Winning is surviving!
Gremlin Interactive is perhaps best known for its 8-bit games like Thing on a Spring and Monty Mole, or its later 16-bit hits like Zool, Premier Manager and Actua Soccer. Fatal Racing is one of their lesser known efforts but is well worth re-visiting, as its blend of high-speed driving and stunts stands up well even today. As is usual for the driving genre, the player chooses from a number of cars and then takes to a series of increasingly challenging courses littered with corkscrews, loops and jumps. There are several cups to compete in, each with some unusual features like corkscrews, twister jumps and even moving speedbumps. Also out on the track are a number of surprisingly smart AI-controlled drivers who will do their best to sabotage your efforts to cross the line first by driving the wrong way around the course or even smashing directly into you. Graphics and sound are understandably limited compared to today's racers but serve their purpose well enough. The advanced AI competitors require some strong tactical driving in order to beat, which adds depth, but it is the mixture of destruction and insane courses that really makes the game as addictive as it is and there is much fun to be had from causing as much devastation as possible.