Automobili Lamborghini

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Automobili Lamborghini
Automobili Lamborghini - North American box art
North American Nintendo 64 cover art
Developer(s) United StatesEurope Titus Software
Japan Taito
Publisher(s) United StatesEurope Titus Software
Japan Taito
Platform(s) Nintendo 64
Release date(s)
  • JP May 29, 1998
  • NA November 30, 1997
  • EU December 1, 1997
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Distribution cartridge
For the motor company, see Lamborghini.

Automobili Lamborghini is a 1997 racing video game developed and published by Titus Software for the Nintendo 64. It is a successor to their earlier Lamborghini American Challenge.

In 1998, an improved version titled Super Speed Race 64 (スーパースピードレース64?) was released in Japan only. This version was distributed by Taito, presented as a successor to their Speed Race series from the late '70s and early '80s. Improvements include a new difficulty level, the ability to freely customize controls, the introduction of weather, actual pictures of various models of Lamborghini with their names displayed before the demo screen, and other minor changes.

Gameplay[edit]

A screenshot of Automobili Lamborghini gameplay on Nintendo 64.

Automobili Lamborghini is an arcade-style racing game similar to the Ridge Racer or Need for Speed (early) series. There are 4 modes of play: Arcade, Championship, Single Race, and Time Trials. Arcade and Championship consist of a series of races and is where the game's various cars can be unlocked; Single Race is a practice mode in normal racing conditions (configurable), while Time Trials is a single player race against your best times.

To challenge these modes, the game features eight vehicles that resemble actual supercars: the two default cars, representing the Lamborghini Diablo and the Lamborghini Countach; and six unlockable cars won by beating the six configurations of championships, representing the Porsche 959, the Ferrari F50, the Ferrari Testarossa, the Dodge Viper, the McLaren F1, and the Bugatti EB110.

In what could be considered a landmark, Automobili Lamborghini was one of the first console games to allow both four player and AI opponents simultaneously.

Reception[edit]

IGN gave Automobili Lamborghini a rating of 7.0 out of 10 overall, despite criticism about the choice of music and the graphics being "devoid of roadside detail".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN Reviews: Automobili Lamborghini

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