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Days of Thunder (ZX Spectrum)

Days of Thunder Screenshots

ZX Spectrum version

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum Load screen by Mr Pixels

Load screen by Mr Pixels

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum The game is either controlled by a Kempston joystick or a keyboard. Whether the player answers Yes of No the next screen is the credits, there is no key redefinition option

The game is either controlled by a Kempston joystick or a keyboard. Whether the player answers Yes of No the next screen is the credits, there is no key redefinition option

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum The Credits screen

The Credits screen

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum The game starts with the Daytona race. Here is the driver pulling up at the garage / pit stop

The game starts with the Daytona race. Here is the driver pulling up at the garage / pit stop

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum before the race there's a picture/map of the track. The small white dot on the lower straight is the players car alone on the grid

before the race there's a picture/map of the track. The small white dot on the lower straight is the players car alone on the grid

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum The start of the qualifying lap

The start of the qualifying lap

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum Pits ahead - though the exit ramp is not obvious. They're not needed anyway as the car's in tip-top condition as shown by the lower right schematic

Pits ahead - though the exit ramp is not obvious. They're not needed anyway as the car's in tip-top condition as shown by the lower right schematic

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum There's been some contact with the track wall and the offside tyres have turned blue to indicate this. When there is contact the game makes a brief hissing sound.

There's been some contact with the track wall and the offside tyres have turned blue to indicate this. When there is contact the game makes a brief hissing sound.

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum More contact and now all tyres show pink on the schematic

More contact and now all tyres show pink on the schematic

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum After pink the tyre's colour changes to red, then yellow and finally white. After that any further contact results in a crash with the car spinning along the track

After pink the tyre's colour changes to red, then yellow and finally white. After that any further contact results in a crash with the car spinning along the track

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum Having qualified the player then enters the race. Is Daytona the 'World Centre of Racing'? Here there are many cars on the starting grid and the players position is indicated by a blinking spot.

Having qualified the player then enters the race. Is Daytona the 'World Centre of Racing'? Here there are many cars on the starting grid and the players position is indicated by a blinking spot.

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum Daytona race starts, there's no indication its a 12 lap race until the very beginning

Daytona race starts, there's no indication its a 12 lap race until the very beginning

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum The race is underway. The player must change gear. If the stick is pressed forward then the gear changes up, if its pulled back then the gear changes down. The gear graphic is in the lower left corner

The race is underway. The player must change gear. If the stick is pressed forward then the gear changes up, if its pulled back then the gear changes down. The gear graphic is in the lower left corner

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum This is what the payer sees after a crash. There's the spinning car graphic followed by this

This is what the payer sees after a crash. There's the spinning car graphic followed by this

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum The race is followed, naturally enough, by the race results which scroll upwards.
This is then followed by the Series Cup race results which scrolls through the totals so far

The race is followed, naturally enough, by the race results which scroll upwards. This is then followed by the Series Cup race results which scrolls through the totals so far

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum There's no repeat of Daytona, the game moves on to the next track which is Phoenix

There's no repeat of Daytona, the game moves on to the next track which is Phoenix

Days of Thunder ZX Spectrum Lining up for the Phoenix International race. Its a 14 lap race round an oval track, how hard can that be....

Lining up for the Phoenix International race. Its a 14 lap race round an oval track, how hard can that be....