DescriptionA 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.
Part of the Following Group
|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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TriviaWhile 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.
Related Web Sites
- IGCD Internet Game Cars Database (Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.)