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  • Summary: Driving games are about to get a lot funkier. Based on the 70's television show, Starsky & Hutch will be careening to a home console near you this fall. Race through Bay City in Starsky's bright red Ford Torino, while Hutch takes aim at criminals with his .357 Magnum - but don't go thinking this will be a joy ride! If your driving and shooting skills can't keep the TV audience on the edge of their sofas, your ratings will plummet, the show will be cancelled, and it's game over! Don't think you can handle all the high-speed thrills by yourself? Find a partner and let them shoot while you drive. It's time to clean up the streets... in style! [Gotham Games] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. This is a game about a partnership between play styles, and one that wouldn’t seem to work on paper, but like all good buddy relationships, like Starsky & Hutch themselves, it comes through in the end.
  2. Compatible with a driving wheel and a light gun, which means that the game's missions can be operated cooperatively with one person driving and one shooting. [17 Oct 2003, p.L2T 20]
  3. 75
    It the best drinking game we've played this year. [Aug 2003, p.32]
  4. Although persistence is rewarded with a host of unlockable cars, weapons, interviews and the like, it's doubtful whether you'll have the desire to get drawn into the experience as obsessively as the developer requires you to.
  5. My favorite level was when I chased a car around for 10 minutes, trying to destroy it. Wait, that was my least favorite level. Wait, that's EVERY level! [Oct 2003, p.123]
  6. 55
    After two or three missions, you'll find the range of missions is incredibly small, the gameplay is overly simplistic, and the style of graphics and dialog to be more of an annoyance than a cult bonus.
  7. An uninteresting, repetitive driving/shooting game with unfunny quips and painfully bad cut-scenes. [Nov 2003, p.142]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7