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Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« on: July 31, 2014, 00:00:08 AM »
Hard Drivin' is a driving arcade game that invites players to test drive a high-powered sports car on stunt and speed courses. The game was released in 1989, when arcade driving games were implemented with scaled 2D sprites and when filled-polygon 3D graphics of any kind were rare in games.  Hard Drivin' featured one of the first 3D polygon driving environment via a simulator cabinet.   Hard Drivin' was ported to various home systems, including computers, consoles, and handhelds.  So, how do those compare?  Let's check them out:

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Re: Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2014, 05:05:43 AM »
I'll be honest here, I enjoyed the ad at the beginning of the video more so than ever playing this game! That said, the arcade game looks good for the time. Of the home versions I think the Amiga and Genesis/MD versions look the best.

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Re: Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 13:45:08 PM »
I never played this in the arcade but I do remember seeing the cabinets. 

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Re: Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 15:11:49 PM »
Never played it, but the arcade, MS-DOS and PS2/Xbox/Gamecube releases look the best...spectrum definitely looked the worst

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Re: Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2014, 20:11:02 PM »
I think the Amiga version is the best but i personally loved playing the Lynx version..  :113:
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Re: Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 03:07:23 AM »
Never knew there were so many versions. One of the first games I bought for my Genesis. Along with Golden Axe, Shinobi, Super Hang-On, and Columns.

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Re: Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2014, 00:28:58 AM »
The game just always struck me as slow and clunky. Maybe I came upon it too late in its life.

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Re: Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2014, 00:37:19 AM »
Quote from: "sloan"
The game just always struck me as slow and clunky. Maybe I came upon it too late in its life.

Hey sloan, good to have you back!

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Re: Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2014, 00:38:29 AM »
Good to be back. Thanks. Took a long sabbatical.

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Re: Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2014, 00:39:38 AM »
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Good to be back. Thanks. Took a long sabbatical.
You and Ice both did, so I'm glad you both have returned.  :) 

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Re: Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2014, 17:01:08 PM »
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Quote from: "sloan"
Good to be back. Thanks. Took a long sabbatical.
You and Ice both did, so I'm glad you both have returned.  :21: Memories :113:

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Re: Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2014, 20:44:00 PM »
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We spent hours hitting the cow and seeing who could crash the best. Never thought to record those crashes.  :113:

Hmm, so for you the game was Hard Cowin'?   :21:

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Re: Let's Compare Hard Drivin'
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2014, 04:22:55 AM »
:24: Yeah. We all wanted to try Cow Tipping but to chicken to go. So we stuck with video games.