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Description

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.

Screenshots

Ignition Windows Traffic.... in midnight?
Ignition Windows I'm not as fast as the train.
Ignition Windows Crunch
Ignition Windows Small, blue car must fight against the truck.

Promo Images

Ignition Screenshot
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

PC Jeux DOS Oct, 1997 88 out of 100 88
PC Jeux Windows Oct, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania.de DOS 1997 85 out of 100 85
PC Action (Germany) DOS Oct, 1997 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Windows Oct, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Joker Windows Nov, 1997 78 out of 100 78
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Oct 01, 1997 77 out of 100 77
CD-Action Windows Jan, 1998 7 out of 10 70
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Windows Aug 01, 2015 4 out of 6 67
The Retro Spirit DOS Dec 23, 2009 3.5 out of 6 58

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Trivia

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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