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MOBIUS
13-08-2010, 00:40:19
Did anyone play this Steve Jackson game in the 80s?

We in the UK liked it so much that Games Workshop came out with their own Battlecars knock-off - I even had the game for the spectrum 48k...:beer:

Koshko
13-08-2010, 03:03:41
I remember that game. Too bad they quit making it a looong time ago.

Oerdin
13-08-2010, 09:29:36
I played it. I remember cheating because the rules said that 10 one gallon gas tanks (most cars were electric but you could buy gas powered cars if you had a lot of money) took up the same amount of space as one 10 gallon tank but that each tank had a wall which was worth one more armor point so you could get an extra 10 armor points that way. I also remember there were all these little booklets with weapons and stuff you could buy but the gauze gun from the very first book was still the one to beat. Also you never wanted a laser weapon in your electric car because it drained your battery so much you'd run out of power and get stranded.

MDA
13-08-2010, 11:04:34
I played that a few times! :beer:

Koshko
13-08-2010, 22:43:14
Also you never wanted a laser weapon in your electric car because it drained your battery so much you'd run out of power and get stranded.

We kind of got around that by being lax about tracking the amount of energy used.

Koshko
13-08-2010, 22:44:06
Also did anyone else used toy cars to represent your cars?
I made use of my Matchbox/Hot Wheels.

The Mad Monk
13-08-2010, 23:17:19
:shoot:AUTO DUEL, BABY!!!

Oerdin
13-08-2010, 23:51:24
We had those free card board counters which came with the game.

MOBIUS
14-08-2010, 12:06:32
That's boring.

MDA
16-08-2010, 11:24:18
Wasn't Autoduel made into a video game as well?

You can't stuff firecrackers into cardboard counters and get any kind of satisfaction, Oerdin. :lol:

Koshko
17-08-2010, 00:55:29
Yes. It was an old computer game.