Scalextric: The Computer Edition

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Description

Scalextric is a one or two player racing game based on the popular Hornby slot care racing system.

The game is a simple two car, split screen racing game. Cars cannot come off the track but they do lose speed when driving along the track edge or when skidding in the chicanes.

Cars can crash, a crash is when one car hits another from behind at a speed that's in excess of 20 mph. In a crash such as this the car that's behind automatically loses the race. However if the cars are level the race does allow one driver to move sideways to push the other player out of the way, either to make passing easier or to distract the other player.

Each race can be for one or two players and when racing against the computer the player an select one of three difficulty levels to play against. Races can be from 1 to 99 laps long and the player has a choice of racing on one of the 2 supplied circuits or they can design their own.


Screenshots

Scalextric: The Computer Edition ZX Spectrum The game configuration screens ask for player 1's name, which in this screen is Moby. If no name is entered for player 2's name the game sets up a computer opponent
Scalextric: The Computer Edition Commodore 64 I always had this problem in real life too! I'm sure they should fit. The F7 key makes the game try and fix it
Scalextric: The Computer Edition ZX Spectrum Now it's possible to race on my own track, terrific!
Scalextric: The Computer Edition ZX Spectrum With no joystick selected player 1 must define their action keys

Alternate Titles

  • "The Computer Edition of Scalextric" -- Manual title
  • "Leisure Genius presents... Scalextric: The Computer Edition" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Computer Scalextric" -- Copyright title

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Critic Reviews

Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 7.4 out of 12 62
Computer Gamer Amstrad CPC Jun, 1987 54 out of 100 54

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