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ESPN Speed World

ESPN Speed World SNES Title screen

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Description

ESPN Speed World is a generic racing game that is made to resemble NASCAR. The player is given a stock car and can tune the car from the angle of the spoiler, to the setting of the shocks, and up to the pressure of the tires.

There are three different types of speedways to race on: Super Speedway, Short Track and Road Courses with 5 different tracks for each to choose from. Players can choose to race against the computer that has all 23 other stock cars on the track at once or play head-to-head on a split screen against a friend.

It also featured realistic driving physics. While it didn't have a NASCAR license, it did have ESPN which broadcasted the races and had NASCAR analyst, Dr. Jerry Punch, who lent his voice to the game for the color commentary.

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ESPN Speed World SNES The season's car setup screen
ESPN Speed World SNES Other car setup options
ESPN Speed World SNES Main menu
ESPN Speed World SNES Choose whether to have pit stops and damage and also decide on the number of laps.

Alternate Titles

  • "ESPN Speedworld" -- In-game title

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Genesis Jan, 1995 4 out of 5 80
GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SNES Dec, 1994 6 out of 10 60
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Feb, 1995 4 out of 10 40
Mega Fun Genesis Jan, 1995 21 out of 100 21

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