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Enduro © 1983 Activision.
Strap on your goggles. Sink into your seat. And leave all your fears in the pit. You're about to enter the race of your life. You'll be required to pass lots of cars each day. Through sun and snow and fog and ice, sunrise to sunset - as fast as youcan. Welcome to the National Enduro!
Known as 'Transamerika-Rennen' in Germany.
Back in the 80s, if you got an on-screen racing trophy. You could join the 'Roadbusters' by sending a photo of your TV screen showing your winning race results to Activision. They send in return an official 'High Performance' emblem.
Tips from Larry Miller, designer of Enduro.
Larry Miller is a powerhouse game designer with a PhD in physics. When he isn't designing games, he may be sailing, skiing or playing the piano.
"The best way to outlast other drivers is to pace yourself. You won't survive long if you stay at maximum speed because you'll keep hitting the other cars. Go only as fast as it takes to pass the required number of cars each day."
"If you can choose between steering into the side of the road or hitting another car, always steer into the roadside. It's just a minor setback, and you won't lose as much time."
"Also, it's always better to go around diagonally paired cars than to squeeze between them. But, if you must squeeze between them, keep your speed just above theirs and be careful!"
"Here's another tip; If you approach a group of cars that are really blocking the road - slow down. Let them disappear back into the distance ahead of you. Then, accelerate. When you meet up with these cars again, they will have probably changed their positions."
"I hope you enjoy the National Enduro as much as I enjoyed designing it. Drop me a card from your next pit stop - I'd love to hear from you. And please, remember to fasten your seatbelts."
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