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With disregard for a background story, Funcom Dublin offers a Wipeout-esque mix of racing and driving at a very fast pace. Completing laps within the allotted time does not suffice, you also need to destroy a certain amount of vehicles. Contrary to the aforementioned title, you drive ordinary racing cars, if you count out the mounted weapons. These include mines, concussion missiles, smart bombs, heat-seeking missiles, lasers and firewalls. Some are provided by taking out enemies, but power-ups, time bonuses, energy, armor and a handicap that turns the screen upside-down, can also be collected.

Five cars are available, with different statistics and built-in weapons. The initially weak weapon is soon replaced when you collect upgrade icons. To activate these, you have to complete a bonus stage after which you can also save your game. To add to the game's length, each of the twelve tracks, based on the settings "city", "mountain" or "space", has three variations: reverse, at night or the combination of the two. Other features include a small diagram showing approaching cars to time your mines, and pumping electronic tracks to match the game's pace.


Impact Racing SEGA Saturn A few more hits will get him out of the way
Impact Racing SEGA Saturn Producer
Impact Racing SEGA Saturn Title/Developer
Impact Racing SEGA Saturn High Score default screen is a play on the developer names JVC and FUN COM DUBlin

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Alternate Titles

  • "インパクトレーシング" -- Japanese spelling

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SuperGamePower SEGA Saturn Nov, 1996 4.2 out of 5 84
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Nov, 1996 80 out of 100 80
Gamezilla PlayStation 1996 74 out of 100 74
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 7.2 out of 10 72
Video Games PlayStation Jun, 1996 71 out of 100 71
Mega Fun PlayStation Jun, 1996 68 out of 100 68
NowGamer PlayStation Jul 01, 1996 5.4 out of 10 54
IGN PlayStation Nov 25, 1996 5 out of 10 50
Joypad PlayStation Jul, 1996 50 out of 100 50
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Mar 21, 2020 D- 16


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