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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 Atari ST Main menu
Badlands Commodore 64 Last lap
Badlands ZX Spectrum Race results
Badlands Amiga Track 2.

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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
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Dec, 1990 78 out of 100 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
Sinclair User Arcade May, 1990 7 out of 10 70
Power Play Amiga Dec, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Power Play Arcade Mar, 1990 3 out of 5 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1990 41 out of 100 41

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