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Evolution of Race Car Games
« on: April 03, 2013, 22:32:18 PM »
So, let's take a look at a totally different "sport" this time - Race Car Games!  Here are some titles for the Atari 2600!

[align=center:3uvhij66]Night Driver


Indy 500


Enduro
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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 22:32:38 PM »
Some additional 2600 titles...

[align=center:386w1rta]Pole Position


Grand Prix


Sprint Master
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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2013, 22:33:26 PM »
We could be there forever with this one  :24:

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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2013, 22:34:06 PM »
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We could be there forever with this one  :21:  That's the idea!

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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2013, 00:28:29 AM »
:113:

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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2013, 00:45:34 AM »
You know, Night Driver on the 2600 is a game that I'm surprised no one has hacked to improve upon.  I'm sure the car the player drives could be rendered better, sound,  and some of the game "mechanics" could be improved to make a it more enjoyable.  I know the original arcade was a simple game, but no reason not to add some improvements to this classic.  :)

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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2013, 00:48:34 AM »
Any hack might end up looking like Enduro or Turbo. Which would not be a bad thing.

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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2013, 00:51:46 AM »
Ah, Turbo for the 2600!  How could I have left it out!

[align=center:3h53nupo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmU_ua_g5i0[/align:3h53nupo]

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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2013, 00:54:22 AM »
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Any hack might end up looking like Enduro or Turbo. Which would not be a bad thing.

I was thinking something like Pole Position for game mechanics but still keeping things close to the original.  The car, for sure, needs improvement!

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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2013, 00:56:50 AM »
That is a really nice looking game!!!!! I was thinking of the Intellivision and Coleco ports.

Hard to add color without changing the name. Daylight Driver just does not seem to work :39:

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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2013, 00:58:56 AM »
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That is a really nice looking game!!!!! I was thinking of the Intellivision and Coleco ports.

Hard to add color without changing the name. Daylight Driver just does not seem to work :39:

No, no, no.  You're misunderstanding me.  Game mechanics of Pole Position.  How the car moves and the road moves.  Not coloring the game like that!  LOL 

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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2013, 15:13:35 PM »
Ok, I see.  They could lighten it a bit like the night scenery in Turbo.

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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2013, 15:45:28 PM »
[align=center:1l8pe1wp][size=240]Atari Jaguar[/size]


World Tour Racing - By Teque / Telegames


Checkered Flag - By Rebellion / Atari


Power Drive Rally - By Rage / Time Warner Interactive


Slam Racer - By Sinister Developments


Speedster 2 - By Carousel Entertainment[/align:1l8pe1wp]

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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2013, 16:04:06 PM »
I only have Checkered Flag. Power Drive Rally and Slam Racer remind me of Micro Machines. Which is one of my favorite racers. :113:

Is there a backstory to Speedster II?

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Re: Evolution of Race Car Games
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2013, 16:07:29 PM »
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I only have Checkered Flag. Power Drive Rally and Slam Racer remind me of Micro Machines. Which is one of my favorite racers. :113:

Is there a backstory to Speedster II?

Yes it was made for one of those kids ride-ons that you found in supermarkets like Wallmart.

 

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