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Windows - 1997

Alt names 欢乐大飞车, Bleifuss Fun, Fun Tracks
Year 1997
Platform Windows
Released in United States (1997)
Germany (1998)
Netherlands (2000)
Worldwide (2017)
Worldwide (2022)
Genre Racing / Driving
Theme Automobile, Off-Road / Monster Truck, Track Racing
Publisher Interplay Entertainment Corp., Virgin Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
Developer Unique Development Studios AB
Perspectives 2D scrolling, Diagonal-down
4.51 / 5 - 71 votes

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Manual, patch and fix available

Description of Ignition

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One of the best racing games ever made, Ignition is a wonderfully addictive game that strikes a perfect balance between awesome visuals and solid gameplay.

The description of the game on the official site says it all about what you can expect from this underdog: "You're about to enter a world of no-holds-barred auto racing - life in the really fast lane. Across exotic countries and around some of the most punishing race tracks ever devised you'll have to conquer a variety of other vehicles in a nitrous sprint for the finishing line.

But if you think that racing lines, pit stops and aerodynamic car design is the way to win one of these races, then you're in for a serious surprise. Out on these race tracks you must use all means at your disposal to win - if that means ramming someone off a 200ft cliff then so be it - they shouldn't have got in your way. The brave survive and the weak well, they end up as jam on the Tarmac. Which is kind of poetic if you think about it.

How you approach each of the races in Ignition is entirely up to you, but remember - if you decide to play fair you're sure to get nudged into the nearest river. Learn the tracks, pick your vehicle wisely and drive in the most devious manner you can and you might, just might, win."

Sounds ambitious, right? For once, the hype is real: Ignition features extremely well-designed tracks that never lose their appeal. You will jump out from waterfalls, across chasms, or over huge steeps, select your route at forks in the roads, race along the railway and airport runway, all this, while watching out for tumbling boulders, tornados, and other calamities. There are eleven exotic vehicles for you to choose from, including a police car, school bus, or even monster truck.

Single, two-player splitscreen, and multiplayer options are available for four different race modes: championship, single race, training and pursue mode. While not cutting-edge, the game's graphics are top-notch. Transparent skidmarks, smoke, sparks, weather effects like snow and rain, and amazing water effects are some of the best ever in a racing game. In contrast to most power-hungry 3D games nowadays, Ignition is optimized to look great and run smoothly on Pentiums without 3D cards. Keyboard, joystick, and steering wheel are supported, with very intuitive controls that take only a few minutes to learn.

With super-fast 3D engine, excellent graphics, and some of the best tracks ever designed, Ignition is a proud entrant to our Hall of Belated Fame that will keep racing fans occupied for hours on end. Two thumbs up, way up!

Note: Users with Voodoo 2 cards need to download the patch from the Documentation/Extras box below to make the game work with your card.

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

Ganesan 2023-08-16 0 point

Thank you for the nice files.

mw 2021-03-11 0 point

Addictive indeed.
I discovered this funny comic style racing game around 2000 and played it whereever I had time and access, especially on business trips to Japan in the lab - I LOVE IT: the dynamics are cool, the views great, the many landscapes and scenery full of funny details. Simple, but so cute and well animated, considering its age, almost 1/4 of a century!!

Only caveat: on my 2014 Intel 877 processor laptop the game radomly crashes or gets stuck at any time - haven't found the proper tweak so far.

mer 2018-01-01 2 points

for the win 3dfx version, use dgVoodoo glide-wrapper (google it)

mer 2018-01-01 -1 point

to play the dos rip version, you might need to mount an audio cd (any will do), otherwise it tends to get stuck at the beginning with a black screen.

Ebwallibabwoule 2017-12-10 1 point

Forgot to mention only the DOS version works for me, so use Glide wrapper + DOSbox!

Ebwallibabwoule 2017-12-10 0 point

This game can be played with zeckensack's Glide wrapper (3dfx support, google it).

This game brings back nice memories!

Gorkhmaz Aliakbarli 2017-12-07 0 point

I played this game! Since when I was a kid!!

zubb 2017-03-09 2 points

installed and try'd but wont start, gives black screen and dies off.

Mart 2017-02-19 2 points

I actually have the original CD somewhere.. :D thought I'd dl it instead though. It starts full screen and only 1/3 of the screen shows. Tried ALT+Enter it but then the window turns black and the sound dissappears. Help.. I want to play this game! I loved this game as a kid

andi 2016-11-15 3 points

wooow. i had so much fun with this game when i was a kid :D

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Game Extras and Resources

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ManualEnglish version 624 KB (Windows) PatchPatch 6.56 for Windows English version 322 KB (Windows) Fix3DFX Patch English version 341 KB (Windows) FixAllows to launch the game on 64 bits OS English version 341 KB (Windows)

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