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Prepare to be transported back to the magical years of racing before racecars were transformed into moving billboards. As the title suggests, Spirit of Speed 1937 takes gamers back to the 1930s; a time when motor sports was just getting started. In the 30s they raced for the thrill of speed, the danger, and the glamour that came with it. Some of the greatest automobiles, drivers, and engineers throughout the history of racing hail from this era.
At the heart of any great racing title is a great list of automobiles, or is it a great list of rare automobiles? Spirit of Speed 1937 features thirteen truly classical vehicles, including the first twin-supercharged single-seat racer, the Alfa Romeo P3. Also featured are the twin V8 Alfa Romeo Bimotore designed by none other than Scuderia Ferrari, the Alfa Romeo 12C, the Auto Union Type C that was designed by the legendary Ferdinand Porsche, and the Auto Union Type D, a model that conformed to the Formula 1 standard of 3.0 liter supercharged or 4.5 liter non-supercharged engines.
Other cars include the Bugatti 35, Bugatti 59, Duesenberg, ERA Remus (which sported a 1500cc supercharged motor that accelerated to 60mph in a little under five seconds), Mercedes Benz 125, Mercedes Benz 154, Miller, and the 24-litre Napier-Railton(hits its top speed at a terrifying 168 m.p.h. despite its rather hefty weight for a one-seater). Now that we have all of these cars where will they race? How about nine legendary courses located in Melhalla (Libya), Avus (Germany), Montana (U.S.A.), Roosevelt (U.S.A.), Montlhery (France), Pau (France), Donington (England), Brooklands (England), and Monza (Italy).
Spirit of Speed 1937's modes of play are Single Race, Championship Season, and Scenario. Single Race allows players to select a car and course to race on. Championship Season is where users take part in a series of races in an attempt to win the title. Scenario is a mode that sets up a historic racing moment for the gameplayer to experience. Each mode is broken into three separate difficulties but none of them include a two-player feature. Along with the standard controller, the game also supports Arcade sticks and steering wheels. ~ Brad Penniment, All Game Guide