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Indianapolis 500: The Simulation (Amiga)

Indianapolis 500: The Simulation Amiga Title screen

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Description

The famous Indianapolis 500 Mile race, held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on the Memorial Day weekend, is one of the most famous automobile racing events in North America. The event is simulated here using 3D polygon graphics to recreate the 33 cars in the race. Players are able to choose their car and customize it with a variety of options. Modifications include wing down-force, tire pressures, wheel stagger (making the right-side wheels larger, to compensate for the banked corners) and turbo output (which provides boost, but stresses the engine and uses more fuel).

After qualifying (by performing during four laps and taking the average) players can race over 10, 30, 60 or the full 200 laps. Lower modes remove car damage and the 'full-course yellow' system, the absence of these can make for repeat carnage including traffic collisions and huge pile-ups.

Screenshots

Indianapolis 500: The Simulation Amiga Main menu
Indianapolis 500: The Simulation Amiga Crashed
Indianapolis 500: The Simulation Amiga We hit the wall
Indianapolis 500: The Simulation Amiga In the pit

Alternate Titles

  • "Indy 500" -- Informal name

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The Press Says

Amiga User International Feb, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Zero Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Dec, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Power Play 1990 80 out of 100 80
Zzap! Feb, 1991 69 out of 100 69

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Trivia

Simulation

Many consider this the first auto racing simulation based on realistic driving behaviour, but REVS (1986), developed by Geoff Crammond, already introduced this in a game.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #122 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
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Terok Nor (18222) added Indianapolis 500: The Simulation (Amiga) on Apr 04, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8740)