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Proto:Combat Cars

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This page details one or more prototype versions of Combat Cars.

Due to the similarities, Fun Car Rally is believed to be a prototype of Combat Cars (many of Fun Car Rally‍ '​s assets are also seen in Combat Cars),[1][2] although it appears to have been made by a company called MagiCom rather than Accolade or Scangames Norway.[2] The ROM is available online.


The title screens are different: Fun Car Rally‍ '​s title screen is simplistic, consisting of a black screen with the words "Fun Car" in red, and a gaily coloured "Rally" with a flag. Unlike Combat Cars, there is no demo if the user makes no input for a while, so the screen is displayed indefinitely and "Press Start Button" flashes until there is user input. The main menu is also very simplistic and on a black background.

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.
Specifically: Are the other music tracks computerised versions of songs?

Fun Car Rally features music that does not appear to be in Combat Cars. The title screen music seems to be a computerised version of the start of either Fun Fun Fun by The Beach Boys, or Johnny B. Goode by Chuck Berry.[2] The name entry screen's music might be Get Out Of Your Lazy Bed by Matt Bianco. The music of the tracks also appears to have been changed in Combat Cars.


  1. Unreleased Mega Drive games, Sega Retro, Retrieved 26 April 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A couple of mysteries, Sega-16, Retrieved 26 April 2018