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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Buck Up And Drive! (2022) is a retro racing game that double's down on the surrealism of 90's arcade games. It's driving meets skating by way of destruction derby and offers a great distraction from a sometimes over serious world.

Play involves picking and customising your car before hitting the road. You then race through procedurally generated track with obstacles, ramps and boosts. But unlike other racers, it's not about memorising corners or hitting the apex of bends. Press the right series of buttons and you pull off stunts like Tony Hawk Skating. You can also barge other road users out the way like Burnout.

It comes together to create a nonsensical bombastic assault on your senses. It shouldn't work, but in its own bizarre joyous bubble it completely does. You are freed from having to worry about racing lines and changing gear. Instead you find yourself going for one more trick, or landing just right to shove the police car off the road. While it may be a little light on content for hard core gamers, in the family (where you can compete for high scores) it's a lot of light hearted fun.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Buck Up And Drive! 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated a year ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Race and Traversal game with Action, Collecting, Fighting and Simulation elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play 2 players in the 1-versus-1 fighting mode.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 12.

The developers describe the game as including a "fair bit of swearing, as well as some politically-charged messaging".

Skill Level

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Younger players can enjoy the haphazard and light hearted game play. Although, as mentioned there is some language to keep an eye on.


Buck Up And Drive! usually costs £5.79.

Buck Up And Drive!

Steam Store PC £5.79
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/01/2022

Out Now: PC

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Race, Traversal (Action, Collecting, Fighting and Simulation)

Accessibility: 19 features

Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon

Developer: Fontes Ranter (@FontesRanter)

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