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Game #2408
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Lotus III    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Sport   Racing

Rating: 8.87 (609 votes)

Lotus III box cover

Lotus III screenshot
Third part of Magnetic Fields' great arcade-style racing game series, the only one converted to the PC. And what a great conversion it is. Really refreshing! Although the last part of the series is the worst in my opinion. The most obvious new feature of the game is a track generation system called RECS. Never liked it a lot, but it's very easy to create different tracks with nevertheless.

Obviously the developers were very enthusiastic about it, as they said in the manual: "The most startling addition, however, is the stunning RECS system, which will give you access to a practically infinite number of different tracks. [...] It's straightforward, easy and instant – and like all the features of the earlier Lotus, it's so good that other software houses will be featuring it in their games in about six months time." Hehe, I don't recall any game that used the system later on ;) Lotus III doesn't work on my PII, but runs fine on my old 486SX, so you may need to tweak fast machines a bit to play this one (see the FAQ for more details).

Reviewed by: Rob

Designer: Andrew Morris & Shaun Southern
Developer: Magnetic Fields
Publisher: Gremlin
Year: 1993
Software Copyright: Magnetic Fields
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Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Lamborghini: American Challenge, Street Rod 2, Speed Haste

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