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Toyota Celica GT Rally

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
72
2.8
ZX Spectrum
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Atari ST
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Description

A detailed recreation of rallying licensed from Toyota Great Britain. Driving on gravel, asphalt and ice is involved, with each race made up of a series of short stages to complete. After each stage, your times are compared with those of your rivals, whose names are subtly changed from the real drivers of the day. Up to four human players can be involved, taking it in turns.

As visibility is sometimes low, and the exact curvature of a corner isn't always obvious from the apex, a co-driver is provided to give pace notes. These can be adjusted before you take to the track, specifying what is defined as 'hard left' and how early the warning should be given.

The steering sensitivity can be adjusted, and you can choose between automatic centering, and a push-the-opposite-way-to-centre mode, but more unusual is the option to race with the steering directions reversed - definitely one for advanced players.

Screenshots

Toyota Celica GT Rally DOS Title screen (VGA)
Toyota Celica GT Rally Amiga Some snowy conditions
Toyota Celica GT Rally Amstrad CPC Start your engine
Toyota Celica GT Rally Amiga One of the game menus

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The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Apr, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jan, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jan, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 78 out of 100 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1991 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Joker Amiga Jan, 1991 71 out of 100 71
ST Format Atari ST May, 1992 65 out of 100 65
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1992 64 out of 100 64
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1992 39 out of 100 39
Génération 4 DOS Jun, 1992 38 out of 100 38

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Trivia

Toyota's advertising slogan of the time, 'the car in front is a Toyota', was used within the game. Unfortunately for Toyota, it was soured in a Touring Car race at Silverstone in 1993, in which their 2 cars collided (while running first and second!), causing one to end up on its roof. Veteran commentator Murray Walker was on duty that day, and exclaimed 'the car upside down is a Toyota'!
Contributed to by Xoleras (66218), Martin Smith (63136) and LepricahnsGold (78189)