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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.


Turbo Cup Amstrad CPC High Scores...
Turbo Cup Amstrad CPC Collision...
Turbo Cup ZX Spectrum On the starting line
Turbo Cup Atari ST Spinning over the crest of a hill

Alternate Titles

  • "Turbo Cup Challenge" -- UK reissue title

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Génération 4 Amiga Dec, 1988 98 out of 100 98
Génération 4 Atari ST Dec, 1988 98 out of 100 98
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Atari ST Dec, 1988 81 out of 100 81
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Jan, 1989 796 out of 1000 80
The One Atari ST Dec, 1988 78 out of 100 78
Raze Amiga Mar, 1991 70 out of 100 70
ST/Amiga Format Atari ST Jan, 1989 70 out of 100 70
Raze DOS Mar, 1991 70 out of 100 70
Raze Atari ST Mar, 1991 70 out of 100 70
The Games Machine (UK) Atari ST Jan, 1989 54 out of 100 54


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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.
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