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Description

This sequel to Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge is again a behind-the-car viewed racing game. The racing takes place in eight distinct circuits, with new surface and weather effects such as desert and snow. Later in the game, you must race through two-way motorways with oncoming traffic (incorporating civilian cars and trucks), and face tougher levels aided by speed and time boost pick-ups.

You are no longer racing directly against other cars or over laps; instead, racing is time-based as you have limited time to reach each checkpoint. Reaching each of these extends your time, and any remaining time is turned into bonus points if you successfully complete the track.

You have two cars at your disposal, which the game chooses automatically for each level. The Lotus Esprit from the original is joined by a Lotus Elan convertible, which is slower but has better grip, hence the loss of the word 'Esprit' from the title.

You can play through the set of tracks either in full-screen or (with another player) split-screen mode. On Amiga and ST the game allows you to link two machines, each of which can have two human players. If one player successfully completes one of the 8 courses, all players can continue onto the next one.

Screenshots

Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Amiga Motorway Course loading screen
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Amiga High Scores
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Amiga Two player split-screen mode
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Atari ST Driving in fog

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Alternate Titles

  • "Lotus Turbo Challenge" -- Genesis title

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User Reviews

The best of a stalwert racing series Amiga Martin Smith (75551)

Critic Reviews

CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1991 93 out of 100 93
The One for ST Games Atari ST Oct, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Computing Amiga Dec, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Format Amiga Dec, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Zero Amiga Dec, 1991 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jan, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 64 out of 100 64
Retroage Genesis Dec 27, 2009 6.3 out of 10 63
Sega-16.com Genesis Jul 29, 2010 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Copy protection

As well as having a copy-proof disk and a code-lookup manual routine, the game appears to feature a third method of protection, bordering on the subliminal. Listen very carefully on the aforementioned manual request screen on the Amiga version, and you'll hear a faint whisper ''Do not copy this game".

Awards

  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – #3 Best Sports Game of 1992 (Readers' Vote)

Contributed to by Corn Popper (69020), Terok Nor (30703) and MAT (222903)
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