Badlands puts you in the hot seat of a mega-fast sprint racing car.
Speed round eight death-defying tracks in a race of danger and
destruction where failure spells death and success the chance to race
Badlands is a game for one, or two players simultaneously.
It's now 50 years since the nuclear disaster and the sport of sprint
racing has evolved into a ruthless battle between armed cars. Race
tracks have been built on dangerous ruins, the aftermath of the holocaust, in the zone known as the "Badlands".
Your objective is to race round the eight different tracks as fast as
possible, collecting wrenches (spanners) along the way in order to
continue to the next round. Failing to finish first means disqualification. Missiles can be found hidden around the tracks behind destructible scenery - in the Badlands even mountains will crumble if shot at.
Between the tracks, and assuming you have collected enough wrenches,
you can customise your car with extra acceleration, shields and
weapons. Bonus wrenches are awarded for finishing first and beating
the fastest lap time.
Badlands features simultaneous two-player action, and a buy-in feature
means that a friend can join in at any time. Each player is awarded
two continue credits at the start - finish behind any of the drone
cars and you will have to use a credit to continue.
Badlands has eight unique track layouts, each set in different
animated backgrounds that react to player shots and crashes. These
tracks shift and change as the level of difficulty increases.
Player 1 uses joystick
Player 2 uses keyboard
O - Left, P - Right, Q - Accelerate, SPACE - Fire
S - Pause On/Off, F - Quit
Written by Teque London Limited
Programmed by Teque London Ltd.
(c) 1990 TENGEN INC. All rights reserved.
(tm) Atari Games Corporation
(c) 1990 Artwork & Packaging Domark Software Ltd
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