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Ignition is an action packed racing game viewed from above and slightly behind the player. The cars on offer range from police car and VW Beetle to school bus and truck, each of which has its own strengths and weaknesses - trying to win with the bus, which involves blocking everyone behind the hideously slow vehicle for 3 laps, is perhaps the ultimate challenge.

Initially there are 5 tracks available, with practice and single race modes as well as full championship at 3 levels - winning each of the first 2 levels unlocks an extra track. They all have hazards running through them, and sections where you must make a split-second choice between the safer route and the risky but potentially rewarding one. Multiplayer can be done via network or by split-screen - in a break with convention the screen is split vertically rather than horizontally.


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Ignition Windows The train won't yield.
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Ignition Windows Small, blue car must fight against the truck.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Fun Tracks" -- French title
  • "Bleifuss Fun" -- German title

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A great party game Windows blefuscu (423)

Critic Reviews

PC Jeux Windows Oct, 1997 88 out of 100 88
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Oct, 1997 77 out of 100 77
Power Play Windows Oct, 1997 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 70 out of 100 70
PC Games (Germany) DOS Oct, 1997 70 out of 100 70
CD-Action Windows Jan, 1998 7 out of 10 70
The DOS Spirit DOS Dec 23, 2009 3.5 out of 6 58
The DOS Spirit Windows Dec 23, 2009 3.5 out of 6 58


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