Here's the official Turbo by Sega for ColecoVision for #RCERetroRacing with expansion module 2. It includes the steering wheel and gas pedal, which is on the floor. Besides Donkey Kong, this helped sell the console. Back in the day this was hooked up in the living room and we would take a chair from the kitchen and set the module right on our lap. Or I would just sit on the floor with my legs crossed and hold down the gas pedal under my leg.
Full video is on my YouTube channel. Link is in my profile.
Thanks to @polybits_@retrocollectiveeurope and everyone for joining in! Tomorrow's the final day.
Let's keep #RCERetroRacing going! No need to limit it to just one week. I've heard from a lot of people who say they have more racing games to share. Let's see them! And use that tag anytime. I'm using it right now for Burnout 3: Takedown for PS2. This is what it's like driving to a Saturday morning yard sale that advertises books, records, video games, baby clothing, kitchen utensils.
Final day of #RCERetroRacing and it's been such a great week! Thanks to @polybits_ & @retrocollectiveeurope for helping so much. I've been working my full time job and a part time job so I've been very busy but those two were on top of reposting and sharing in their stories and on their pages. I'm going to go through the tag and pick out some posts that I like and do the same.
And a huge thank you to everyone who joined in. You all made this a success! And I see some people are gaining followers and connecting with new pages, which is so good to hear. I'm also seeing so many excellent racing games. There's a lot out there. I didn't even post all of my racing games, turns out I have more than I realized. What an excellent genre.
I have another theme planned but haven't mentioned it yet. I will try to do that in June maybe.
Here's Motocross Racer from 1983 for ColecoVision by Xonox. Three off-road motorcycle racing events. Fun game that I've posted video of before but it's been a couple of years so I'll have to do that again soon. I like having the cartridge which is around $20-$25 but complete it's about $220. I would be very happy to have one someday but I don't ever even see them for sale.
3 days ago
I had to give some thought to the last post for #rceretroracing and remembered this one! One of the few N64 games that I played a ton of, Cruis'n World!
Mainly liked this one for the arcade racing and the tricks you could do in the match. The hardest part about the tricks was getting to do them consistently. Next best part was the 4 player racing. Sure you're part of the screen was tiny, but it was great to play with friends!
It's the last day of #RCERetroRacing hosted by @retrocollectiveeurope@goldengalaxiesgaming and @polybits_ .
I missed, like, 5 days because most of my time was spent setting up the photos for the Color of Gaming challenge, so here's the 5 games I was going to post about!
First up, is Super Hang-On for the Sega Genesis. It's an arcade racer with a sort of story. You're a newbie racer so you start the game with a slow bike and a small sponsor. After each win, you gain money to upgrade your bike, and eventually can hire better mechanics and get better sponsors, which allows you to get better bikes. You can really feel your bike getting better, and it motivates you to win.
Next is Final Lap Twin for the TurboGrafx-16. It's most notable because it includes a simple RPG mode complete with random encounters where you race mini RC cars instead of fight!
Before Sonic R, there was Sonic Drift and Sonic Drift 2 for the Sega Game Gear. It's a decent kart racer starring Sonic and his pals.
Tokyo Extreme Racer. Just an AMAZING game. Runs at 60 fps and the sense of speed was awesome. It was fun to just cruise the Tokyo freeways at top speed.
Finally, we have Metropolis Street Racer for the Sega Dreamcast. This racing game introduced the Kudos point scoring system where you are rewarded for fancy and clean driving. It also recreated Tokyo, San Francisco and London, and used the Dreamcast's internal clock to set the day/night effects of whatever city you were racing in. This was the predecessor to the Project Gotham Racing series.