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Badlands continued the Super Sprint lineage, but moved the game into a futuristic post-apocalyptic setting. The races consist of 3 souped-up cars toughing it out over 4 laps on one of the 8 tracks, which are viewed from above. Two human players can take part, but only the winner continues without using up credits, so you will only see the early races in two-player mode.

You are armed with guns, which can be used to slow opposing cars. During the races spanners can be collected, which are then cashed in for upgraded turbos, improved weaponry and engine upgrades. Hazards on the later tracks include ramps, bridges, buildings collapsing onto the track and barriers which open and close in a random sequence.

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Badlands Amstrad CPC Title screen
Badlands ZX Spectrum Track 3 has a closing short-cut gap (top left)
Badlands Amiga Track 1.
Badlands Commodore 64 Circuit 1

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Nov, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Mar, 1990 82 out of 100 82
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Feb, 1991 780 out of 1000 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 765 out of 1000 76
Sinclair User Arcade May, 1990 7 out of 10 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Atari ST Dec, 1990 67 out of 100 67
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Oct, 1990 7.4 out of 12 62
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1991 40 out of 100 40
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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