Professional, Originally Released On Cassette Only
Game Type : Arcade Platform Game
Standalone Release(s) : 1983: HORSE RACE, Dynabyte, £7.95
Compilation Release(s) : 1986: SUPERSELLERS: THE DYNABYTE COLLECTION, Dynabyte, £9.95
Stated compatibility : Electron
Actual compatibility : Electron
Supplier : DYNABYTE, Unit F3 Railway Triangle, Farlington, HANTS
Disc compatibility : ADFS 1D00, CDFS 1D00, DFS 1D00
Ever wanted to play your luck on the horses but were too scared of losing your money? Well, this is your chance to win!
HORSE RACE is a betting game suitable for 1 to 6 players. All betting is entered from the keyboard.
Each player takes turns to bet on as many horses as their money will allow. When it is your turn to bet, study the form, choose the number of the horse you want to bet on and then enter the amount - up £999 (followed by <RETURN>).
When you have completed all your betting, press <SPACE> to allow the next player to bet or for the race to commence. Up to fifty races can be run per meeting. Players losing all their money will not be allowed to bet.
Instructions' Source : SUPERSELLERS: THE DYNABYTE COLLECTION Inner Inlay
Review (Electron User)
Are you a betting man? Do you hate losing money? Then there's the perfect answer in a game called HORSE RACE.
Allowing up to six players, it gives all the excitement of a day at the races without risking the cash. A totaliser showing the betting possibilities, plus a betting slip, flash on your screen. All you have to do is choose your horse and state how much money from your £1,000 you wish to place, press the space bar and you're away.
The graphics are particularly striking, with flags, a grandstand, waving crowds and even jockeys tumbling from realistic horses. It's usually your jockey! The first three horses past the post are printed on a tote board near the stand and an all-too-accurate check is also kept on your financial position. But never mind, you can afford to be rash - just this once.
Alan Turner, ELECTRON USER 1. 9