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Race Formula-1 in several tracks while trying to beat a computer, or human opponent. Pay attention to your fuel and tires: It will be necessary to drive into a pitstop to swap them out and refuel. Tire damage is indicated by their colour; they start off black and become lighter as they take damage. Once they have turned white a collision will send the car off the track.

Six different tracks are available to race on including Brands Hatch and Vallelunga. Tracks can be played singly, or all together in a Grand Prix contest. When playing the Grand Prix this is scored in the same way as the real contest. Players can select how many laps they want to race and 3 different skill levels.

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Pitstop II Atari 8-bit Title Screen 1
Pitstop II PC Booter The race is on (PCjr)
Pitstop II Apple II The race is on
Pitstop II PC Booter Title screen (CGA Composite mode)

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User Reviews

An excellent 80s arcade-style Formula One racer for the C64! Commodore 64 Katie Cadet (9000)

Critic Reviews

Info Commodore 64 Mar, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1985 95 out of 100 95
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1985 89 out of 100 89
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Wii Aug 07, 2008 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Tilt Commodore 64 Jul, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 63 out of 100 63
All Game Guide Commodore 64 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Commodore 64 Jun 01, 2011 C- 42
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Apr, 1985 Unscored Unscored

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Awards

  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • February 1991 (issue #41) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time, section Racing Games (editorial staff choice)
  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #75 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • May 1991 (Issue 8) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
  • Happy Computer
    • Issue 02/1986 - #8 Best Game in 1985 (Readers' Vote)

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