Cosmos Circuit

Cosmos Circuit, Arcade original by Taito in 1984. Released on MSX laserdisc in 1985.

Longplay Information

Author(s): MadMattyMadMatty
System: MSX
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Additional Info: No information available
Publication Date: 13/09/2023
YouTube Release: 31/12/2031
Duration: 00:10:57
File Size: 137.52 MB (140820.00 KB)
Downloads: 83 downloads
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Player's Review

Maybe the first futuristic racer that plays kind of like MegaRace. However the game would make you reconsider your life choices if you had bought this game to go with your super expensive msx/laserdisc combination setup.

There is a short intro explaining what you need to do but overall its a very short and basic game, at least on the msx consisting of just four levels. I cant say I really noticed an increase in difficulty amongst the four courses except for more car passing on tricky corners I suppose.

Overtaking cars can be tricky as they try to block you but if you start on the inside of the track as they appear, you should have time to slide to the outer when they get near the middle of the screen. You can shoot the cars but then you risk riding right into the back of them. Some times birds will appear to shoot at.

A warning to headphone users, take em off! It's pretty much a high pitched engine screech throughout the whole video. No music or any other notable fx. The whole game feels like a wasted opportunity and with more work could have been more like Megarace with some car battling.

Once the game is completed and loops round, i play to show game over when the time runs out. No notable change in difficulty was observed in the second play.