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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.


Slot Car Racer ZX Spectrum Oddly, its only after setting up two players, making controller choices and defining the action keys, the game now asks if the player(s) want to design a new circuit
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 The first action in designing a track is to pick a place to start. The game always starts with a straight piece and used the driving action keys for on-screen navigation
Slot Car Racer ZX Spectrum This did not take long to construct, three to four minutes at the most.

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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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Computer Gamer Mar, 1987 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Mar, 1987 7.4 out of 12 62


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