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Lamborghini: American Challenge (SNES)

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Description

Starting out with just a basic Lamborghini and $6000, your aim is to rise to the top of the 4 divisions of racing through success on 60 racetracks across America. In each division there are 20 rival racers, up to 3 of which compete in each race at a time.

The races also feature lots of local drivers (who can take crucial positions away from you and the other championship drivers), Sunday drivers going at normal speed, and police. Before each race you will be told of the quality of the locals and the likelihood of police presence.

When police are in the area, speeding beyond 110 Km/h could see you branded as an offender, at which point the police will try to ram you off the road, Chase H.Q.-style. You can attempt to reach the end of the race despite this damage (which eventually hampers your speed), or simply pull over and accept a fine and the loss of race points. If the police subsequently stop you, the fine is heavier.

Each race costs money to enter, and your earnings can be boosted by betting on the results with the other championship drivers. If one of you wins, each driver gives you either the amount they bet or the amount you bet, whichever is lower; if a local wins you get your stake back.

Lots of power-ups can be bought along the way, including tires, radar jammers, engine improvements and nitro boosts. To move up a division you must take the Divisional Challenge, a one-off trek through a tough section within the time limit. You buy a set of 3 passes for this, each allowing one attempt.

Screenshots

Lamborghini: American Challenge SNES Before facing a snowed track, it's recommendable to make a good tire upgrade in the car.
Lamborghini: American Challenge SNES Post-race results screen.
Lamborghini: American Challenge SNES It's night in Portland and to confuse your race sense, there are some latecomers and small bushes...
Lamborghini: American Challenge SNES Demonstration mode: in Denver, some local drivers had formed a barrier to disturb Joe's way.

Alternate Titles

  • "Crazy Cars III" -- Amiga title
  • "Crazy Cars 3" -- C64 title

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The Press Says

Total!! UK Magazine Nov, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Super Play Magazine UK Nov, 1993 73 out of 100 73
Total! (Germany) Jan, 1994 2.75 out of 6 65
Game Freaks 365 2000 4.2 out of 10 42

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Trivia

Cameo

On the player selection screen, there is a character's portrait that looks an awful lot like Mister T from The A-Team TV series. On some versions of the game, his name is given as Joe.

Differences from Crazy Cars III

The SNES version of the game is unique in that it supports the Super Scope Light Gun. Having it plugged in activates a unique racing mode and changes the game considerably, as the player can shoot his way through traffic rather than avoiding it.

SNES version

The SNES version of the game is unique in that it supports the Super Scope Light Gun. Having it plugged in activates a unique racing mode and changes the game considerably, as the player can shoot his way through traffic rather than avoiding it.

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #18 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list
Information also contributed by Roedie and WildKard
POMAH (33829) added Lamborghini: American Challenge (SNES) on Aug 08, 2003
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (33829), Trixter (8736), Kabushi (122515), Martin Smith (63164) and Peter Bridger (171)