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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 Commodore 64 Completed circuit
Badlands Atari ST Shop screen
Badlands ZX Spectrum Game structure is true to its arcade roots
Badlands ZX Spectrum About to complete another lap

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All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 689 out of 1000 69
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
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 3 out of 5 60
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 6 out of 12 50
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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