Just another racing game? No this is THE racing game. Licensed to Electric Dreams from the top-selling Atari coin-op, SUPERSPRINT
lets one or two players compete head-to-head with a bird's eye view over eight gruelling tracks.
of challenge for your driving skills, with ramps to jump, opening and closing gates, hidden short cuts, over- and
underpasses, and banked turns.
There are random obstacles to avoid, and golden spanners to collect from the track which can
be traded for custom car features to enhance your vehicle's peformance.
Each race consists of a minimum of four laps. However, if players
beat the "drone" cars, the race continues on a new track, picked
at random from the available circuits.
The race is started by a waving, white flag. Steer your vehicle
using the left and right controls, and control its speed with the
accelerator. (Brakes are not provided!)
Hitting the circuit barriers at low speeds only causes a delay,
but on a high-speed impact your car explodes, and a replacement
is delivered, slung beneath a helicopter.
On some tracks there are underpasses where you will be steering "blind".
Other circuits feature gates which open and close, allowing brief access
to short cuts. Ramps enable you to leap over obstacles.
will appear on the track from time to time, to be collected or avoided. These
are as follows:
Golden Spanner: Collect three of these in one race to earn one custom car bonus
at the end of the race.
Bonus Score Pad: This contains a number which is added to the score of the driver
passing over it.
Oil Slicks: These cause the car to spin out of control.
Water Slicks: These cause the car to slow down.
Tornado: The high wind blows the car off course and into a spin.
At the end of the race, the winner´s circle is displayed with the rank, score
and best lap times for the first three cars past the chequered flag.
Press the space bar to move to the high score table. If your car has won a place on the table, you will
be prompted to enter your initials. Use "left" and "right" to select the letters, "accelerate" to enter
the initial. You may enter up to three intials.
Should any car collect three or more golden spanners during a race, the driver will be able to choose
a custom car feature from the bonus screen. For features are available, as follows:
Super traction (five levels)
Hihger top speed (five levels)
Turbo acceleration (five levels)
Increased scoring (one level)
Players choose the feature they require in the same way as tracks are selected at the start of the game: use left
and right to highlight the required option, then press accelerate to add the feature.