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In the early nineties, the Jaguar XJ220 was the fastest serial-produced car ever. Core Design acquired the right to build a game around it, in a move to counter Gremlin's immensely successful Lotus series.

Just like Lotus, Jaguar XJ220 is viewed from behind the racer. There are 32 tracks all over the world, with varying road conditions and animated weather conditions such as rain and fog in England, snow in Switzerland, and tumbleweed crossing the street in Egypt. You race your Jaguar in a constructor grand prix, with opponents running for Porsche, Ferrari and other famous makers. Between races, you must mend the damage your car has sustained, which eats up your prize money. Background music is selected through a dashboard CD player, which also features some rather uninspiring radio stations.

The game can also be played in a two-player split-screen mode and features a track editor for when you tire of the built-in courses.


Jaguar XJ220 Amiga Overview of the tracks in Brazil
Jaguar XJ220 Amiga Select the next racing destination
Jaguar XJ220 Amiga Winners of the race
Jaguar XJ220 SEGA CD Music is selected before a race in a CD player interface.

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Amiga Action Amiga Jun, 1992 98 out of 100 98
Mean Machines SEGA CD Apr, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Joker Amiga May, 1992 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Format Amiga Aug, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Play Time Amiga Jun, 1992 77 out of 100 77
TodoSega SEGA CD Sep, 1993 76 out of 100 76 SEGA CD Apr 13, 2009 7 out of 10 70
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jun, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Mega Fun SEGA CD Aug, 1993 64 out of 100 64
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SEGA CD Jun 26, 2006 5 out of 10 50


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Cancelled Atari ST version

A version for the Atari ST was in development, but was never finished. Andrew Buchanan started to port the Amiga code to the ST in June 1992, but was pulled from the project in August to work on Darkmere: The Nightmare's Begun. Unfinished development versions were released on the Guardians Of The PaST website in 2009.

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