Pitstop II
Copyright/Publisher: Epyx
Release Year: 1985, Genre: Formula One, Number Of Players: 1 or 2

Five years old and there is still no better two-player race game than this.

Its beauty lies in simplicity: basic joystick controls for accelerating and braking (no gears to mess about with), a variable number of laps (from three to nine) and a selection of world circuits to race on.

If you drive badly or collide with other cars, your tyres suffer, until eventually you're forced into the pits for a tyre-change.

The 3D is very fast and smooth, the cars nicely drawn and the sound effects spot-on.

Say 'vroom' as you buy it, and your pleasure will be enhanced no end.