5 races each. The player must qualify for the next stage or else it will be game over.
In Vs Com the player plays the computer one on one on any track of the player's choice. All the upgrades for the buggy for the player and the computer are done though allocating a set number of points to varies upgrades. All the item slots can by used for either the nitoro or mine.
Freerun is a time trial where the player races alone without upgrades on any track against the clock. Battle mode is where the player picks 3 computer players to battle on a round arena with the objective to knock the opponents off with the last player on the arena winning.
There is also a two players mode that include Race, 1P vs 2P, and Battle. In 2P Race there is $30,000 for both players to upgrade there cars before placing them on a track with a fixed overhead view where they play 2 computer opponents. There are 4 different themes to pick from. 1P vs 2P is just the two players battling it out on one of 4 tracks each with 4 different themes. Buggy upgrades are done though allocating a set number of points. Battle is the same as single player battle only with 2 players and 2 computers.
This version of Buggy Run was designed for the Sega Master System (SMS), which was an 8-bit video game console manufactured
by Sega in the years 1985 - 1992. It was a direct competitor to the much more successful NES console and the predecessor of the much beter console Sega Genesis.
The unit price of Master System was approximately $ 200 and worldwide only 13 million units of this console were sold. More information about Sega Master
System can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller in Amazon or in some of your favorite online stores.
Available online emulators:
3 different online emulators are available for Buggy Run. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Buggy Run are summarized in the following table:
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