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The Need for Speed: Special Edition

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MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
83
4.0
Windows
83
3.7
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Description

Need for Speed: Special Edition adds two new race tracks (Burnt Sienna and Transtropolis), changeable time of day settings, 8-player network/modem support, in-game music, and Windows 95 support to Need for Speed.

The game lets you drive 8 speed devils including Lamborghini Diablo VT, Ferrari 512TR, and Porsche 911 Carrera. The race tracks are highly detailed with the help of texture mapped vector graphics The soundtrack is digitally recorded, and of professional quality.

Need for Speed SE has indepth coverage of the cars and race tracks. Video clips of the cars are also included.

Screenshots

The Need for Speed: Special Edition DOS Lamborghihi Diablo VT showcase
The Need for Speed: Special Edition Windows Transtropolis
The Need for Speed: Special Edition DOS Mechanical data of the Porsche 911 Carrera
The Need for Speed: Special Edition Windows Alpine #2

Alternate Titles

  • "The Need For Speed SE" -- Alternative spelling
  • "Road & Track presents: The Need For Speed: Special Edition." -- Full formal title

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User Reviews

A buggy yet entertaining driving(?) game to kill time with. Windows ShakirBB (24)
Good product, but a rip-off at its time DOS Daniel Saner (2473)
A good racing game for the time. Windows Steve Hall (322)

The Press Says

Gamezilla Windows 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) DOS Aug, 1996 88 out of 100 88
PC Jeux Windows Nov, 1997 86 out of 100 86
PC Jeux DOS Nov, 1997 86 out of 100 86
Gamesmania DOS 1996 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
High Score DOS Oct, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Aug, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Play DOS Aug, 1996 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Windows Aug, 1996 76 out of 100 76

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Trivia

Need for Speed was voted #34 overall in PC Gamer Magazine's Readers All-Time Top 50 Games Poll (April 2000 issue).

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