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Description

Circuit Breakers is a racing game similar to Micro Machines and Ignition, where the vehicles resemble toys viewed from above. The game lets the player control cars (of various models), boats and submarines that change according to the track.

The tracks have power-ups. They can be collected and activated and have negative and positive effects. Most are standard power-ups from this type of game, like speed boosts and oil leaks. Some are more bizarre, making the vehicle bigger or smaller, or making it bounce or fly.

The tracks are organized by theme and difficulty. By winning races the player receives access to increasingly more challenging tracks. The game controls are particularly sensitive, and getting out of the path often makes the vehicle explode.

Instead of a fixed camera, the game usually changes angles when the vehicle reaches certain points of the track. The camera can go as low as behind the vehicle, and go high to a "bird's eye" viewpoint.

Multi-player mode has its own set of tracks. It supports up to 4 players (using a multi-tap).

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Circuit Breakers PlayStation Winning screen
Circuit Breakers PlayStation Car selection
Circuit Breakers PlayStation Jungle track start
Circuit Breakers PlayStation Highway track

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Critic Reviews

Svenska PlayStation Magasinet Jun, 1998 9 out of 10 90
Absolute Playstation Sep, 1998 89 out of 100 89
Super Play (Sweden) Jul, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Video Games Jun, 1998 83 out of 100 83
IGN Sep 18, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Jul, 1998 72 out of 100 72
Bravo Screenfun Aug, 1998 3 out of 6 60
GameSpot Jun 25, 1998 3.7 out of 10 37
Joypad Jul, 1998 3 out of 10 30

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Macs Black (80165) added Circuit Breakers (PlayStation) on Apr 04, 2008