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Tranz Am is set in a post-apocalyptic world, placing you on the ruins of America. Eight Great Cups of Ultimate are scattered around the country, and you must collect these in your vehicle.

Fuel is in short supply, and you must drive over one of the fuel pumps to refill. Contact with trees costs you a life, as does contact with the Black Patrol Cars. The gameworld has an invisible border, which causes the car to reverse automatically, so watch out that this doesn't cause a crash. There is a map at the side of the screen, which locates the fuel and your car, but obviously not the Cups.


Tranz Am ZX Spectrum Trying to cross the borders of L.A. The city of Angels.
Tranz Am ZX Spectrum Another car chasing me and another cup
Tranz Am ZX Spectrum Crash nowhere.
Tranz Am ZX Spectrum <i>Knight Driver</i>, another name for a game using the "Knight Rider" merchandise.

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User Reviews

How we cruised the USA back in the 80’ies Nakre Nakresson (73) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Popular Computing Weekly Nov 17, 1983 36 out of 40 90
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1983 31 out of 40 78
Home Computing Weekly Aug 30, 1983 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Crash! Feb, 1984 Unscored Unscored
Happy Computer Aug, 1984 Unscored Unscored


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Cassette release

As well as releasing the game on cartridge, Sinclair planned to reissue it on cassette, but although a catalogue number exists for it, this edition has never been found and is one of the Holy Grails for Spectrum collectors.

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Martin Smith (76887) added Tranz Am (ZX Spectrum) on Sep 08, 2004