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Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge

DOS - 1993

Also available on: Genesis - Amiga - Atari ST

Alt names Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge for your PC, Lotus II: R.E.C.S., Lotus III: The Ultimate Challenge, Lotus III, Lotus II
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand
Genre Racing / Driving
Theme Arcade, Automobile, Licensed Title, Street Racing
Publisher Gremlin Graphics Software Limited
Developer Magnetic Fields (Software Design) Ltd.
Perspective Behind view
Dosbox support Fully supported on 0.73
4.67 / 5 - 66 votes

Description of Lotus: The Ultimate Challenge

Third part of Magnetic Fields' great arcade-style racing game series - the only one converted to the PC.

And what a great conversion it is. Really refreshing! Although the last part of the series is the worst in my opinion. The most obvious new feature of the game is a track generation system called RECS. Never liked that one a lot, but it's very easy to create different tracks with it. Obviously the developers were very enthusiastic about it, as they said in the manual: "The most startling addition, however, is the stunning RECS system, which will give you access to a practically infinite number of different tracks. [...] It's straightforward, easy and instant-and like all the features of the earlier Lotus games, it's so good that other software houses will be featuring it in their games in about six months time." Hehe, I don't recall any game that used the system later on ;) Lotus III doesn't work on my PII, but runs fine on my old 486SX, so you may need to tweak fast machines a bit to play this one (see FAQ for more details).

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Martinp 2020-12-28 0 point

I believe my friend co-wrote this when he worked at Gremlin Graphics , may have worked on Lotus 2 as well , he is called Laurent Noel .....a very talented programmer (Hi Log if youre reading !)

softhacker 2020-02-25 1 point


RACER X 2017-03-21 2 points DOS version

one of my first favs
still gives me thrills...

maknado 2016-05-10 0 point DOS version

cool i loved this

jaja 2014-12-13 0 point DOS version

use dosbox to play this on windows

JonnyMX 2014-11-25 0 point DOS version

Excelente juego lo buscaba hace tiempo me recuerda mis tiempos de secundaria... :)

Paulo José 2014-10-05 1 point DOS version

the game in commodore amiga is better , good song and graphic´s

Javier 2014-09-19 1 point DOS version

Cómo hago para ejecutarlo en Windows???????? Gracias!

şükrü 2012-12-01 1 point DOS version

ı can't open the game. can anybody help me? 2012-09-13 0 point DOS version

I like this game.. because the name same like spreadsheet program I used that time LOL

derSiedler 2012-01-30 0 point DOS version

greatest racing game ever...amiga rulez!

mymoon 2011-10-11 1 point DOS version

Nice game for the Pc but the first game of the trilogy is better which is on the amiga)

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