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Description

This third-person racing game resembles Gremlin's earlier Lotus series, in terms of its general look and feel, right down to the text font used in the game. Your task is to race through 16 countries, each of which features four races, with many real-world circuits recreated in incongruous locations (such as the Monza layout in Ayers Rock, and the old Hockenheim in Vancouver).

These four-race blocks each represent their own mini-championship, in which you race against 19 cars, needing to finish in the top 10 to continue, and with the top 6 scoring points 10-6-4-3-2-1, and the respective amount of money in thousands. This can be spent on various upgrades, ranging from engine to tires (wet and dry) and from shocks (front, side and rear) to gearboxes. The ideal approach is to buy the more expensive versions ASAP, as you get no saving when upgrading. If you win the four-race championship, you get the next password.

You get a set amount of nitro boost to use during each race, although bonus nitros, money and instant speed-up token appear on many tracks. Hazards such as puddles, barriers and ramps are also frequent.

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Top Gear 2 Amiga CD32 Driving downhill
Top Gear 2 Genesis Title screen
Top Gear 2 SNES This mode select screen adjust your preferences to the race.
Top Gear 2 Genesis Main menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "Top Racer 2" -- Japanese title
  • "トップレーサー2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A thrilling little racer, nothing unique but the best of its kind on the SNES SNES Martin Smith (66857)

Critic Reviews

Game Zero SNES Nov, 1993 87.5 out of 100 88
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Mar, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Nov, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Game Freaks 365 SNES 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
Total! (Germany) SNES Dec, 1993 2.25 out of 6 75
GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Nov, 1993 33 out of 50 66
Génération 4 Amiga CD32 Dec, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Sega-16.com Genesis Feb 07, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Amiga Games Amiga CD32 Feb, 1995 60 out of 100 60

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Contributed to by Kabushi (202602) and Martin Smith (66857)