Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge
Copyright/Publisher: Gremlin Graphics,
Release Year: 1990,
Genre: Racing Sports, Number Of Players: 1 or 2
This superlative conversion of the now-legendary Amiga game retains all the high speed
thrills with superfast 3-D, complete with hills and up to six other cars on screen.
If solo games are fun, two-player ones are incredible. The split-screen view enables
such dubious tactics as slamming on the brakes in front of your opponent to bump him
to a halt.
Both drivers push each other to the limit, weaving around computer cars, scraping corner
kerbs and even gambling on shorter refuelling stops in the pits.
A fascinating twist is that one of the players must finish in the top ten, so both
qualify for the next circuit. Three skill levels comprise a total of 32 tracks, the harder
ones strewn with rocks, boulders, slippery oil and water pool. Long-term challenge is
provided by a World Championship.