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Combo Racer (Atari ST)

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Description

This racing game has novelty value if nothing else - instead of the more conventional vehicles, it sets you riding a sidecar in a game with realistic and arcade elements. The circuits are based on real ones, although the opposition (of which there are 9) are known simply by first names such as David and Paul.

The display appears to use real 3D, with some fairly terrifying directional changes, although it doesn't tilt as you turn. A full map of your position relative to your rivals is presented at the top of the screen. Crashes cause gradual engine damage, reducing your initial 140mph top speed by a slight amount each time - you'll also lose time as you rejoin. Before each race you must set a qualifying lap, which allows you multiple attempts.

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Combo Racer Atari ST Maybe not....
Combo Racer Atari ST Gone from last to first in one lap - maybe this is a bit easy
Combo Racer Atari ST Resuming - notice the engine damage crashes inflict
Combo Racer Atari ST The list of drivers, obviously before a race has happened

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Aug, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Atari ST User May, 1992 85 out of 100 85
ST Format May, 1992 61 out of 100 61

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Martin Smith (63198) added Combo Racer (Atari ST) on Sep 09, 2004
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