Grand Prix Circuits
Formula 1 games are still a powerhouse in modern gaming, they have stood the test of time since before the 90s with the pixelated imagery and distorted movements. One which was ahead of its time is Grand Prix Circuit. This first-person racing game comes as a mash-up of arcade racing and realism, adding a few twists and challenges in the harder difficulties.
Of course as a dos game, its 2D, but for a game released in 1988, the graphics are good and quite possibly on a league of its own when you compare with games released the same year, or even a few years after.
Soon as the game loads, the game displays a welcome screen that reads “Accolade Presents” followed by the credits and then a picture of a formula 1 racing car. You can either select “Practice Mode”, “Single Race”, or “ Championship”, enter your name, select a difficulty level, and Play.
There are a variety of tracks to choose from named after different places which include Brazil, Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, Monaco, and Detroit. You can select your car from 3 choices, Ferrari, Mclaren, and Williams, each with information provided about the speed, the engine type, tires, etc. You have to pass a qualifying round where you test the circuit alone without competitors before engaging in any race or championship.
Grand Prix Circuit is one of those games that leave indelible marks in people who have played. From the fun tracks to the monophonic music, many remember the feeling of playing this game like it was yesterday. If you’re looking for a game to walk down memory lane, which exemplifies true dos gaming without trading off the fun, this is one to go for.
Accolade was founded in USA in the year 1984. The company was founded by people who originally left Activision. They however created many successful titles and series mainly from racing category like Test Drive or Grand Prix series.
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