Space Racer

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Amiga
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3.0
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Description

Space Racer is an action racing game with a sci-fi theme. The player controls a futuristic hoverbike, competing against computer-controlled vehicles of a similar kind. The races take place in outer space-themed environments, resembling surfaces of alien planets. The player should try to avoid collision with the other bikes to get to the finish line first; a more violent way of solving the same problem involves shooting at the opponents. The altitude of the hoverbike depends on its speed - the faster it goes, the farther away from the ground it is, and vice versa.

Screenshots

Space Racer DOS On your  marks, get set ...
Space Racer ZX Spectrum This screen displays as the game loads.
Just before the game is ready to play it turns into a monochrome black and yellow picture
Space Racer Atari ST Level select and info screen
Space Racer ZX Spectrum After a crash, in this case into a pylon, the racer restarts from the same point and gives a cheery one or two fingered to the scenery

User Reviews

A racing game with fabulous backdrops and a few nice touches Amiga *Katakis* (37896)

Critic Reviews

The One Amiga Nov, 1988 75 out of 100 75
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Apr, 1988 745 out of 1000 74
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Dec, 1988 702 out of 1000 70
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1988 7 out of 10 70
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Dec, 1988 702 out of 1000 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jul, 1988 7.6 out of 12 63
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1989 51 out of 100 51
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1988 4.5 out of 10 45
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Nov, 1988 39 out of 100 39
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Nov, 1988 38 out of 100 38

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Trivia

Space Racer's title music is pieced together from small sound snippets that are arranged on the fly to form a longer piece of music. It's very clever, and works well.
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