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Badlands

MobyRank MobyScore
Amstrad CPC
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0.5
Commodore 64
64
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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 Arcade Shop
Badlands Amiga To the winner goes the wrenches.
Badlands Commodore 64 And the helicopter drops a replacement car onto the track
Badlands Commodore 64 When a car crosses the finish line, a wrench appears

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Arcade Mar, 1990 82 out of 100 82
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Feb, 1991 780 out of 1000 78
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 765 out of 1000 76
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Oct, 1992 70 out of 100 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) ZX Spectrum Feb, 1991 689 out of 1000 69
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1992 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Oct, 1990 7.4 out of 12 62
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 3 out of 5 60
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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