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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.


The Great American Cross-Country Road Race Atari 8-bit Arriving at St. Louis at night
The Great American Cross-Country Road Race Commodore 64 Busted by the cops for speeding
The Great American Cross-Country Road Race Apple II Driving cross-country
The Great American Cross-Country Road Race Atari 8-bit Foggy road to Cincinnati

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1985 81 out of 100 81
Zzap! Commodore 64 Sep, 1985 77 out of 100 77
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Oct, 1985 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer Atari 8-bit Oct, 1985 Unscored Unscored


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