I was poking around on the internet, and to my surprise, I stumbled upon a very old review that I wrote. For a Commodore 64 game released in 1990, developed by Domark, called Badlands.
I thought it was pretty funny, not just because I happened to be only 13 years old when I wrote it, but apparently the review is dated December 25th. I guess I spent some time on Christmas Day reviewing Commodore 64 games. Crazy.
Here’s the review:
This game is great!! It’s racing mixed with weapons, and the ability to upgrade both your car and your weapons makes this game one of the best ones I’ve played so far. The control takes some getting used to, and the system that it uses for upgrading is a little hard to understand, but those are minor problems compared to the fun you can have with this one! If you only get one C64 game, make it this one.
If you’re curious, the review can still be found at the Area64 website (look for Badlands in the Games section)