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The player could also hit logs and tree stumps in order to jump the buggy over obstacles, gaining extra points while airborne. Extra points are also rewarded for driving the buggy on two wheels.
The original, cockpit version of the arcade cabinet had a panoramic three-screen display, a feature previously employed in TX-1. An upright, single-screen cabinet was released in 1986 under the name, Buggy Boy Junior.
Cover art of Buggy Boy
|Composer(s)||Mark Cooksey (C64)|
C64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Amiga, Atari ST
|Cabinet||Upright and cockpit|
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