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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 Amstrad CPC Title screen
Badlands Atari ST Results
Badlands Amstrad CPC Oh no, not another shoddy Spectrum port!
Badlands Atari ST Main menu

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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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Commodore 64 Feb, 1991 765 out of 1000 76
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1991 72 out of 100 72
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Amiga Games Amiga Oct, 1992 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Oct, 1990 7.4 out of 12 62
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Jan, 1991 6 out of 12 50
Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1990 41 out of 100 41

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