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Badlands

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Commodore 64
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ZX Spectrum
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3.2
Arcade
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Description

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 Race results
Badlands Amiga Track 3.
Badlands Commodore 64 Circuit 4
Badlands ZX Spectrum Track 3 has a closing short-cut gap (top left)

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The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Feb, 1991 780 out of 1000 78
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
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1991 72 out of 100 72
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 689 out of 1000 69
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
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1990 41 out of 100 41
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Feb, 1991 40 out of 100 40

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