Lombard RAC Rally (video game)

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Lombard RAC Rally
Lombard RAC Rally video game cover.jpg
Developer(s) Red Rat Software
Publisher(s) Mandarin Software
Platform(s) Atari ST, Amiga, MS-DOS
Release 1988
Genre(s) Racing

Lombard RAC Rally is a 1988 rally computer game developed by Red Rat Software and published by Mandarin Software (an imprint of Europress).

The game was based on the same rally (under the earlier sponsors' names) as the later Network Q RAC Rally games, and was the first of a series of related games published by Europress. It was released for the Atari ST,[1] Amiga[2] and MS-DOS[3] formats.

The game prominently featured an animated driver, seen from behind moving the steering wheel, with the road seen through the car's windscreen.

Speed Run[edit]

Speed Run
Speed Run Atari.jpg
Developer(s) Red Rat Software
Publisher(s) Red Rat Software
Composer(s) Janette R. Armstrong[citation needed]
Platform(s) Atari 8-bit computers
Release 1988
Genre(s) Racing/Rallying

Lombard RAC Rally's developers (Red Rat Software) also released a superficially similar game called Speed Run for the Atari 8-bit computers[4] which featured the same animated driver, but far more simplistic through-the-window graphics and gameplay. (Early adverts for Speed Run also mentioned an Atari ST version,[5] but do not make clear whether that proposed version later evolved into Lombard RAC Rally instead.)

Lombard RAC Rally (Commodore Amiga version)
Speed Run (Atari 8-bit computers)
Lombard RAC Rally (Commodore Amiga version), left and Speed Run (Atari 8-bit), right