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Description

Scalextric is a one or two player racing game based on the popular Hornby slot care racing system.

The game is a simple two car, split screen racing game. Cars cannot come off the track but they do lose speed when driving along the track edge or when skidding in the chicanes.

Cars can crash, a crash is when one car hits another from behind at a speed that's in excess of 20 mph. In a crash such as this the car that's behind automatically loses the race. However if the cars are level the race does allow one driver to move sideways to push the other player out of the way, either to make passing easier or to distract the other player.

Each race can be for one or two players and when racing against the computer the player an select one of three difficulty levels to play against. Races can be from 1 to 99 laps long and the player has a choice of racing on one of the 2 supplied circuits or they can design their own.


Screenshots

Slot Car Racer ZX Spectrum With both players names entered the game then asks what controllers are to be used. If the player answers 'Yes - I have a joystick' then the game asks if its a Kempston, Sinclair or a cursor
Slot Car Racer ZX Spectrum On the starting grid in Brazil. The scenery is marginally different here
Slot Car Racer Commodore 64 After a little reworking the circuit is finished
Slot Car Racer ZX Spectrum Now it's possible to race on my own track, terrific!

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Alternate Titles

  • "The Computer Edition of Scalextric" -- Manual title
  • "Scalextric: The Computer Edition" -- UK title
  • "Leisure Genius presents... Scalextric: The Computer Edition" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Computer Scalextric" -- Copyright title

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Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1986 78 out of 100 78
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 7.4 out of 12 62
Computer Gamer Amstrad CPC Jun, 1987 54 out of 100 54
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1987 Unscored Unscored

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Contributed to by piltdown_man (181395) and Kabushi (244679)