Spirit of Speed 1937

Critic Score User Score
Dreamcast
28
2.4
Windows
66
3.4
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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 Dreamcast Cars in this game are extremely difficult to control.
Spirit of Speed 1937 Dreamcast Check out the life-like crowd
Spirit of Speed 1937 Windows Game over. The summary is short and brutal
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)

Critic Reviews

Power Unlimited Windows Feb, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
Power Play Windows Jan, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Spel för Alla Windows Jan, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gaming Age Dreamcast Sep 05, 2004 C 50
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jan, 2000 42 out of 100 42
Jeuxvideo.com Dreamcast Aug 10, 2000 7 out of 20 35
Futuregamez.net Dreamcast Jul 19, 2000 29 out of 100 29
IGN Dreamcast Jul 11, 2000 2.2 out of 10 22
Joypad Dreamcast Sep, 2000 2 out of 10 20
The Video Game Critic Dreamcast Feb 02, 2002 F 0

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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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