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The signature of former champion Bill Elliott adorns one of the first few NASCAR racing games. There are six tracks, including favorites such as Watkins Glen and Talladega. The game is played through an in car view. Aerodynamic modifications and the drafting effect are incorporated. It features a practice mode as well as full races. Many brand name cars from Pontiac and Ford, fully customizable. Track details are flat shaded polygons. Instant replays are controlled by a VCR-style system.


Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge DOS In-car shot
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge DOS Typical screen if Bill Elliott wins the race. If you win, you get a different screen. If a fictional driver wins the race, no screen appears.
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge NES Going to the Pit Stop
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge DOS Car selection 3

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Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge Magazine Advertisement
Bill Elliott's NASCAR Challenge Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "האתגר האמיתי :NASCAR מירוץ" -- Hebrew spelling

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Critic Reviews

Video Games & Computer Entertainment NES Jul, 1991 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Power Magazine NES May, 1991 3.5 out of 5 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Dec, 1991 8 out of 12 67
Power Play DOS Dec, 1991 56 out of 100 56
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1991 51 out of 100 51 NES Jan, 2013 C 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) NES Jul, 1991 20 out of 40 50
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Copy protection

The game has some pretty annoying copy protection. A password book consisting of four pages was included with the game. In the book, pictures of race tracks were displayed with some random numbers next to them. When launching the game, a number would appear on the screen. You then had to look the number up in the password book and select the corresponding track from the screen.

There were only 15 tracks, but guessing was still not very rewarding. Big deal you say, just look up the track in the password book. Well, that was a bit of a problem. All information was printed in black ink on a dark red paper. This made it impossible to photocopy, but worse, it gave you a headache for the rest of the day because it was some damn illegible. You actually had to put your nose on the paper and painfully focus your eyes at such a close distance to make out the text.

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