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  • 4.33 out of 5 (6 votes)
    Indianapolis 500 (pc game)
  • Alternative title: indy 500
  • Genre: Racing, Car simulation, Other competitions
  • Software house: Papyrus
  • Year: 1989
  • System: DOS
3 out of 5

Famous American race simulation

Indianapolis 500 is virtually a computerized version of the Indianapolis 500 mile race that is set every year in Indianapolis, USA. It's an old AMIGA adaptation from 1989 (similar to Daytona USA and is true to the real thing as it is considered as one of the first true simulations in history. As in the real race, you have 33 cars to choose from and to be even more realistic, you can choose the ability to realistically set up the car, and any changes made to the car directly affect how it handles itself on the track. You can choose the 10, 30, 60 and 200 lap race. You play the game in a first person view and have a realistic enough feel to the game while racing. The game looks good enough and plays good, but the sound that should be the car engine running is more like an awful midi wail, which made me turn off my speakers after less than half a minute. Otherwise, there are no other sounds. Well, besides the sound problem, Indianapolis 500 is a very good and very authentic Indianapolis 500 simulation. It won't really get you thinking like you're really there, but it's a fun way to spend a few hours.

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