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Mag Racer (DOS)

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Description

The Mean And Green-Racers are part of an alien race called the Pod-People. When their home planet Pod was destroyed in a cataclysmic explosion of the Pod solar system, they began a voyage to find a new planet. After years they stranded on planet Earth in an abandoned toy-shop. Here they set about to do what they were born to do - To race.

Mag-Racer is a 3D tabletop racer in the same mould of Micro machines. The Mag-Racers drive in little toy cars around tables that are littered with toys, TVs and books. Before starting a track you can select a Pod-driver, toy-car, preview the track as well buy bombs, nitro injectors and extra-grip tyres.

The game can be played in one-player mode and in a Multiplayer IPX/SPX network game supporting up to eight players. Overall there are 14 tracks to negotiate. In Practice Mode and Multiplayer Mode you can start on any track, in League Mode you must cross the finish line with the first three to progress to the next track.

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Mag Racer DOS Get off a track and you will have three seconds to get back until your car explodes into a fireball.
Mag Racer DOS When your car makes a jump, it tolls 360 degrees in the air.
Mag Racer DOS No time to watch TV - there is a race to win.
Mag Racer DOS Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Mag-Racer" -- In-game title

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Trivia

The game was in development for just over two years but due to severe lack of resources it failed to meet its initial expectations and was released due to increasing commercial pressures. The technical lead and project leader, Ian Fayers, struggled under mounting pressure to wrap-up the game and despite assistance from Chris Fayers (his father and co-worker) the game never realised its full potential.

The original games design called for flying machines, speed boats and tanks but was cut back as additional resources proved unavailable. Of the features that did make it into the game the ability to short-cut tracks is the least obvious but most beneficial to the player!
Tim Janssen (2499) added Mag Racer (DOS) on Aug 05, 2007