Championship Run (ZX Spectrum)

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This racing game has a similar structure to Continental Circus, as in the first race you must finish no worse than 76th out of the 100 computer cars, but in each successive race, you must do more to qualify, although there are still 100 cars. You must be careful not to run off track, or into the other cars, as this causes the car to slow.

Your car has 3 gears, and you push fire while accelerating to go up a gear, and push it while braking to go down (which makes it harder to recover speed after an incident). The circuits are full of hairpins, traffic (not all of it in direct contest with you for position) and hills - rising over those can be precarious. The races are over 4 laps, and each lap's timing is displayed on screen, along with the distance left to complete this lap.

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Championship Run ZX Spectrum The game starts here. The car cannot move until all lights are green
Championship Run ZX Spectrum Load screen
Championship Run ZX Spectrum Another collision. This time it's one of the race leaders who's lapping me and hit me from the rear. The first I knew was when his car appeared beneath me!
Championship Run ZX Spectrum Action keys. There are 3 gears. The car will not move until a gear is selected.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Vector Championship Run" -- ST/Amiga title

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair Mar, 1992 84 out of 100 84
Your Sinclair May, 1991 68 out of 100 68
Crash! May, 1991 55 out of 100 55

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Martin Smith (66787) added Championship Run (ZX Spectrum) on Oct 28, 2004
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