Pitstop II is a 1984 sequel to the 1983 racing game Pitstop, both of which were published by Epyx. Ported to more platforms than the original, Pitstop II was released for the Commodore 64, Atari 8-bit family, and as a self-booting disk for IBM PC compatibles. Apple II and TRS-80 Color Computer versions were released in 1985. Pitstop II adds a split-screen, simultaneous two-player game mode. Players can be in completely different places on the racing track, and each half of the screen shows the view of the track according to the player's position.
The game requires that players keep an eye on their tires and fuel gauge. Players are able to pull in for a pit stop to change tires as well as re-fuel. Six international race tracks are available: Brands Hatch, Hockenheim, Rouen-Les-Essarts, Sebring, Vallelunga, and Watkins Glen — with a choice of either racing for three, six or nine laps and from one of three difficulty levels.
This version of Pitstop II was designed for personal computers with operating system MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System),
which was operating system developed by Microsoft in 1981. It was the most widely-used operating system in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was supplied
with most of the IBM computers that purchased a license from Microsoft. After 1995, it was pushed out by a graphically more advanced system - Windows and
its development was ceased in 2000. At the
time of its greatest fame, several thousand games designed specifically for computers with this system were created. Today, its development is no longer continue
and for emulation the free DOSBox emulator is most often used. More information about MS-DOS operating system can be found
Available online emulators:
5 different online emulators are available for Pitstop II. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Pitstop II are summarized in the following table:
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