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Top Gear 2

MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
83
4.3
Amiga CD32
...
4.5
Genesis
...
4.2
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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.

Screenshots

Top Gear 2 SNES Title screen
Top Gear 2 SNES If the player crashes in some obstacle using high speed, the car will spin!
Top Gear 2 SNES The country selection screen allows you to continue a previous game
Top Gear 2 Genesis Engines

Alternate Titles

  • "Top Racer 2" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

A thrilling little racer, nothing unique but the best of its kind on the SNES SNES Martin Smith (63198)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) SNES Oct, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Game Zero SNES Nov, 1993 87.5 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Nov, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1994 78 out of 100 78
Game Freaks 365 Genesis 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Freaks 365 SNES 2000 7.5 out of 10 75
GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Sega-16.com Genesis Feb 07, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Génération 4 Amiga Jan, 1995 48 out of 100 48

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Contributed to by Kabushi (116364) and Martin Smith (63198)