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The Great American Cross-Country Road Race

MobyRank MobyScore
Apple II
...
3.5
Atari 8-bit
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4.6
Commodore 64
...
3.2
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Description

This game puts you in the position of a driver of a high-performance car participating, as the name implies, in races between U.S. cities. Noteworthy features of the game include a multitude of weather and road conditions (fog, snow, road construction), day/night changes (complete with smooth twilight transitions) and the ability to plan individual route to beat competition to the destination.

Additional features, that this game was among the first to boast, are sequential manual transmission, refuelling, traffic and police pursuits. The graphical presentation is pseudo-3D perspective with behind the car view.


Screenshots

The Great American Cross-Country Road Race Commodore 64 Filling up the gas tank
The Great American Cross-Country Road Race Commodore 64 Entering Chicago
The Great American Cross-Country Road Race Atari 8-bit Route selection
The Great American Cross-Country Road Race Commodore 64 Busted by the cops for speeding

Alternate Titles

  • "The Great American Cross Country Road Race" -- Alternate spelling (C64 cassette)

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