Continental Circus

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Amstrad CPC
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The home conversions of Continental Circus lack the full-on 3D and special glasses of the arcade version, but retain the essential gameplay structure. The first race is in Brazil and features 100 cars, and requires you to finish in the top 80 in order to qualify for next race. As you work through the 8 races the size of the field steadily decreases, but so does the worst acceptable finishing position to qualify.

The car has high and low gears, and is susceptible to damage from contact with another car. Once you hit a car or a piece of the trackside scenery you will be called into the pits - fail to make it back, or hit another car, and you will crash and lose several seconds.


Continental Circus Commodore 64 About to pass a checkpoint
Continental Circus Commodore 64 About to overtake another driver
Continental Circus ZX Spectrum About to start the qualifying lap. The pit bunny displays a sign saying '5 Secs' then sprints out of the way which is a nice touch
Continental Circus Amstrad CPC Title screen

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ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Nov, 1989 875 out of 1000 88
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1990 850 out of 1000 85
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Nov, 1989 85 out of 100 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Raze Atari ST Jun, 1991 78 out of 100 78
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Mar, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1989 65 out of 100 65
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Nov, 1989 7.6 out of 12 63
ST Format Atari ST May, 1991 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1989 74 out of 100 26


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