Author Topic: New Odyssey 2/Videopac Homebrew - Death Race  (Read 745 times)

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New Odyssey 2/Videopac Homebrew - Death Race
« on: October 16, 2016, 22:35:42 PM »
The folks from 2600 Connection are now selling a new hombrew game for the Odyssey2/Videopac:  Death Race.





Death Race pits the player against an intelligent acting, evasive, running Gremlin. Unlike most "player versus machine" games, the "machine" in this case does not simply repeat an action or sequence, but actually "sees", "thinks", and "acts" as intelligently (and even more rapidly) than would another player. The result of this is that each game is a new and different experience.

The object of the game is simple. Hit a Gremlin and you win a point. There are two Gremlins running around the playing field in a random fashion. They are intelligent robots in every sense and will avoid all objects so long as they can see a way to escape. You drive one of two cars which are completely under your control. You can steer them anywhere in any direction within the playing field; move forward in low or high gear; and move in reverse when necessary. You can drive as fast, but no faster than the Gremlins can run.

When you hit a Gremlin, a tombstone (cross) will appear and remain in that same spot until the game is over and a new game begun. Whenever you hit a Gremlin on the playing field, the cross will remain. Thus, each game creates its own totally random and different maze of crosses that each player must steer through while chasing the Gremlins. The more hits, the more crosses; the more crosses, the harder the steering becomes. Thus, it becomes increasingly difficult to maneuver as your skill increases.


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Re: New Odyssey 2/Videopac Homebrew - Death Race
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2016, 20:36:08 PM »
Awesome stuff.

Great to see other systems getting some love.
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Re: New Odyssey 2/Videopac Homebrew - Death Race
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2016, 20:48:44 PM »
I don't have one of these but is sure is cool to see more titles ported to this system.

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