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Ignition is an action packed racing game viewed from above and slightly behind the player. The cars on offer range from police car and VW Beetle to school bus and truck, each of which has its own strengths and weaknesses - trying to win with the bus, which involves blocking everyone behind the hideously slow vehicle for 3 laps, is perhaps the ultimate challenge.

Initially there are 5 tracks available, with practice and single race modes as well as full championship at 3 levels - winning each of the first 2 levels unlocks an extra track. They all have hazards running through them, and sections where you must make a split-second choice between the safer route and the risky but potentially rewarding one. Multiplayer can be done via network or by split-screen - in a break with convention the screen is split vertically rather than horizontally.


Ignition Windows At last, you have limited nitro boost.
Ignition Windows I see stars!
Ignition Windows Explosion
Ignition Windows Main Menu

Promo Images

Ignition Concept Art
Ignition Screenshot
Ignition Screenshot
Ignition Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "欢乐大飞车" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Fun Tracks" -- French title
  • "Bleifuss Fun" -- German title

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User Reviews

A great party game grimbergen (462) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Jeux Oct, 1997 88 out of 100 88 1997 85 out of 100 85
Pelit Sep, 1997 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Reset Nov, 1997 8 out of 10 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct 01, 1997 77 out of 100 77
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1997 72 out of 100 72
CD-Action Jan, 1998 7 out of 10 70
The Retro Spirit Dec 23, 2009 3.5 out of 6 58
PC Zone Aug 15, 2001 5 out of 10 50


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Game Engine

Runs on a custom-built engine called LISA (named after one of the team member's, Kalle's, cat).

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robotriot (9068) added Ignition (Windows) on Jan 28, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Cavalary (10850) and robotriot (9068)