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A vague descendant of Super Sprint with a mass of features, and one of the last multi-format games to have roots on the Amiga.

A multitude of cars are available, ranging from F1 cars and Sportscars to Minis and VWs were on offer, with the option to have up to 8 of these on more powerful machines - with up to 3 different models of car. You could link 2 Amiga 1200s (or faster) and use them to display the track across 2 separate screens. There were two novelty options of sorts as well - motorized cows, and the chance to have the cars pulling caravans as you race - using the caravan to push an opponent off-line was a skill worth mastering.

24 circuits are provided, all of them with walls around them to ensure crash-bang-wallop racing, and most of them have parts which cross with other parts, making collisions possible if you're much ahead of (or behind) other cars (fortunately there's no car damage). They can be raced forwards or backwards - perhaps the first game with this feature available. You could either run single races, or one of the in-built championships - one for each car, across a specially selected set of tracks.

The customizable nature of the game goes even further - the number of laps can be set, as can the colour and power of the cars. As you repeatedly race a track, the markings on the course are eroded by the cars running over them.


Super Skidmarks Genesis Race end scores. The player with the fastest lap gets one additional point.
Super Skidmarks Genesis Four player action!
Super Skidmarks Genesis Choosing a championship.
Super Skidmarks Genesis Look at them running...

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Alternate Titles

  • "Skidmarks 2" -- Alternate title

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Mean Machines Dec, 1995 85 out of 100 85
Video Games Nov, 1995 78 out of 100 78
Mega Fun Nov, 1995 76 out of 100 76 Jan 02, 2012 7 out of 10 70


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Skidmarks Racer

Acid briefly produced a magazine-on-disk called Skidmarks Racer, sent out freely to all subscribers, containing improvements to the program disk as well as a design-a-car competition. The disc received by at least one of those subscribers had the Skidmarks Racer label, but actually contained a full copy of Super League Manager, which was also distributed by Guildhall Leisure, instead.


  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1996 – Best Sports Game in 1995 (Readers' Vote)

Jason Walker (1776) added Super Skidmarks (Genesis) on Sep 17, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (209503) and Martin Smith (66801)