DescriptionLicensed by the classic British car company, this game featured 2 modes of play - one has you racing against 19 computer rivals (with witty names such as Alain Phosphate and Crash-Hard Banger), and the other pits you against the clock.
There are 13 different types of races, ranging from Motorways to night-time to sections punctuated by roadworks, and some are lap-based with others being simple A-B. 2 players could play on a split screen mode.
The game's crowning glory, however, was the RECS editor, which allowed you to create courses of your own, with theoretically millions possible.
- "Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge for your PC" -- DOS title
- "Lotus II: R.E.C.S." -- European Mega Drive title
- "Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge" -- Amiga title
- "Lotus III" -- Post-trilogy title
- "Lotus II" -- US Genesis title
Part of the Following Groups
|Less fun in practice than in theory||Martin Smith (63198)|
The Press Says
|Amiga Action||Oct, 1992||90 out of 100||90|
|CU Amiga||Oct, 1992||86 out of 100||86|
|Power Play||Nov, 1992||85 out of 100||85|
|Amiga Joker||Sep, 1992||85 out of 100||85|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Oct, 1992||10 out of 12||83|
|Obligement||Oct, 2010||8 out of 10||80|
|Pelit||Jun, 1992||78 out of 100||78|
|Amiga Format||Nov, 1992||76 out of 100||76|
|Amiga Games||Oct, 1992||74 out of 100||74|
|Amiga Power||Oct, 1992||74 out of 100||74|
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Bonus gameThere is a hidden bonus game with similarities to Centipede.
CarsIt appears that there are only three kinds of cars in the game, but there are actually five for you to choose from. The original three, the opponent's car, and the sprite car. All three were playable in early versions of the game.
- Amiga Joker
- Issue 02/1993 – Best Sports Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
- Power Play
- Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best Sports/Racing Game in 1992 (Amiga version)