Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 is the second game in the Lotus arcade racing trilogy; it was developed by Magnetic Fields and published by Gremlin Graphics in 1991 for the Amiga and Atari...
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 is the second game in the Lotus arcade racing trilogy; it was developed by Magnetic Fields and published by Gremlin Graphics in 1991 for the Amiga and Atari ST. It was also ported to Genesis and Acorn 32-Bit, and it was followed by Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge in 1992.
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 takes up the mantle of the original and keeps with many of the features. The game is a street racing game and has the same third-person perspective used in the first one. It also includes weather hazards, obstacles, and opponents. However, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 makes many changes, including better graphics, opponents in new colors, racing against traffic flow, and changing from placing races to timed ones. While you do have opponents, your goal is not to finish first, but you need to hit certain checkpoints within a set amount of time to advance. Unfortunately, there are no vehicle choices, and you only race in the Esprit during even number levels and the Elan SE in odd number levels. The tracks come in a range of environments ranging from snowy to city to mountainous. There is no soundtrack; you are treated to the ambient sounds of your vehicle as you race.
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 was very well received upon release and offered a pure classic racing experience. With plenty of options to choose from, you can fiddle around and set the game to your liking. You can also grab a friend and go head-to-head.
Review by: Tasha
Published: 3 May 2018 6:30 am