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Description

Race Formula-1 in several tracks while trying to beat a computer, or human opponent. Pay attention to your fuel and tires: It will be necessary to drive into a pitstop to swap them out and refuel. Tire damage is indicated by their colour; they start off black and become lighter as they take damage. Once they have turned white a collision will send the car off the track.

Six different tracks are available to race on including Brands Hatch and Vallelunga. Tracks can be played singly, or all together in a Grand Prix contest. When playing the Grand Prix this is scored in the same way as the real contest. Players can select how many laps they want to race and 3 different skill levels.

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Pitstop II Apple II Track options
Pitstop II PC Booter Gameplay (note the alternate CGA palette and background color)
Pitstop II PC Booter A race in progress (CGA Composite mode)
Pitstop II PC Booter Title screen (PCjr)

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User Reviews

An excellent 80s arcade-style Formula One racer for the C64! Commodore 64 Katie Cadet (10131)

Critic Reviews

Your Commodore Commodore 64 May, 1985 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Info Commodore 64 Mar, 1984 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1989 96 out of 100 96
Zzap! Commodore 64 Nov, 1985 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 May, 1985 37 out of 40 92
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jun, 1985 89 out of 100 89
Commodore User Commodore 64 May, 1985 15 out of 20 75
Nintendo Life Wii Aug 07, 2008 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Aug 26, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Tilt Commodore 64 Jul, 1985 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67

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Awards

  • ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
    • February 1991 (issue #41) - Included in the list Greatest Games of all Time, section Racing Games (editorial staff choice)
  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #75 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • May 1991 (Issue 8) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)
  • Happy Computer
    • Issue 02/1986 - #8 Best Game in 1985 (Readers' Vote)

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