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Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge (Atari ST)

Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge Atari ST Logos.

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Description

The first in a series of 3 racing games endorsed by the legendary car company, which is now a part of Proton.

The game features a total of 32 fictitious racetracks from around the world, split into 3 difficulty levels. There are 19 computer opponents (15 on the 8-bit versions) and you have to finish in the top 10 (top 8 on the 8-bits) to progress. The higher you finish in one race, the lower down the grid you start for the next race. The opposition drivers have pun names based on the F1 drivers of the day - examples include Ricardo Pastry and Crashhard Banger.

You can choose between sound effects or one of a variety of music pieces. The game features a simultaneous 2-player mode, but the 1-player mode only uses half the screen, a simple animation filling the other half. In most races you will have to make a pitstop for fuel in order to reach the finish. The tracks include features such as oil slicks, roadworks, boulders and rivers - contact with these (or the other cars) will slow you, but there is no car damage model.

Screenshots

Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge Atari ST Logos.
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge Atari ST Introduction.
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge Atari ST First race on the medium difficulty is located in Finland.
Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge Atari ST Race result.

Alternate Titles

  • "Lotus I" -- Post-trilogy Title

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User Reviews

A classic Atari ST racer adam payne (18) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars

The Press Says

Top Secret May, 1992 5 out of 5 100
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1991 89 out of 100 89
ST Format Jan, 1991 86 out of 100 86

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Trivia

Competition

When originally released, Gremlin ran a promotion whereby anyone who completed all 3 difficulty levels by winning their respective championships was given a code by the game, and could send this to Gremlin's office to receive a spoof 'Lotus License'.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 01/1991 – #5 Best Sports Game in 1990

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Martin Smith (76) added Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge (Atari ST) on Nov 08, 2003
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