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Super Skidmarks (Amiga CD32)

Super Skidmarks Amiga CD32 The CD32 version includes some bonus material.

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Description

A vague descendant of Super Sprint with a mass of features, and one of the last multi-format games to have roots on the Amiga.

A multitude of cars are available, ranging from F1 cars and Sportscars to Minis and VWs were on offer, with the option to have up to 8 of these on more powerful machines - with up to 3 different models of car. You could link 2 Amiga 1200s (or faster) and use them to display the track across 2 separate screens. There were two novelty options of sorts as well - motorized cows, and the chance to have the cars pulling caravans as you race - using the caravan to push an opponent off-line was a skill worth mastering.

24 circuits are provided, all of them with walls around them to ensure crash-bang-wallop racing, and most of them have parts which cross with other parts, making collisions possible if you're much ahead of (or behind) other cars (fortunately there's no car damage). They can be raced forwards or backwards - perhaps the first game with this feature available. You could either run single races, or one of the in-built championships - one for each car, across a specially selected set of tracks.

The customizable nature of the game goes even further - the number of laps can be set, as can the colour and power of the cars. As you repeatedly race a track, the markings on the course are eroded by the cars running over them.

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Super Skidmarks Amiga CD32 Racing my police van through the desert.
Super Skidmarks Amiga CD32 The CD32 version includes a Defender clone.
Super Skidmarks Amiga CD32 The course layouts are often quite confusing.
Super Skidmarks Amiga CD32 It's actually pretty authentic and makes use of all the CD32 gamepad buttons, just like the original arcade game.

Alternate Titles

  • "Skidmarks 2" -- Alternate title

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Amiga Computing Sep, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Joker Sep, 1995 86 out of 100 86

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Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1996 – Best Sports Game in 1995 (Readers' Vote)

Kabushi (121564) added Super Skidmarks (Amiga CD32) on Apr 22, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Jason Walker (1744) and Martin Smith (63155)