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Lotus Turbo Challenge v1.0

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Ranked as 599 on our top rated list with a weighted average of 6.72.

lotus.zip
Filename lotus.zip (Download)
Title Lotus Turbo Challenge v1.0
Description A fast-paced racing game presented from a second-person 3D perspective. You must complete each course while racing against the clock and avoiding opponent cars. There are six courses, each with different scenery and climatic effects.
Author Badja (badja@calc.org)
Category TI-83 Assembly Games (Ion)
File Size 15,441 bytes
File Date and Time Mon Nov 1 23:54:03 1999
Documentation Included? Yes
Source Code Included? No

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Review
Review by  Benjamin Stauffer
Reviewed on 2004-11-22
Attention span: 6/10 Long tracks, little replay desire.
Controls: 9/10 They're pretty good overall.
Implementation: 9/10 Good racing game, great graphics.
Overall: 8/10 Race fans, give this a test drive.

Lotus Turbo Challenge is a racing game for your calculator which is based on a game for the Amiga (Lotus Turbo Challenge 2). Simply put, it is one of the best racing games I have seen for the TI-83.

You have six tracks to choose from (you can't choose a track unless you beat the one before it, besides track 1) featuring a variety of themes: snow, rain, or a night storm. You have a certain amount of time to get to the next checkpoint. Once you do, your time gets increased, and you try to get to the next checkpoint. There are about 7-10 checkpoints (it varies for each level) before the finish line. Hitting other cars or the trees on the sides of the track slows you down. You ultimately want to beat all six tracks.

The graphics were very well-done, rain or snow falls on appropriate tracks; there's lightning on the storm course, and the background picture is adjusted depending (apparently) on the slope of the road. Each track has a different theme to its graphics (the desert course has cacti on the side of the road, the storm course has lightposts, the forest course has trees, you get the idea.)

There are a few issues, however. I found it hard to try a track all over again if I ran out of time just before the finish line. I never figured out why you slowed down when you hit another car, but the opponent didn't slow down at all. AI cars also make it through sharp turns with no problem at all. The snow and rain, although nice graphics, have no effect on the track whatsoever. The tracks are very long, so you can't expect a quick two-minute race when you have some free time. Finally, I don't have a burning desire to play tracks over again after I've beaten the game, again because they are so long.

These are only minor, however. This game is still the best racing game for the TI-83, and I recommend it to anyone who likes a good racing game.

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LOTUS.83P   3994
LOTUS.8XP   3996
LOTUS.TXT   2284
LOTUSDAT.83P   6279
LOTUSDAT.8XP   6279

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