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7 January 2007

Turbo Car

 in 1987,Sports — bunnzy

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Hehe oh yes, Turbocar. A very basic game, but fun nonetheless.

Your standard racing game, in spanky 80’s colours. The aim is to reach the end as fast and as safely as you can. You are given a time limit, and have to reach the next level before it expires, or you lose a life.

This game gets quite hard quite fast. I found that I could never get very far without crashing into an oncoming car. You gradually get to memorise where and when the cars come, and then you get further into the game. But I still have to say it’s very hard. You start of with a few trucks to overtake, then sometimes another car will come, and you have to pull in to avoid a head-on collision. The cars that are oncoming get more frequent and a lot faster, as well as the number of trucks and other cars you have to overtake. The time limit makes things a little harder, so you can’t take it’s slow and safe, you have to hoon to get to the next level. I think a signpost passing by shows a level.

The controls are simple for this game; you accelerate pressing shift, and steer left and right with the left and right arrows. Suprisingly enough the up and down arrows let you change up and down a gear, that’s quite cool for an older game to let you do gear changes. Of course, you might notice that there are no brakes? Don’t you worry, to run this baby you need to hold down the shift full-time, and when you let go of it, it slows down very fast.

It’s a great game to play, and a lot of fun. Was very hard to find, so I’m glad we’ve got it. It was one of those games I had on my computer when I was younger, and I totally enjoyed it 🙂

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  • Designed by: Doug Ross

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