Overtake (Atari 8-bit Cassette 50 Game 26)

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Another Cassette 50 game on the Atari 8-bit where the intro screen is actually more exciting than the game. This is getting to be a habit…

See the Commodore 64 version of Overtake
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Overtake
See the ZX81 Version of Overtake

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Overtake (Commodore 64 Cassettte 50 Game 26)

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How about a racing game so poor that you don’t even have to do a lap to win? Well Commodore 64 Cassette 50 has you covered with Overtake:

See the Atari 8-bit version of Overtake
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Overtake
See the ZX81 version of Overtake

Overtake (ZX81 Cassette 50 Game 26)

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“Right Mr Collins, welcome back to the Cassette 50 School of Motoring. Today you’re going to be overtaking some other cars.”

That sounds OK, I think I can handle that. But tell me how this is different to what we did when playing Motorway?

“It’s just different. Trust me. Will you trust me?”

OK, OK, I will. There’s no way you’d pull the exact same trick on me as before is there? Of course not. Off I go, see you back here in a few minutes…OH MOTHER OF GOD WHY CAN’T I SLOW DOWN AGAIN? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO THE BRAKES AGAIN?? OH FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK AGAIN!

CRASH.

AGAIN.

See the Commodore 64 version of Overtake
See the Atari 8-bit version of Overtake
See the Acorn Electron & BBC Micro version of Overtake

Overtake (Acorn Electron Cassette 50 Game 26)

Do you know what I like to do when a car in front of me is driving too slowly and I want to get past? I jump over it. I do. I somehow propel my car high in the air and hope that when I come down I don’t land on a different car. Because that would …

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Note: the BBC Micro version is identical to the Acorn Electron version

Do you know what I like to do when a car in front of me is driving too slowly and I want to get past?

I jump over it. I do. I somehow propel my car high in the air and hope that when I come down I don’t land on a different car. Because that would be bad for both me and the other driver and passengers.

I don’t think my way of overtaking is going to catch on.

See the Commodore 64 version of Overtake
See the Atari 8-bit version of Overtake
See the ZX81 Version of Overtake