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Spirit of Speed 1937 (Windows)

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A slight change from the normal excessive number of F1 games out there, Spirit of Speed 1937 was an attempt to put you into the driving seat of some of the oldest, and well known, racing cars of the early-century. Take control of one of the 1930s cars and race it out around tracks, many of which are no longer available for professional competitive racing.

Whilst being a nice attempt to add some sparkle to a tired genre, many aspects of the game feel either wrong or awkward. Yes, the steering wasn't as nice on the old cars, but in simulating this the gameplay has become much harder. And why do all the cars shine as if made of polished chrome? A good attempt, but not one that rose to the surface of the day's gaming titles.


Spirit of Speed 1937 Windows Here an easy scenario has been selected. The game has a mission briefing type of screen for each one.
Spirit of Speed 1937 Windows This is an easy race around the French countryside
Spirit of Speed 1937 Windows Here another scenario at Brooklands race track has been selected and the new poster is 'pasted' over the poster for the last scenario attempted.
Spirit of Speed 1937 Windows Before each scenario a period style poster is displayed, very art deco

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Power Unlimited Feb, 2000 8.8 out of 10 88
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 08, 1999 16 out of 20 80
Power Play Jan, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2000 71 out of 100 71
Spel för Alla Jan, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania.de Dec 23, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Dec 22, 1999 50 out of 100 50
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2000 44 out of 100 44
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 2000 42 out of 100 42


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While the LJN Entertainment brand was mainly used by Acclaim Entertainment to get around Nintendo's limitation on the total number of titles a single publisher could release on the NES, it was brought back specifically for the release of this game. Why they did that, however, is still unknown.

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Kic'N (4220) added Spirit of Speed 1937 (Windows) on Feb 20, 2001
Other platforms contributed by quizzley7 (21180)