Vroom

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Released
Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Amiga
85
4.5
Atari ST
87
4.4
DOS
...
4.0
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Description

Vroom is a Formula 1 car racing game that can be played either in arcade or simulation mode. The main options screen allows you to select manual or automatic transmission, number of laps, and training, single race, or full season. The multiplayer option allows two players to race against each other on separate computers.

Each track, with different layouts and background graphics, includes many tight curves, steep grades and inclines, as well as tunnels and a pit stop.

The player-controlled car has working side-view mirrors, which allow you to view the actual action behind you, as well as a working speedometer and gear display.

The game features a colorful mix of 3D and 2D graphics, realistic sound effects, and blazing fast, smooth animations.

Screenshots

Vroom Atari ST
Vroom Amiga The title screen.
Vroom DOS Title screen
Vroom Amiga A tunnel part.

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Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Atari ST Oct, 1991 98 out of 100 98
Joystick (French) Amiga Apr, 1992 96 out of 100 96
Tilt Amiga Apr, 1992 19 out of 20 95
Génération 4 Amiga Mar, 1992 94 out of 100 94
Atari ST User Atari ST Dec, 1991 90 out of 100 90
The One for ST Games Atari ST Nov, 1991 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Feb, 1992 76 out of 100 76
Power Play Amiga May, 1992 70 out of 100 70
Power Play Atari ST Dec, 1991 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

Legacy

In 1993 Lankhor developed a game for Domark called F1, which was basically a rewrite of this game, the main new features being a split-screen 2-player mode, A1200 compatability, and a new Turbo mode which sped the game up by 50% (at the cost of losing some scenery). In 1995 Peakstar (who converted Road Rash to the Amiga) programmed a game called F1 World Championship Edition for Domark, which was essentially a rewrite of F1; ergo, it was a rewrite of Vroom.

Porting information

This version of the game was first created on the Atari ST and then ported to the Amiga, unlike other contemporary titles. Development began when the Amiga was not yet released. The first version of the game, as Wroom!, was released in 1986 on the Sinclair QL.
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