Continental Circus (1987)
By: Taito Genre: Racing Players: 1 Difficulty: Medium
Featured Version: Arcade First Day Score: 2,101,460
Also Available For: Amiga, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, MSX, ZX Spectrum
OutRun showed us how much this can add to an arcade driving experience so it's a shame Taito didn't give it a try themselves. It's still a mighty fine example of the genre though, and doesn't seem to have aged much at all. Admittedly I only played it for the first time for this review but I have thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not quite up to the standards of Taito's more well known Chase HQ but it's definitely able to stand next to it with pride.
RKS Score: 8/10
Gameplay Video: here's a video of the whole game being played by one of the talented fellows at World of Longplays (check out their great channel here). Oh, and don't watch if you want to avoid spoilers!