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Powerdrome (DOS)

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Description

The Powerdrome racing series is now into its 24th year of high-speed high-octane action. Why race on flat 2D circuits when you can charge through a multi-textured half-pipe in small aircraft? Typhoon Racing have taken up the challenge, and entered you in their machine.

There are 6 different circuits, with hazards including chicanes, tunnels and crusher gates. Shading to the sections marks out whether a corner or dive is coming up. There are 5 computer opponents to race against in one player mode, while a data link cable allows 2-player games.

Each planet has its own atmosphere, and your machine's filters will need to be set to take account of this. Rain on some circuits necessitates a pitstop for a changeover. You are armed with afterburners, which can provide a speed use in open air but should not be overused. The Amiga version allows you to adjust the sensitivity of the controls - either way, joystick is easier to use but mouse is seen as ultimately being faster.

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Powerdrome DOS Go!
Powerdrome DOS Title screen

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The Press Says

Power Play Jun, 1990 73 out of 100 73

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Trivia

Delay

The release of the game was delayed for a few months because Michael Powell had a serious driving accident with his motorcycle.


Terok Nor (18452) added Powerdrome (DOS) on Sep 05, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Martin Smith (63159)