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Continental Circus (World)

0.53 [David Graves]


* Accurate video emulation


- The game is unplayable due to incredible shaking. No it isn't. At least if you have LCD shutters ;-) (Or actually it does give a headache then too, but doesn't shake badly). If you want to play the game in the non-3d-mode, simply hit 1 once. Santeri Saarimaa

- Continental Circus is a F1 racing game, featured dynamic weather and pitstops. This is probably the first arcade driving game to possess these features. It is believed that the word "circus" resulted from a bad translation from japanese to english, and this game name should actually be "Continental Circuit". However all the following home conversions would also be named "Continental Circus".

Possible Bugs:

- When you are at the starting line waiting for the go-ahead, audio only emits from one speaker side until the race actually begins. Also, Button 3 seems to be missing from the input menu (it goes from 1-8). contcirc095u6gre Twisty


- 0.99: Nicola Salmoria fixed road/sprite priority (cars no longer disappear when they go over a hill in Continental Circus) and removed bogus ROM containing 1989 copyright year. Someone hacked the copyright year from 1987 to 1989, and changed an unused byte from FF to F3 to keep the checksum the same. Added user2 proms ('road/sprite priority and palette select' and 'road A/B internal priority').

- 0.82: Added clone Continental Circus (US set 2).

- 0.57: Changed visible area to 320x224.

- 4th September 2001: David Graves improved the road colors in Continental Circus.

- 0.53: Added Continental Circus (World) and clone Continental Circus (US).

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* Raine

Category: F1-3D

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Romset: 5769 kb / 19 files / 1.89 zip