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Toyota Celica GT Rally

MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
...
2.6
Amiga
72
2.8
DOS
...
2.2
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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 Oops, a crash (VGA)
Toyota Celica GT Rally DOS Racing through England... (EGA)
Toyota Celica GT Rally Atari ST Toyota logo
Toyota Celica GT Rally DOS One of the loading screens (VGA)

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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
Australian Commodore and Amiga Review Amiga Apr, 1991 79 out of 100 79
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1991 79 out of 100 79
Amiga Action Amiga Apr, 1992 78 out of 100 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) ZX Spectrum Jun, 1991 76 out of 100 76
Amiga User International Amiga Feb, 1991 66 out of 100 66
ST Format Atari ST May, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1991 41 out of 100 41

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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 (66247), Martin Smith (63169) and LepricahnsGold (74405)