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On paper it sounds like the easiest game to make in the whole world. Take everybody's favorite hicks-'n'- car-chases TV show, the Dukes of Hazzard, and turn it into a mission-based driving game. There'd be all sorts of things you could do like running from the law, racing, wrecking cop cars... uh... running from the law some more... the list goes on and on.
The game's story is told through pre-rendered cutscenes, which use some of the real voices from the old TV show. The renders of the characters look downright frightening sometimes by the resemblance. The story moves along from plot point to plot point very quickly. At the beginning you'll just be doing things like stopping carjackers and getting money to the bank before it closes. But the game eventually leads up to a big race and takes a sharp left turn into flashback territory after that, where you'll actually play as a young Uncle Jesse as he tells the story of Black Jack Perril, the game's resident villain.
It looks like them Duke boys are in a heap o' trouble, and it's up to you to lend 'em a neighborly hand. Based on the long-running television series, this game is a stunt-driving bonanza featuring all your favorite characters, including Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke, Uncle Jesse, Boss Hog, Cooter, Enos, and the memorable sheriff, Roscoe P. Coltrane. Most of the original cast members have lent their voice-acting talents to the game, including the narrator, Waylon Jennings.
The opening sequence and cutscenes between each level are 3-D-rendered dead ringers for the television show, making it worthy of consideration for collectors. Driving missions are simple and fun, with high-flying ravine jumps and dirt-road power-slides. Get behind the wheel of the General Lee (yes, it has the customized horn), Daisy's Jeep, Cooter's tow truck, and Uncle Jesse's infamous moonshine-runner, Black Tillie.
Control is not as exacting as it should be, but the CB radio banter and the silliness of it all carry the game far beyond its gameplay. --Jeff Young
- Good re-creation of the television series
- Missions ripped straight from the show such as "get the mortgage to Boss Hog before the bank closes"
- Fun stunt driving
- The game's challenge lies in its lack of control
- Gameplay is very repetitive