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A slight change from the normal excessive number of F1 games out there, Spirit of Speed 1937 was an attempt to put you into the driving seat of some of the oldest, and well known, racing cars of the early-century. Take control of one of the 1930s cars and race it out around tracks, many of which are no longer available for professional competitive racing. The game is a single player race around historic tracks in a single race or a full circuit.


Spirit of Speed 1937 Windows The race track selection screen. The list of available tracks is to the right of centre. Selecting any one beings up a video sequence showing what it's like to drive plus a map and description.
Spirit of Speed 1937 Windows The race selection screen. In addition to single races ans tournaments there are lots of scenarios which are a bit like missions but in a racing context
Spirit of Speed 1937 Dreamcast Check out the life-like crowd
Spirit of Speed 1937 Windows Here an easy scenario has been selected. The game has a mission briefing type of screen for each one.

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Spirit of Speed 1937 Screenshot
Spirit of Speed 1937 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "The Spirit of Speed" -- In-game title

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User Reviews

Plays like a game from 1937. Dreamcast (1089)

Critic Reviews

Power Play Windows Jan, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Spel för Alla Windows Jan, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Dreamcast Aug, 2000 57 out of 100 57
Gaming Age Dreamcast Sep 05, 2004 C 50
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2000 44 out of 100 44
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jan, 2000 42 out of 100 42 Dreamcast Aug 10, 2000 7 out of 20 35
Mega Fun Dreamcast Aug, 2000 32 out of 100 32
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 2 out of 10 20
Joypad Dreamcast Sep, 2000 2 out of 10 20


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While the LJN Entertainment brand was mainly used by Acclaim Entertainment to get around Nintendo's limitation on the total number of titles a single publisher could release on the NES, it was brought back specifically for the release of this game. Why they did that, however, is still unknown.

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