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Lotus Turbo Challenge
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.99[1] 716301
Sega Mega Drive
EU (Classics)
€? ?
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99[5][6] E134SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F E134SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? E134SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas E134SMXI
Sega Mega Drive
PT
?PTE$ MDJEA0339



Lotus Turbo Challenge is a racing game developed by Magnetic Fields and published by Gremlin Interactive for the Sega Mega Drive. It is actually the second game in the Lotus series, and is titled Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 for Amiga and Atari ST computers.

As the original Lotus Turbo Challenge missed the Mega Drive, its sequel was renamed and advertised as being the first Lotus game. A similar situation would happen with its sequel, Lotus III, which was renamed Lotus II: RECS for its Mega Drive release. The game was distributed by Electronic Arts.

Similar to the likes of OutRun, it has the player race down a long stretch of road as quickly as possible. As the name suggests, the game was backed by British car manufacturer Lotus, and so all the cars in the game are either Lotus Esprit Turbos or Lotus Elans.

Magazine articles

Main article: Lotus Turbo Challenge/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Computer & Video Games (UK) #134: "January 1993" (1992-12-15)
also published in:
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Mega Force (FR) #13: "Janvier 1993" (199x-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Mega Force (ES) #10: "Febrero 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №1, p54/55
81 №134, p18/19[6]
75 №150, p109/111/113[11]
81
83 №44, p155/156[12]
79 №1, p72/73
81 №15
68 №34, p231
91 №5, p24/25/26/27
83 №3, p46/47[13]
88 №1, p64
85 №12, p50/51/52/53
84 №3, p84-86[14]
89 №26, p142
81 №37, p26/27
91 №16, p80/81
89 №18, p66
79 №2, p36/37
81 №14, p68/69[15]
Sega Mega Drive
83
Based on
19 reviews

Mega Drive, US
LotusTurboChallenge MD US Box.jpg
Cover
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Lotus Turbo Challenge MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
LotusTurboChallenge MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
LotusTurboChallenge MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, EU (EA Classics)
LotusTurboChallenge MD EU Box Classic.jpg
Cover
LotusTurboChallenge MD US Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 a3cf6e9c
MD5 c1ce374e4581e542e004aa52a4548165
SHA-1 b6944c40b7d7e7548942efb4a732ad20d4500c0c
1MB 1992-12 Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. File:GamePro US 044.pdf, page 142
  2. File:SegaVisions US 10.pdf, page 93
  3. File:GamePro US 041.pdf, page 175
  4. File:GamesMaster UK 047.pdf, page 11
  5. File:SegaForce UK 14.pdf, page 69
  6. 6.0 6.1 File:CVG UK 134.pdf, page 18
  7. File:GamesMaster UK 001.pdf, page 14
  8. File:MeanMachinesSega05UK.pdf, page 2
  9. File:MegaForce FR 14.pdf, page 6
  10. File:MegaForce FR 15.pdf, page 6
  11. File:CVG UK 150.pdf, page 109
  12. File:GamePro US 044.pdf, page 141
  13. File:Mega UK 03.pdf, page 46
  14. File:MeanMachinesSega03UK.pdf, page 84
  15. File:SegaForce UK 14.pdf, page 68