Searching through the atariage 8bit forums for more games to play, as we took some time off over the Christmas period, we came across a rather interesting racing game that might be worth a play via an emulator or even an original Atari 8bit system. This is E-Type ( no not R-Type ) by Fandal, a full BBC Micro to Atari 8bit conversion of Gordon J. Key and published by The Forum Dimension game, that was classed as a clone to Sega's arcade driving game of Out Run, which featured a blue Jag instead of a Ferrari.
Unlike most racing games, whereby being the fastest is of top priority, in E-Type you aim to collect police men to extend time and avoid collisions to get miles & points! But is this conversion any good? Well YES! Especially as one user puts it it's got impressive speed for a conversion especially considering the original is a 2 MHz machine without cycle-steals which puts you behind the 8-ball to begin with. So download it now, I think this could possibly be one of the best racers on the Atari 8bit, what a fantastic Christmas present!
Requires 128k/130XE. Please note: START starts a 3rd person view game, SELECT a 1st person one