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Description

Tranz Am is set in a post-apocalyptic world, placing you on the ruins of America. Eight Great Cups of Ultimate are scattered around the country, and you must collect these in your vehicle.

Fuel is in short supply, and you must drive over one of the fuel pumps to refill. Contact with trees costs you a life, as does contact with the Black Patrol Cars. The gameworld has an invisible border, which causes the car to reverse automatically, so watch out that this doesn't cause a crash. There is a map at the side of the screen, which locates the fuel and your car, but obviously not the Cups.

Screenshots

Tranz Am ZX Spectrum A black car is chasing me, nice sign to
Tranz Am ZX Spectrum <i>Knight Driver</i>, another name for a game using the "Knight Rider" merchandise.
Tranz Am ZX Spectrum Driving around the country, watch out for those trees.
Tranz Am ZX Spectrum I dunno what these are but they look like picnic baskets.

User Reviews

How we cruised the USA back in the 80’ies Nakre Nakresson (70) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Popular Computing Weekly Nov 17, 1983 36 out of 40 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1983 31 out of 40 78
Home Computing Weekly Aug 30, 1983 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Cassette release

As well as releasing the game on cartridge, Sinclair planned to reissue it on cassette, but although a catalogue number exists for it, this edition has never been found and is one of the Holy Grails for Spectrum collectors.

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Martin Smith (62978) added Tranz Am (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 08, 2004