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Continental Circus (ZX Spectrum)

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Description

The home conversions of Continental Circus lack the full-on 3D and special glasses of the arcade version, but retain the essential gameplay structure. The first race is in Brazil and features 100 cars, and requires you to finish in the top 80 in order to qualify for next race. As you work through the 8 races the size of the field steadily decreases, but so does the worst acceptable finishing position to qualify.

The car has high and low gears, and is susceptible to damage from contact with another car. Once you hit a car or a piece of the trackside scenery you will be called into the pits - fail to make it back, or hit another car, and you will crash and lose several seconds.

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Continental Circus ZX Spectrum The game helpfully indicates just how good / bad the lap was. Here the player failed to complete a lap
Continental Circus ZX Spectrum Load screen and credits
Continental Circus ZX Spectrum Hi-score table. The game alternates between this and the game menu.
Continental Circus ZX Spectrum The first circuit, Brazil. To progress the player must qualify higher than 80

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The Press Says

Crash! Oct, 1989 90 out of 100 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Your Sinclair Nov, 1989 60 out of 100 60

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Martin Smith (63156) added Continental Circus (ZX Spectrum) on May 17, 2005
Other platforms contributed by FatherJack (35348), Kabushi (121659), Martin Smith (63156) and koffiepad (10021)