Championship Pro Am

a game by Rareware
Genre: Racing
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 6.8/10, based on 2 reviews
User Rating: 6.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Championship Games
Championship Pro Am
Championship Pro Am
Championship Pro Am
Championship Pro Am

Put the pedal to the metal in an intense racing game from Trade-west. Championship Pro-Am is an action-packed racer with twists! Test your driving skill with 24 danger-filled levels and eight different track configurations. Choose from trucks, jeeps and cars before you begin. Launch missiles and bombs at your speeding competitors to slow them down, while you whiz past them to the finish line!

People say:

7.0

I liked the earlier versions of the Pro-Am theme for the 8-Bit machines. The better graphics and sounds help complement the game play on the Genesis, but the extra 16-Bit power doesn't really spruce up the action either. This is a fun and addicting game, nonetheless, and definitely and different kind of driver.

7.0

I liked the NES version and really expected to see a lot of improvement in the Genesis game. Unfortunately, it isn't there. The graphics could be a lot better as could the overall game. What's most important though is that It still is a fun game to play. With tons of levels, there is enough action for even the die-hard fan.

7.0

This is a fun game to play if you're in the mood for racing with an attitude. The graphics are good and the game play has all of the elements of the NES counterpart. The control is OK and the game gets intense in later levels. There are not any real enhancements other than in the visual and audio departments.

7.0

Championship Pro-Am really isn't anything spectacular as a conversion from the 8-Bit smash hit, but it is a solid game nonetheless. Very little has been added to this cool game, except better sounds and colors. If you liked the 8-Bit baby, you'll enjoy its 16-Bit brother. I am disappointed about the lack of major improvements.

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

You can keep your high-tech Formula One racers and your massive Indy cars. The hottest racing cars around are smaller than a shoe box! Championship Pro-Am is a breakneck Genesis version of the action-packed, NES car racing games RC Pro-Am I and II.

Like the Pros, you whip a small radio-controlled model car around 24 tracks against four computer- controlled opponents -- and you have a blast doing it!

Radio-Controlled Fun

Pro-Am's graphics are lean and mean, but they get the job done. A Car Cam follows your racer around the track, giving you a % overhead view. You can't see the entire track, which ups the challenge to your R.C. driving skills and gives a clear advantage to your CPU-controlled competitors.

ProTips:

  • Take the inside path through the curves.
  • To get ahead, bump other cars out of the way, or block their path.

Helpful on-screen info includes Laps, Speed, and an overhead view of the race track that monitors the pack as it tears up the road. Keep your eyes glued to the road, however, or this game will knock you out of the race!

Even though the car sprites and the scenery won't knock your socks off, the outrageous speed and response of your car to the controls give this game visual pizazz.

The game also supplements the auto-racing fun by mounting some simple strategic challenges. To keep on the championship path, you must soup up your car on the fly by picking up icon upgrades, such as Super Sticky Tires and Turbo Acceleration.

Championship Form

Pro-Am packs plenty of worthwhile racing entertainment into a single-player game, but this game cries out for the multi-driver challenge that unfortunately doesn't exist on the Genesis. But don't squeal about things that are out of your control, just have some radio- controlled fun with Championship Pro-Am.

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