DescriptionIn the early nineties, the Jaguar XJ220 was the fastest serial-produced car ever. Core Design acquired the right to build a game around it, in a move to counter Gremlin's immensely successful Lotus series.
Just like Lotus, Jaguar XJ220 is viewed from behind the racer. There are 32 tracks all over the world, with varying road conditions and animated weather conditions such as rain and fog in England, snow in Switzerland, and tumbleweed crossing the street in Egypt. You race your Jaguar in a constructor grand prix, with opponents running for Porsche, Ferrari and other famous makers. Between races, you must mend the damage your car has sustained, which eats up your prize money. Background music is selected through a dashboard CD player, which also features some rather uninspiring radio stations.
The game can also be played in a two-player split-screen mode and features a track editor for when you tire of the built-in courses.
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|Mean Machines||SEGA CD||Apr, 1993||90 out of 100||90|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||May, 1992||89 out of 100||89|
|Amiga Power||Amiga||Jul, 1992||85 out of 100||85|
|Amiga Format||Amiga||Aug, 1992||83 out of 100||83|
|Sega Force||SEGA CD||Sep 30, 1993||83 out of 100||83|
|Video Games||SEGA CD||Aug, 1993||80 out of 100||80|
|Play Time||Amiga||Jun, 1992||77 out of 100||77|
|Sega-16.com||SEGA CD||Apr 13, 2009||7 out of 10||70|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Amiga||Jun, 1992||8 out of 12||67|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||SEGA CD||Jun 26, 2006||5 out of 10||50|
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Cancelled Atari ST versionA version for the Atari ST was in development, but was never finished. Andrew Buchanan started to port the Amiga code to the ST in June 1992, but was pulled from the project in August to work on Darkmere: The Nightmare's Begun. Unfinished development versions were released on the Guardians Of The PaST website in 2009.
Related Web Sites
- IGCD Internet Game Cars Database (Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.)