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Supercars International (DOS)

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Description

This is the third game in the Super Cars series of top-down view, arcade racing games from Magnetic Fields. As always, there is also a management portion available in the game (which is optional).

The game is basically a re-make of Super Cars II, with added elements, tweaked gameplay, updated 256-color VGA graphics and a new soundtrack.

The game lets you compete in three built-in seasons (easy, medium, hard) but also lets you customize your own seasons. All the 21 tracks seems to have been lifted from the previous title, but here you can choose the amount of laps and also race them in reverse.

If you are running a season using the "full" option, which means including the management portion, you have to buy your own cars to race with. This is done at a car dealer between each race, using a mini-game with different chat options to try to bring down the price. Each new car can carry more weapons and armor, and is also faster.

Weapons and armor can also be purchased between each race, as well as repairing any damage you have sustained. Prices vary between races, so there is a chance to gain money by using the weapons as commodities and trading with them. Some weapons have changed from the last game, and you now also have a button to select which weapon to fire while racing.

In addition several special events with similar mini-games as with the car dealer will appear between each race in the management mode (and there are several new events compared to the last game).

The core of the game, the race itself, takes place on various road courses with tunnels, jumps, railway crossings and gates that open and close. Though the game is an arcade racer, the cars behave somewhat realistically, with power-slides in corners and spin-outs when crashing (which is new to this game). All cars also leave skid marks and craters when they explode, which means that the track looks quite battle worn at the end of a race.

In addition to racing against the computer players, you can also race against a friend using a split screen mode.

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Supercars International DOS Hard race track
Supercars International DOS Character selection
Supercars International DOS Management menu
Supercars International DOS Car dealer menu

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A remake which creates 16-bit perfection. eobet (53) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

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Trivia

The Hit Squad budget label release might be the only release of this game. People claiming to be the original developers on internet forums have said that the game was never released (or finished) to their knowledge.
eobet (53) added Supercars International (DOS) on Apr 22, 2006