Jaguar XJ220 (video game)

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Jaguar XJ220
Jaguar XJ220 Amiga.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s)Core Design
Publisher(s)Core Design
Designer(s)Jason Gee, Mark Avory, Mark Price
Composer(s)Martin Iveson
Platform(s)Amiga, Mega-CD
Mode(s)Single player, Two player

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


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.


Jaguar XJ220 received good reviews. Amiga Action rated the game 98% and praised the intuitive gameplay and the inclusion of a track editor.[3] 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.[4] The One Amiga rated the game 85% and called it an essential purchase, better than its popular competitor Lotus II. The magazine said that the game was the best arcade-style racing game available.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Sega CD Pro Review". GamePro. No. 42. United States: IDG. January 1993. p. 77.
  2. ^ "Review: Jaguar XJ220". Mean Machines Sega. No. 7. United Kingdom: EMAP. April 1993. pp. 40–42.
  3. ^ White, Steve (June 1992). "Jaguar XJ220 Amiga Action review". Amiga Action.
  4. ^ Keen, Steve (June 1992). "Jaguar XJ220 CU Amiga review". CU Amiga. No. 28. EMAP. pp. 65–66. Retrieved 24 April 2016.
  5. ^ Douglas, Jim (June 1992). "Jaguar XJ220 The One Amiga review". The One Amiga. EMAP.

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