|Editor Rating:||6.3/10, based on 2 reviews|
|User Rating:||6.0/10 - 1 vote|
|Rate this game:|
In this original Atari racing title you put your driving skills to the test as you burn rubber in your Formula One racer around the twists and turns of a variety of tracks, which are either pre-designed or personally customized by you. For an extra adrenalin rush simply grab some friends and a few Comlynxes and you're ready to take on up to five additional players. Rev up those Lynxes it's time to hit the road and go for the Checkered Flag.
Download Checkered Flag
The best handheld auto racing game is here! Atari pulled out all the stops for graphics, sound, gameplay, and challenge in Checkered Flag, a mean, lean, 16-bit horse-powered machine!
Leader of the Pack
Checkered Flag leaves other first person perspective racing games in the dust, thanks to a primo assortment of options, which enable you to make the game as challenging and entertaining as you wish. Race Options feature Practice rounds, Single Heats, or Tournament play (eight consecutive races). There are 18 beautifully illustrated courses. You can race zero to nine annoying drone racers. Run one to ten laps or try grueling 20-, 30-, 40-, or 50-lap marathons. Pick either an automatic, a 4-speed, or a 7-speed transmission, and select from 10 different color combinations for your car. You can even pick the sex of your driver!
The graphics and the gameplay are outstanding! Each course features breath-taking color and detailed scenery as you race through deserts, cities, and mountains. You'll love all the extra little touches such as billboards advertising hot Lynx games! The sound effects are clear, and you'll be amazed when the digitized announcer's voice yells "Gentlemen, start your engines!"
The controls are extremely responsive, especially the shifting, which is sometimes problematic in other racers. Dual rear mirrors heighten the realism as you actually see cars pull up or pass behind you. The onscreen overhead race course map is large, clear, and unobtrusive.
Checkered Flag is a winner. One of the best features is the option to Comlynx with up to five other players, a feat no other racing game for any video game system can match! This excellent racing simulator will appeal to players of all caliber. Definitely check out Checkered Flag!
- Since there are no pit stops, hit Pause if you want to take a breather or study the overhead map.
- Ease off the gas pedal or downshift around turns. Never hit the brakes or you'll have to shift up all over again!