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Description

This third-person racing game resembles Gremlin's earlier Lotus series, in terms of its general look and feel, right down to the text font used in the game. Your task is to race through 16 countries, each of which features four races, with many real-world circuits recreated in incongruous locations (such as the Monza layout in Ayers Rock, and the old Hockenheim in Vancouver).

These four-race blocks each represent their own mini-championship, in which you race against 19 cars, needing to finish in the top 10 to continue, and with the top 6 scoring points 10-6-4-3-2-1, and the respective amount of money in thousands. This can be spent on various upgrades, ranging from engine to tires (wet and dry) and from shocks (front, side and rear) to gearboxes. The ideal approach is to buy the more expensive versions ASAP, as you get no saving when upgrading. If you win the four-race championship, you get the next password.

You get a set amount of nitro boost to use during each race, although bonus nitros, money and instant speed-up token appear on many tracks. Hazards such as puddles, barriers and ramps are also frequent.

Screenshots

Top Gear 2 SNES Select your car color and other parts in this menu. Total customization!
Top Gear 2 Genesis You can change the color of your race car
Top Gear 2 Genesis Every 4 races you receive a password
Top Gear 2 SNES Finishing in the 1st position: the exact moment!

Promo Images

Top Gear 2 Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 65 (December 1994)

Alternate Titles

  • "Top Racer 2" -- Japanese title
  • "トップレーサー2" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A thrilling little racer, nothing unique but the best of its kind on the SNES SNES Martin Smith (67698)

Critic Reviews

Game Players SNES Nov, 1993 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) SNES Mar, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Joker Amiga CD32 Nov, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Consoles Plus SNES May, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Mega Fun SNES Nov, 1993 75 out of 100 75
GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Nov, 1993 33 out of 50 66
Génération 4 Amiga CD32 Dec, 1994 60 out of 100 60
Génération 4 Amiga Jan, 1995 48 out of 100 48

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Contributed to by Kabushi (243631) and Martin Smith (67698)