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  • Summary: Build, repair, refuel and drive a dilapidated old car on a grand journey through the territories of the former Eastern bloc.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Apr 11, 2018
    81
    Jalopy is the simulation of hearts and pain: car lovers with nostalgia for East Germany experience fun, the rest probably more hate.
  2. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Jun 8, 2018
    75
    Just like the real car, Jalopy teaches you to always be collected. If you leave your engine running while you’re rummaging through the roadside junk for stuff to sell – it can easily burn through half of your gas. And if you run out of fuel and have to walk to the nearest gas station – don’t forget to take your wallet with you, or your day will get much, much worse. [Issue#230, p.58]
  3. Apr 9, 2018
    50
    Jalopy is a game with very interesting ideas but a very poor execution. We'd like to think the biggest issues are going to be fixed –then it'll be a game you should try.
  4. Apr 5, 2018
    37
    Quotation forthcoming.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 30, 2018
    10
    The best game I have ever seen in my life. Graphics are surely reserved to at least 2050!
  2. May 6, 2018
    9
    Never played such a nostalgic game. It doesn't look good or is a masterpiece of game-mechanics but it doesn't have to! For people with timeNever played such a nostalgic game. It doesn't look good or is a masterpiece of game-mechanics but it doesn't have to! For people with time which doesn't have problems with bad graphics its a really fun game to play. Expand
  3. Aug 2, 2018
    8
    Interesting visuals creating a great mood and supported by an interesting story!
  4. May 2, 2018
    8
    Jalopy is a great nostalgia trip and the mood of the game is amazing. I really liked the gameplay, it's fun to keep the Laika running, theJalopy is a great nostalgia trip and the mood of the game is amazing. I really liked the gameplay, it's fun to keep the Laika running, the inventory management is alright, but the driving could have been more refined. The story of the game is so-so, but it's not essential at all. The soundtrack is awesome (don't forget to turn on the radio!).

    On the downside: There are bugs. A lot of them, some are unfortunatly game breaking. If some of them were fixed I would give this game a 9, but it's an 8 for now.
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  5. May 23, 2018
    5
    Jalopy is an ok game, but it sorely lacks in gameplay. This game was in early access for a long time (4-5 years), It was very slow inJalopy is an ok game, but it sorely lacks in gameplay. This game was in early access for a long time (4-5 years), It was very slow in progression and with little substance to back up the game. There is a story, but it is not very well presented, it feels like a demo instead of a full game.

    In Jalopy you drive cross country in Germany, in Laika 600 Deluxe. The car is trash it’s everything sucks, but you can buy upgrades for the car and extras to help with maintenance, and storage. The main flaw is the procedural generation. Each time you play the road will be different, but it is actually big chunks of the same map just repeated or in a different order. You’ll often see the same roads over and over as you play through the same routes.

    There is a very shallow navigation system in that, you pick a route and some will have different weather or it’ll just be longer with dumb obstacles that repeat themselves over and over.

    Overall this game is repetitive and boring, with very little substance to fill the long gaps of boring silence and darkness.
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