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Turbo Cup

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Amstrad CPC
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Amiga
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Description

Based on sportscar and Paris-Dakar racer René Metge and his Porsche 944 Turbo, Turbo Cup is a racing game viewed from above and behind the car, in a forced perspective. Instead of the sand of the Dakar race, the game features four conventional French racetracks - Paul Ricard, Nogaro, Magny-Cours and Dijon-Prenois.

After completing a qualifying lap you race against 21 similar cars. Contact with cars from behind causes you to spin but does not affect your rival, although side-on contact is usually beneficial. There are hazards off the track to avoid, and hitting the grass at speed causes a spin.

Screenshots

Turbo Cup ZX Spectrum On the starting line
Turbo Cup Atari ST Spinning over the crest of a hill
Turbo Cup Atari ST Overshot a bit here
Turbo Cup Atari ST Easy right

Alternate Titles

  • "Turbo Cup Challenge" -- UK reissue title

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The Press Says

Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 98 out of 100 98
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 98 out of 100 98

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Trivia

This game represented an early 2-way licensing deal, as Metge’s racecar was sponsored by Loriciels. Some early copies included a limited edition 1:20 model of the car, while later copies included a form allowing this to be bought.
Contributed to by POMAH (31736), Hervé Piton (1594) and Martin Smith (63162)