Jaguar XJ220


"All the speed you can handle!  Practice on tracks you've built yourself, then race the world's top drivers for the winner's trophy!"

Game Information
Developer Core Design
Publisher Sega Enterprises
Copyright Date 1993
Players 1 - 2
Age Rating(s) None given
Save Type RAM
Cart Version No

Part Numbers
Game 4602
Front Cover 670-3023-50
Back Cover 670-3025-50
Manual 672-1171-50
Spine Card 670-3024-50
CD 1 670-3022-50
Bar Code 4 974365 646028


Thanks to Dominique Luder for the spine card image for Jaguar XJ220
The best racing game for the Mega-CD - OK, so there are only two, but this one is a corker.  Take the Jaguar XJ220 around the world in a series of challenging races.  Game modes include the Grand Prix (a pre-set series of races) and World Tour (player's choice of the order of races), as well as a free practice run which proves invaluable as there is no min-map on the race screen.  This game is tough - don't be surprised to qualify at the back of the grid and have to fight your way through the pack each time.  You don't have to win or even achieve a podium place to progress, but you do have to win enough money to repair the car - and even if you don't hit anything, the tyres, brakes and mechanics cost more than enough to mean you really do have to make a top 3 place each time to survive for long.  A fully functional track editor is included, though you will have to create a track for each of the 16 countries to race them properly, otherwise you'll crash to a blank screen.  The graphics are good, although the scenery is a little flat, and a choice of CD tunes before each race should keep you entertained.  Only the spot effects spoil the show - engines sound whiny and collisions are met with a distant thud rather than a meaty crunch, but they're not bad enough to spoil the game as a whole.  If you don't mind a stiff challenge, this one should last you a long time.

Jaguar XJ220 only carries its bar code on the spine card, not on the rear inlay.