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Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge (Genesis)

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Description

Licensed by the classic British car company, this game featured 2 modes of play - one has you racing against 19 computer rivals (with witty names such as Alain Phosphate and Crash-Hard Banger), and the other pits you against the clock.

There are 13 different types of races, ranging from Motorways to night-time to sections punctuated by roadworks, and some are lap-based with others being simple A-B. 2 players could play on a split screen mode.

The game's crowning glory, however, was the RECS editor, which allowed you to create courses of your own, with theoretically millions possible.

Screenshots

Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge Genesis The Motorway track, with 2 lanes of opposite-direction traffic
Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge Genesis Fog course
Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge Genesis The Desert track
Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge Genesis Game Over

Alternate Titles

  • "Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge for your PC" -- DOS title
  • "Lotus II: R.E.C.S." -- European Mega Drive title
  • "Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge" -- Amiga title
  • "Lotus III" -- Post-trilogy title
  • "Lotus II" -- US Genesis title

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User Reviews

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Critic Reviews

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Power Unlimited May, 1994 7.7 out of 10 77
Player One Dec, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Sega-16.com Oct 12, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Mega Fun Nov, 1993 67 out of 100 67

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Wrong Alternate Name 2 Patrick Bregger (129393)
Mar 04, 2015

Trivia

Bonus game

There is a hidden bonus game which was an updated version of P.O.D.. See here on how to unlock it on the DOS version of the game.

Cars

It appears that there are only three kinds of cars in the game, but there are actually five for you to choose from. The original three, the opponent's car, and the sprite car. All three were playable in early versions of the game.

Editor

The RECS track editor was originally planned as a data disk for Lotus 2.

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Sports Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – #2 Best Sports/Racing Game in 1992 (Amiga version)
Information also contributed by ケヴィン
Terok Nor (19797) added Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge (Genesis) on Apr 23, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Luiz Pacheco (1257), Christian Klein (5778) and Terok Nor (19797)