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Space Racer (ZX Spectrum)

Space Racer Screenshots

ZX Spectrum version

Space Racer ZX Spectrum This screen displays as the game loads.
Just before the game is ready to play it turns into a monochrome black and yellow picture

This screen displays as the game loads. Just before the game is ready to play it turns into a monochrome black and yellow picture

Space Racer ZX Spectrum The game starts with the player driving up to the start line. A 3 - 2 - 1 - countdown starts the race

The game starts with the player driving up to the start line. A 3 - 2 - 1 - countdown starts the race

Space Racer ZX Spectrum Using the Sinclair Joystick, forward takes the player higher, down goes lower, the FIRE key accelerates and the space bar fires. Going higher also seems to mean going slower

Using the Sinclair Joystick, forward takes the player higher, down goes lower, the FIRE key accelerates and the space bar fires. Going higher also seems to mean going slower

Space Racer ZX Spectrum Dramatic cornering animation

Dramatic cornering animation

Space Racer ZX Spectrum Just hit a mine of some kind. No damage though just a sooty cloud

Just hit a mine of some kind. No damage though just a sooty cloud

Space Racer ZX Spectrum It is possible to go so high the racer is off the screen

It is possible to go so high the racer is off the screen

Space Racer ZX Spectrum A computer controlled racer tries to overtake and crashes into a sign

A computer controlled racer tries to overtake and crashes into a sign

Space Racer ZX Spectrum A change of scenery

A change of scenery

Space Racer ZX Spectrum After a crash, in this case into a pylon, the racer restarts from the same point and gives a cheery one or two fingered to the scenery

After a crash, in this case into a pylon, the racer restarts from the same point and gives a cheery one or two fingered to the scenery

Space Racer ZX Spectrum I think this is the end of the race. 
The racer stopped. All the energy lights are flashing randomly, and a computer controlled racer just flew by and crashed.

I think this is the end of the race. The racer stopped. All the energy lights are flashing randomly, and a computer controlled racer just flew by and crashed.

Space Racer ZX Spectrum If left alone for long enough the game goes into a demo mode which shows lots of riders happily competing together - not a shot being fired

If left alone for long enough the game goes into a demo mode which shows lots of riders happily competing together - not a shot being fired