Super Cars II - Manual
For SUPERCARS II the creators of LOTUS ESPRIT TURBO CHALLENGE have taken the
original features of Supercars and added a vast array of new features and
choices. These have made this the best ever overhead racing game available
on home computer.
As you begin each season, you will have a set amount of money, and a
Supercar. Throughout the season you will need to re-invest your winnings to
buy a better Supercar and weaponry in order to keep your place in the
In the races, a player must finish in the top five in order to score points
and win money. If the player fails to finish in the top 5, then the player
will be disqualified and will be prevented from completing the season.
During the races, a player is allowed to use any means at their disposal,
such as missiles, rams, barriers or anything, to advantage to first place.
Beware though, you're not the only one with weapons. Your position when you
finish a race will determine your starting position for the next, which will
be in reverse order to your finishing position. Finish first, for example,
and you will start the next race in tenth position, finish ninth and you
will start the next race in second, and so on.
MAIN OPTION MENU
On loading the game the player will be presented with the main options menu,
on which the following choices will be offered. Move your joystick up and
down to highlight the option you wish to change, and then move it left and
right to change it. Press 'Fire' to exit.
Easy Medium or Hard
There are three levels of difficulty, each made up of seven different
tracks. If you haven't played the game before we suggest that you start on
the easy level. On the hard level both tracks and other drivers are more
dangerous than in the earlier stages. When you are for the more difficult
levels, choosing them will give you a more powerful and better armed car to
start the level with.
There are three different types of circuit:
3. Rocks and heather.
Each type of circuit will effect the handling of your Supercar in different
ways. We'll leave it for you to find out just how the handling is effected.
NUMBER OF PLAYERS
There is a one or two player option. Choosing the one player option will
present you with a full screen game, whilst two player will show the game in
split screen mode.
Under this option there is a line which reads "PLAYER ONE". To enter your
name simply move the pointer over this line and type your name. This is
followed by the control method option, which allows you to choose between
pressing "FIRE TO ACCELERATE", and "FIRE TO BRAKE". In fire to accelerate,
removing your finger from the fire button will act as a brake, and with the
fire button to brake, acceleration is automatic, and pressing fire will brake
the car. Try both options to choose the best for you. The "FIRE TO BRAKE"
option allows for harder braking, for example, which you might or might not
This offers the same options as player one, with an additional one offering a
choice of joystick or keyboard controls. The relevent keyboard keys will be
If you are in two player mode, then there is a choice of two methods of
playing the game. In order to progress to the next race, a player must
finish in the top five. In two player mode, you are offered a choice of both
drivers forward if only one driver finishes in the top five, or just
carrying forward the driver that just finished in the top five, and thus
ending the game of the other driver.
Left. Turn left.
Right. Turn right.
Forward. Activate front weapon.
Backwards. Activate rear weapon.
Fire. Accerate of brake, depending on mode
The following keys correspond to the appropriate joystick controls
Z. Turn left.
X. Turn right.
REPAIRING YOUR SUPERCAR
Following a race, a section will appear which allows you to repair damage to
your supercar, and load up with fresh missiles and weapons for the next race.
The first one will allow you to repair your supercar. If you dont wish to
carry out any repairs, click 'OK' to go to the next screen
On the repair screen you will find a list of repairs available to you. If
you can afford a repair you want simply move the pointer over it and press
fire. A damage bar at the bottom of the screen will indicate how effective
the repair has been. You can carry out as many repairs as you can afford.
Once you have done all the repairs you want to do click on 'OK' to move onto
the next screen. In two player mode, both players will fix their Supercars
in turn before moving onto the next screen, the trade screen.
THE TRADE SCREEN
On this screen there are five icons at the bottom, "BUY","SELL","OK","FRONT"
and "REAR". There are a few rules here. First you must choose "FRONT" or
"REAR" , which will decide where there weapon will be on your Supercar, and
what joystick move/keypress will bring it into action,. You are only allowed
two different types of weapons per race, but the only limit on the number of
any particular type of weapon you buy is the money you have.
Picking wether "BUY" or "SELL" will put you into the appropriate mode.
Clicking on any item will allow you to buy or sell. You can only buy an
item if you have enough money. If you are selling missiles then the price
you are offered will not be as high as the shop selling price. Prices do
fluctuate quite dramatically sometimes, and it is possible with a little
practice to actually speculate. Buying a load of missile when then are very
cheap, and then selling them back once their price has increased for
example, will increase the funds available to you.
Counters will indicate the price, and how many missiles you currently have.
The equipment that you will be offered is:
FRONT MISSILES: Missiles that will shoot straight out in front
of you until they hit something. Pretty
accurate , but they can be dodged with a little
REAR MISSILES: As above, but they remove the opposition behind
HOMING MISSILES: Very deadly. They will home in on the nearest
car to you, and blast it to pieces.
SUPER MISSILES: This one rotates round your car Supercar
destroying anything that gets close to you.
MINES: These are dropped onto the track, and will
explode after a few seconds, destroying anything
that is in close proximinity.
TURBO BOOST: This will give your Supercar a massive but
short lived turbo boost. It will allow you to
jump over a car infront of you, or to jump a
bridge even if you cant get a run up.
ARMOUR: Provides you with some protection against the
rigourous onslaught from other vehicles. It is
available in three grades, each obviously more
effective then the last.
BATTERING RAM: Again available in three levels, this will
allow you to damage and destroy other vehicles
by smashing into them.
ENGINE TURBO: This will increase the top speed of your
Supercar, and again available in three grades.
Clicking on "OK" will leave this screen.
These will appear randomly after a race, featuring the following people:
Department of Transport Inspector, Policeman, Enviromental Health Officer,
Journalist, Sponser and Solicitor. In each instance, they will ask you a
question, and you will be offered a choice of three answers. Choosing the
correct answer will increase your points or money, or will reduce a fine.
It's up to you to work out which are the correct answers.
Typed By HYPERION. Edited by PARASITE.