This video is a review and demonstration of Grand Prix Circuit which was a DOS game made by Accolade that was released in most countries in 1988. It was loosely based on the 1988 Formula One series. In it you could choose to drive one of 3 differ...
This video is a review and demonstration of Grand Prix Circuit which was a DOS game made by Accolade that was released in most countries in 1988. It was loosely based on the 1988 Formula One series. In it you could choose to drive one of 3 different cars to race on 8 of the 16 tracks that featured in that years championship.
Like many people who owned a PC in the late 80's and early 90's I had this game. In fact I got rather good at it, perhaps in part because I was a mad keen Formula One follower at the time (which will probably become evident as I do make a few references to the venues and cars of the time. Perhaps I also became good at it because when I should have been studying for my exams I was instead trying to beat my best lap times!!!
I recently became re-acquainted with this game and it took me little time to remember the little tricks that went with doing a good lap time. In this video I discuss the game, do a 5 lap demonstration race from the back of the grid including a pit stop, and lastly demonstrate a one lap dash during a practice session in which I set a new club lap record for Monaco for DOS Game Club.
If you like the old DOS games then check out DOS Game Club and consider checking it out and joining. It works rather like a book club in that a game from the DOS era is picked, members play the game and discuss it in the forums for a month and then there is a broader discussion at the end of the month as part of a podcast. All the podcasts are still on the website including the one on Grand Prix Circuit in which one of the brothers who are believed to be the unofficial world record holders for the lap records in the game joined in on the discussion. https://www.dosgameclub.com