Michael Andretti's Indy Car Challenge

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Michael Andretti's Indy Car Challenge
Michael Andrett's Indy Car Challenge
Japanese cover art
Developer(s) Bullet Proof Software
Genki[1]
Publisher(s) Bullet Proof Software[2]
Composer(s) Takane Ohkubo
Platform(s) Super Famicom/Super NES
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Arcade-style racing[1]
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer (up to 2 players)

Michael Andretti's Indy Car Challenge (マイケル・アンドレッティ インディーカーチャレンジ?)[3] is an arcade-style racing video game that is sponsored by Michael Andretti.[4] It was released exclusively for the Super Famicom/SNES in North America and Japan.

Gameplay[edit]

The game features Champ Car (now called IndyCar) action.[4] There are many modes of play including single race, season mode, and the option to disable the sound and/or music. One or two players can join in on the action.

Each track features its own hints in a section called "Michael's Advice". The game is roughly based on the 1994 CART World Series season and the viewpoint is from a third-person perspective.[4] It is possible for the expert player to achieve a speed of 251 miles per hour or 404 kilometres per hour at the level that is supposed to represent the 1994 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.[5] Lap times in this game are noticeably slower than in real life. For example, an experienced player can do a lap at the Indianapolis race in almost 43 seconds.[5] Meanwhile, the lap record for the Indianapolis 500 was set at 38 seconds by former American IndyCar driver Eddie Cheever during the 1996 Indianapolis 500.

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 2.5/5 stars
GamePro 4/5 stars

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Release information". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2008-06-04. 
  2. ^ "Michael Andretti's Indy Car Challenge". super-famicom.jp. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Japanese title". SuperFamicom.org. Retrieved 2008-07-28. 
  4. ^ a b c "Basic game overview". MobyGames. Retrieved 2011-02-21. 
  5. ^ a b "Fastest lap for Indianapolis Motor Speedway/fastest straightaway speed". GameFAQs (VinnyVideo). Retrieved 2012-03-28.