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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.

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Toyota Celica GT Rally Amstrad CPC Toyota proudly presents...
Toyota Celica GT Rally DOS Racing through England... (EGA)
Toyota Celica GT Rally DOS Some snowy conditions in Finland (EGA)
Toyota Celica GT Rally DOS One of the loading screens (VGA)

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Jan, 1991 87 out of 100 87
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Feb, 1991 820 out of 1000 82
Amiga Action Amiga Jan, 1991 81 out of 100 81
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1991 72 out of 100 72
ST Format Atari ST May, 1992 65 out of 100 65
PC Joker DOS Jun, 1992 64 out of 100 64
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Jan, 1991 7.4 out of 12 62
Play Time DOS Oct, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1991 41 out of 100 41
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1992 39 out of 100 39

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Trivia

Slogan

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 British Touring Car Championship 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!', This commentary line was removed from the official BTCC season review video that year, but was featured on the 1998 video 'Murray's Motorsport Spectacular' and as of 2015 can be found on YouTube.

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