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Checkered Flag (video game)

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Checkered Flag is a 1991 racing video game, for the Atari Lynx handheld game console which was developed and published by the Atari Corporation. This version of the game can support up to six players.

A remake of Checkered Flag was made for the Atari Jaguar in 1994. Unlike in the Atari Lynx version, the game features the option to change the color of a player's car in addition to the ability to modify the weather conditions.

A sequel was originally planned for the Jaguar under the name Checkered Flag 2, but the game was redesigned and retitled "Redline Racing",[1] and later still ported to the Jaguar CD and released as World Tour Racing. Destination Software also planned to release a Game Boy Advance version of the title around 2005, but it was canceled before it was released.[2]

Gameplay

Indy-style racing game. Similar to SEGA's Virtua Racing.

Atari Lynx version

The Atari Lynx version of Checkered Flag was released in 1991, and was used as a pack-in game with the system in the Australian and European markets at some point in the system's life. It received a perfect 10 score from Robert A. Jung of IGN.[3] The 2-D graphics of the Lynx version were reminiscent of early Atari 2600 hit Pole Position with several improvements.

Atari Jaguar version

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Box art for the 1994 Atari jaguar version.

The polygonal graphics of the Jaguar version were reminiscent of an earlier Atari arcade hit Hard Drivin' from 1988, however by the time this game was released in 1994, it looked very outdated compared to SEGA's more polished Virtua Racing.

Checkered Flag was released in November 1994 for Atari's Christmas campaign, alongside Doom, Club Drive, and Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story.

Reception

GamePro gave the Jaguar version a mostly negative review, criticizing the lack of multiplayer, the poor controls, and the outdated graphics, commenting that "Although it's designed for a 64-bit system, CF looks like a 16-bit game." However, they did compliment the realistic engine sounds.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Making the Jaguar Roar". GamePro (59) (IDG). June 1994. pp. 20–21. 
  2. ^ V-Rally/Checkered Flag entry, IGN.com.
  3. ^ "Checkered Flag, Robert A. Jung takes a look at Atari's outstanding racing hit for Lynx.". IGN.com. July 6, 1999. 
  4. ^ "Checkered Flag Low on Fuel". GamePro (IDG) (68): 113. March 1995. 

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