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This racing game comes with a novelty - instead of the more conventional vehicles, it sets you riding a sidecar in a game with realistic and arcade elements. The circuits are based on real ones, although the opposition (of which there are 9) are known simply by first names such as David and Paul.

The display appears to use real 3D, with some fairly terrifying directional changes, although it doesn't tilt as you turn. A full map of your position relative to your rivals is presented at the top of the screen. Crashes cause gradual engine damage, reducing your initial 140mph top speed by a slight amount each time - you'll also lose time as you rejoin. Before each race you must set a qualifying lap, which allows you multiple attempts.

The game has a built-in track editor.

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Combo Racer Atari ST Taking a corner, with the track map obscuring the view slightly
Combo Racer Atari ST Maybe not....
Combo Racer Atari ST The list of drivers, obviously before a race has happened
Combo Racer Atari ST Gone from last to first in one lap - maybe this is a bit easy

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jul, 1990 88 out of 100 88
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1992 85 out of 100 85
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1990 83 out of 100 83
Génération 4 Amiga Apr, 1990 79 out of 100 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jul, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Sep, 1990 9.4 out of 12 78
Amiga Joker Amiga Mar, 1990 71 out of 100 71
ST Format Atari ST May, 1992 61 out of 100 61
Power Play Amiga May, 1990 48 out of 100 48
Amiga Power Amiga May, 1991 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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