Title Omni-Play Horse Racing Publisher Design Star Game Type Sport Players 1-7 HD Installable Yes Compatibility Not AGA Submission Chris Vella Profiled Reviewer Review Finally a good Horse racing simulation for the Amiga. This game is a very well thought out horse racing simulation that is loaded with features. The basic aim of the game is to bet on horse races and try to win as much money as possible. You start by entering your name into the tournament along with any friends that might want to play. Once set up, you then view the entry information which will tell you which horses are racing along with their odds of winning, Jockey, past results, and racing conditions. Once you've studied this informaion you can then go to the betting screen. Here you place how much money you want to bet and which horse you think will win. Depending on the number of horses in a race you will be given various betting options. For instance, if there are only 5 horses racing you can only bet on a horse to win, place or show. More horses adds betting exacta's and doubles. The riskier the bet the more money you win if you bet correctly. There are so many options and statistics to study. You can view a horses whole career which can include how many races it won or lost and what place it came in. You can review a Jockeys career, you can even review any better's career in betting. There is even an option to buy a tip from a better who has a good betting history. Once you have made your bet you can then watch the race. You are taken to the park and watch the horses enter the starting gate. Each horse will trot up to the gate while the crowd cheers for the horses. Pressing F8 can bypass this if you do not want to watch it. The race then begins. The horses gallop out of the starting gate and run around the track. You follow the progress by observing either the color and number of your horse or by toteboard which has all the information of the race. Once the race ends you are taken to the winners circle where the winning horse will be showered with flowers. If a race is very close you get a photo finish. This screen shows an enlarged closeup of the two horses involved. There is even an option to see the race again if you want. Once the race finishes you can then view the betting results of all the people who bet on the race. All results are saved and can be reviewed at any time. The graphics and sound in the game are very good. There are graphical interludes that add atmosphere to the game. The animatiions of the horses running are also excellent. There are so many option in the game and you can spend a long time studying them but you can also just jump right into the game with minimal information. This is one of those game that is different every time you play so you will never get bored. This game will give you a lifetime of enjoyment. In conclusion, The is a very good game. Its loaded with options and seems very realistic to actual horse betting. Even though this game was released over 10 years ago it has stood the test of time well. I really enjoy playing this game and get very involved in it. I haven't seen many games of this type on the Amiga but This is definetly the best one that I have seen. If you can still find a copy of this game GET IT! Betting on horses has never been so much fun.