It is the Year 2201 and the world's media converges upon the X-255 solar system
to witness the live final of the Interstellar Autocrash Championship.
By the end of the twentieth century, no travelling circus was complete without the obligatory fairground attraction, bumper cars. Clamber into a small electrified
car and attempt to navigate a crowded area of cars without bumping into the others.
No-one would have imagined how this harmless pastime might mutate over the course
of the next 200 years...
That game is now a Fight To The Death, played in a coliseum by modern gladiators.
Its combatants come from the farthest corners of the Universe, and are eagerly
watched by millions of spectators. The atmosphere is so thick you could cut it with
a knife. Many of them perish but one will overcome.
Your mission is to become the Champion by eliminating all of your opponents in
thirteen knock-out stages.
To do this you must collide against the side of their vehicles with enough force
that you throw them out of their car and into the air. Once you have achieved this,
you should get into the empty car (or any other vehicle that is unoccupied) and
run over the despatched enemy.
If you manage to run over all the enemies in a stage, you will proceed to the next
Beware - your opponents will be attempting exactly the same strategy upon you,
so keep your eyes peeled!
As stages progress, the readiness of your vehicle and the skills of your opponents
You start the game with three lives, and each stage offers you two
opportunities to get into any unoccupied vehicle if you are thrown out of your own.
Some stages offer additional pickups that are awarded when driven through.
Beware of the electrified track walls - if you hit them, it will slow you down and
cost you precious time.
To successfully throw your opponent from his vehicle, you must examine the acceleration level of your own. You will not succeed until it is near maximum, so you will need to build up speed by circling the coliseum before attempting the final ram. If your opponent is also travelling fast, you may find that you cannot reach him, as the top speed of each vehicle is the same. If so, you will need to circle and attempt to cut him up.
If he is not travelling very fast, a ram at near-top speed should prove effective.
After you have passed the qualifying rounds, the enemy vehicles become "turboed", meaning that they move from stationary to top speed instantly. You will probably want to dump your vehicle as quickly as possible and exchange it for a "turboed" one!
The number of other vehicles with which you must contend increases throughout the phases. They may even attempt to work together to take you out.
On certain stages, you must kill the other combatants in a certain order. In this case, an arrow points to the one you must attack next.
O - Left, P - Right, Q - Up, A - Down
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