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Spirit of Speed 1937

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Dreamcast
27
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Windows
66
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Description

A slight change from the normal excessive number of F1 games out there, Spirit of Speed 1937 was an attempt to put you into the driving seat of some of the oldest, and well known, racing cars of the early-century. Take control of one of the 1930s cars and race it out around tracks, many of which are no longer available for professional competitive racing.

Whilst being a nice attempt to add some sparkle to a tired genre, many aspects of the game feel either wrong or awkward. Yes, the steering wasn't as nice on the old cars, but in simulating this the gameplay has become much harder. And why do all the cars shine as if made of polished chrome? A good attempt, but not one that rose to the surface of the day's gaming titles.

Screenshots

Spirit of Speed 1937 Windows Here an easy scenario has been selected. The game has a mission briefing type of screen for each one.
Spirit of Speed 1937 Windows Here another scenario at Brooklands race track has been selected and the new poster is 'pasted' over the poster for the last scenario attempted.
Spirit of Speed 1937 Dreamcast Cars in this game are extremely difficult to control.
Spirit of Speed 1937 Windows The game loads and after the logos and the title screen have been displayed this menu appears

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User Reviews

Plays like a game from 1937. Dreamcast will.i.am (1018)

The Press Says

Power Unlimited Windows Feb, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 08, 1999 16 out of 20 80
Gaming Age Dreamcast Sep 05, 2004 C 50
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Dec 22, 1999 50 out of 100 50
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2000 44 out of 100 44
IGN Dreamcast Jul 11, 2000 2.2 out of 10 22
Joypad Dreamcast Sep, 2000 2 out of 10 20
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 2 out of 10 20
GameSpot Dreamcast Aug 15, 2000 1.9 out of 10 19
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Aug 05, 2000 1 out of 10 10

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Trivia

While the LJN Entertainment brand was mainly used by Acclaim Entertainment to get around Nintendo's limitation on the total number of titles a single publisher could release on the NES, it was brought back specifically for the release of this game. Why they did that, however, is still unknown.

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