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Space Racer

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Atari ST
Thomson MO
Commodore 64
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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.


Space Racer ZX Spectrum If left alone for long enough the game goes into a demo mode which shows lots of riders happily competing together - not a shot being fired
Space Racer ZX Spectrum A change of scenery
Space Racer Thomson TO Some fist shaking during the race
Space Racer Atari ST Level select and info screen

User Reviews

A racing game with fabulous backdrops and a few nice touches Amiga *Katakis* (37801)

The Press Says

Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1988 7 out of 10 70
Zzap! Amiga Feb, 1989 51 out of 100 51
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1988 4.5 out of 10 45


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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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