Stunt Car Racer, PC

The MS-DOS version of Geoff Crammond‘s classic racing game, Stunt Car Racer, was converted by Tim Ansell and published by Micro Style in 1989. It is another excellent version of this influential driving game.

The EGA graphics lack a bit of colour and look more like those in the 8-bit versions than the Amiga and Atari ST versions, but in general the graphics are fast, smooth and work well in the context of such a simple (but absorbing) game. It has the same intermission screens as the Amiga and ST versions, so is a hybrid of the 8-bit and 16-bit versions when it comes to the presentation.

The controls in DOS Stunt Car Racer are very responsive and this version is great fun to play overall. If you run it in DOSBox you’ll find the highest frame rates of any of the official versions, which makes it one of the best to play now.

The only downside is that there isn’t a VGA version with more colour (at least that I’m aware of), but otherwise this is a great conversion of a fantastic game – well worth seeking out and playing today.

More: Stunt Car Racer on Wikipedia

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