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Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 (Amiga)

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Description

This sequel to Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge is again a behind-the-car viewed racing game. It takes place in eight distinct circuits, adding surface and weather effects such as desert and snow. Later in the game, you must race through two-way motorways with oncoming traffic, (incorporating civilian cars and trucks), and face tough levels aided by speed and time boost pick-ups.

You are no longer racing directly against other cars or over laps; instead, racing is on time as you have limited time to reach each checkpoint. Reaching each of these extends your time, and any remaining time is turned into bonus points if you successfully complete the track.

You have two cars at your disposal, which the game chooses automatically for each level, hence the loss of the word 'Esprit' from the title. The Lotus Esprit from the original is joined by a Lotus Elan convertible, which is slower but has better grip.

You can play through the set of tracks either full-screen or in split-screen mode with another player. On Amiga and ST the game allows you to link two machines, each of which can have two human players. If one player successfully completes one of the 8 courses, all players can continue onto the next one.

Screenshots

Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Amiga Two player split-screen mode
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Amiga Game Over
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Amiga Storm Course loading screen
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Amiga Water on the lane will slow you down

Alternate Titles

  • "Lotus Turbo Challenge" -- Genesis title

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User Reviews

The best of a stalwert racing series Martin Smith (63198) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

The Press Says

Obligement Feb, 2010 9.5 out of 10 95
Amiga Action Oct, 1991 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Amiga Joker Nov, 1991 88 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1991 10 out of 12 83
Power Play Jan, 1992 82 out of 100 82

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Trivia

Copy protection

As well as having a copy-proof disk and a code-lookup manual routine, the game appears to feature a third method of protection, bordering on the subliminal. Listen very carefully on the aforementioned manual request screen on the Amiga version, and you'll hear a faint whisper ''Do not copy this game".

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #3 Best Sports Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)

MAT (66253) added Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 (Amiga) on Jan 16, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69521) and Terok Nor (17828)