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Ignition is an action packed racing game viewed from above and slightly behind the player. The cars on offer range from police car and VW Beetle to school bus and truck, each of which has its own strengths and weaknesses - trying to win with the bus, which involves blocking everyone behind the hideously slow vehicle for 3 laps, is perhaps the ultimate challenge.

Initially there are 5 tracks available, with practice and single race modes as well as full championship at 3 levels - winning each of the first 2 levels unlocks an extra track. They all have hazards running through them, and sections where you must make a split-second choice between the safer route and the risky but potentially rewarding one. Multiplayer can be done via network or by split-screen - in a break with convention the screen is split vertically rather than horizontally.


Ignition Windows Small, blue car must fight against the truck.
Ignition Windows The train won't yield.
Ignition Windows At last, you have limited nitro boost.
Ignition Windows I'll do anything to win!

Promo Images

Ignition Concept Art
Ignition Screenshot
Ignition Screenshot
Ignition Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "欢乐大飞车" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Fun Tracks" -- French title
  • "Bleifuss Fun" -- German title

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User Reviews

A great party game Windows grimbergen (462)

Critic Reviews

Pelit Windows Sep, 1997 85 out of 100 85
Reset Windows Nov, 1997 8 out of 10 80
PC Joker Windows Nov, 1997 78 out of 100 78
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct 01, 1997 77 out of 100 77
Power Play DOS Oct, 1997 75 out of 100 75
Power Play Windows Oct, 1997 75 out of 100 75
GameStar (Germany) DOS Oct, 1997 72 out of 100 72
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 72 out of 100 72
The Retro Spirit DOS Dec 23, 2009 3.5 out of 6 58
PC Zone Windows Aug 15, 2001 5 out of 10 50


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Game Engine

Runs on a custom-built engine called LISA (named after one of the team member's, Kalle's, cat).

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