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Has anyone ever beaten this game?

 

No matter how many times I played it, or how good I got

I never got past the first level.

 

Does everyone else think this game was too hard? If it

only added 10 seconds I probably could have gotten

past track one....damn bouncing balls....

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It's hard, but I think I managed a couple of levels if I remember correctly. Long time since I played it! I hated that the music started at the beginning when you stopped into something. (Or do I remember incorrectly there too? I am getting too old)

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IIRC playing it on US NTSC machines is nearly impossible, as the game timing is based on the (slower clock) 50Hz European PAL standards and therefore plays too fast on NTSC :?:

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I remember playing it a few times around the age of ten, it was my nephews game. I'm pretty sure I couldn't get past the 1st level anyway.

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From memory, i managed to get England and Australia sussed but never quite completed America...

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It is impossible on NTSC machines due to clock differences :(

 

Neat game - kinda looks like they ripped off the Pole Position map generator and added a new level of complexity!

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It is impossible on NTSC machines due to clock differences :(

 

No wonder I remember this game being hideously difficult...

 

Wonder how hard it would be to disassemble it and create an NTSC version that runs at the correct speed. Maybe I'll give it a shot.

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It was a mongrel of a game, but had some revolutionary techniques for graphics like the rendered intro and PMG overlays for tunnels.

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Has anyone ever beaten this game?

 

Yeah I remember completing it back in the good ol' days.... Takes lots of practice!

 

As I recall there are three countries, each one has a number of stages and there is a fork junction at some point in each country so there are six possible end points.

 

The ending is a real anticlimax though as there is just a feeble ascending sound, the windscreen blacks out and you return back to the start menu.

 

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Terrific answers guys, thanks!

 

Now I don't feel so bad that I couldn't beat it!

I remember hitting nothing, and still couldn't make

it to the tunnel, thought maybe I wasn't taking

every curb as break-neck as I should....

 

Too bad the climax was such a disappointment,

but I'm thankful to know what it is since I'll never

beat it on my machine....

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Wow, I can't believe there is a thread on this game. Always thought it was a little obscure. I had this one for the Commodore and don't remember getting far in it. I do remember the cool intro morph of the track and the nice deep sound. I also remember the game being CHEAP. :)

 

I'll have to fire this one up on the Atari to compare.

 

~telengard

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