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  • Road Rash: violent motorcycle racing

    Road Rash: violent motorcycle racing

    24th September 2022racing
    Road Rash is an abandoned motorcycle racing game developed by Papyrus Design Group and released by Electronic Arts in 1996. Road Rash runs on Windows XP/98/95 but was also published for Amiga, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, 3DO, Game Gear, PlayStation, Saturn, Game Boy. In Road Rash you're a motorcycle racer ...
  • Quarantine: blood on the road

    Quarantine: blood on the road

    4th June 2022racing
    Quarantine is a first-person shooter / driving game hybrid set in a dark dystopian futuristic city where the player drives around in a taxi cab, picking up passengers and killing everyone else. If you loved Carmageddon, you will also like Quarantine. Stay away if you don't like gratuitous violence, gore and ...
  • Retro racing: Grand Prix 2 by Geoff Crammond

    Retro racing: Grand Prix 2 by Geoff Crammond

    23rd April 2022racing
    Grand Prix 2 is an abandoned Formula 1 racing game designed by Geoff Crammond and published by MicroProse Software in 1995 for DOS. Grand Prix 2 is the sequel to Formula One Grand Prix and was a one-man project (which was uncommon at the time). Grand Prix 2 was essentially an accurate simulation of ...
  • From the arcades: Turbo OutRun

    From the arcades: Turbo OutRun

    9th April 2022action, racing
    Turbo OutRun is an abandoned DOS action racing game set in North America, developed and published by Sega in 1990. Turbo OutRun is a conversion from the arcade classic of the same name and it's the sequel of the popular OutRun. The OutRun games are regarded as iconic and representative of ...
  • Stunt Car Racer: falling off the track

    Stunt Car Racer: falling off the track

    9th October 2021racing
    I'm not a big fan of racing games, this one though catched my attention. I owned the original big box game for C64 and to this day I can't remember why I bought it. Anyway, I found Stunt Car Racer very engaging (and very difficult). The suspended tracks and the ...
  • Grand Theft Auto: the beginning

    Grand Theft Auto: the beginning

    10th July 2021action, racing
    In Grand theft auto the player takes the role of a criminal who can freely roam around the city (Liberty City) completing tasks for the local mobs: stealing cars, killing pedestrians, all of it while avoiding the police and the army. The freedom of gameplay and the "I'm the bad ...
  • Italian videogames in the 90s

    Italian videogames in the 90s

    5th September 2020adventure, racing, sports
    Italy wasn't a prolific nation if you think about video games in the golden age of personal computers. There were a few valid software houses (Simulmondo, Milestone, Trecision, etc.) but they all disappeared leaving behind lots of mediocre games. Only a few of them are worth playing, but that doesn't ...
  • Hard Drivin' in vector graphics

    Hard Drivin' in vector graphics

    16th November 2019racing
    "Hard Drivin', a fast moving, solid-filled vector graphic racing game, gave you the chance to compete against the clock on two separate tracks: a speed track and a stunt track. And for those skilled enough to get a good enough time on either of these, there was a championship ...
  • Unconventional racing games

    Unconventional racing games

    16th June 2019racing
    Racing games is a genre loved by many and ignored by others. Me, I was never a huge fan of racing games. I used to play Super Speed at the arcades long ago, but I never quite grew fond of Formula 1 simulations or Outrun-like games. In time, I completely stopped ...
  • Cars: racing and building vehicles on wheels

    Cars: racing and building vehicles on wheels

    24th November 2018racing
    I just added a bunch of car-racing games, including a couple of top-down fixed-screen ones that I always liked. It seems there were a lot of racing games being published back in the nineties that I couldn't remember, but I've never been interested in cars anyway. Actually, one of them ...
  • Racing everywhere

    Racing everywhere

    3rd March 2018racing
    Racing games are all about arriving first in a racing competition. If you think "racing" youìre probably thinking about fast cars. Not every video game about racing was about Formula 1 or Nascar, some of them were... well... unconventional. Take BC Racers for example, or Yacht Racing Simulator. BC ...
  • Retro game spotlight: Stunts

    Retro game spotlight: Stunts

    19th August 2017racing
    Stunts is a car racing (or... should I say car crashing?) simulator focused on, well, stunt tracks. Stunts was developed by Distinctive Software in 1990 and i gained a cult following over the years. Did I mention that you can design your tracks with a track editor?
  • Play Micro Machines in your browser

    Play Micro Machines in your browser

    12th October 2016action, play online, racing
    Micro Machines was one of the most successful line of toys of the 80s and the 90s. Micro Machines are cute toy cars the size of a pencil sharpener. There's a TON of them, and children of the time loved to collect them all. Actually, cars weren't the only vehicle ...
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