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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 And the helicopter drops a replacement car onto the track
Badlands Atari ST Very close racing
Badlands Amstrad CPC The first level
Badlands Commodore 64 Blue car blows up

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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
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Oct, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Sinclair User Arcade May, 1990 7 out of 10 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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Oct, 1990 7.4 out of 12 62
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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