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 Commodore 64 After the straight has been positioned its a simple case of picking the next piece and the game just adds it on
Scalextric: The Computer Edition ZX Spectrum On the starting grid in Brazil. The scenery is marginally different here
Scalextric: The Computer Edition Commodore 64 Now we're racing on the new circuit.
Scalextric: The Computer Edition ZX Spectrum With the first piece placed it's just a case of selecting the next piece from the menu and the game adds it to the track

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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