Jaguar XJ220 (video game)

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Jaguar XJ220
Jaguar XJ220
Cover art
Developer(s) Core Design
Publisher(s) Core Design
Platform(s) Amiga, Sega Mega-CD
Release date(s) Amiga
Mega-CD
  • JP 26 March 1993
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Two player
Distribution Floppy Disk

Jaguar XJ220 is a pseudo-3D racing game released by Core Design for the Commodore Amiga and Sega Mega-CD in 1993. The car featured is the eponymous Jaguar.

Overview[edit]

The game takes place in a series of championship races across 12 different countries, with three races in each. The player starts in England but must decide which country to race in next, which costs the team various amounts. The player can also choose to repair damage to the car.

Track editor[edit]

One feature in this game which was quite unique at that time was that you could create your own track, using the edit mode within the game. The game also featured a two player mode similar to the Lotus challenge games.

Reception[edit]

Jaguar XJ220 received good reviews. Amiga Action rated the game 98% and praised the intuitive gameplay and the inclusion of a track editor.[1] CU Amiga noted that the quantity of detail that is in the game sets it apart from other racing games. Detail such as options, control using the mouse or joystick, track editor and manual or automatic gears. The magazine also noted the high quality sound, which includes an in-game CD player with a choice of six tracks.[2] The One Amiga rated the game 85% and said that Jaguar XJ220 is an essential purchase, as well as it being better than the racing game that was popular at the time, Lotus II. The magazine said that the game was the best arcade-style racing game available.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Steve (June 1992). "Jaguar XJ220 Amiga Action review". Amiga Action. 
  2. ^ Keen, Steve (June 1992). "Jaguar XJ220 CU Amiga review". CU Amiga (EMAP). 
  3. ^ Douglas, Jim (June 1992). "Jaguar XJ220 The One Amiga review". The One Amiga (EMAP). 

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