Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge

Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge
Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge
Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge
Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge

The third game in the series combined the gameplay aspects of its predecessors, allowing players to choose between racing opponents of Lotus Turbo Challenge or the arcade-like time trials of Lotus 2. The two-player option was retained and the music selection feature returns (Patrick Phelan's soundtrack to Lotus III spawned many modern remixes). Lotus III also added a third car - a concept Lotus M200 automobile - and allowed the player to choose which one to race with. The game recycled most of the graphics from Lotus 2, but added a number of new sceneries. 

Licensed by the classic British car company, this game featured 2 modes of play - one has you racing against 19 computer rivals (with witty names such as Alain Phosphate and Crash-Hard Banger), and the other pits you against the clock.

There are 13 different types of races, ranging from Motorways to night-time to sections punctuated by roadworks, and some are lap-based with others being simple A-B. 2 players could play on a split screen mode.

The game's crowning glory, however, was the RECS editor, which allowed you to create courses of your own, with theoretically millions possible.

See Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge Pages:

Wikipedia Page Lotus Series Wikipedia Page Wikipedia Page Gremlin Grpahics Wikipedia Page YouTube Channel YouTube Channel

 

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Genre: Racing, Driving

Platforms: Amiga, Atari ST, DOS, Genesis

Game Modes: Multiplayer, Single Player, Split Screen

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85%

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