arcade racers

11 02, 2022

Screamer: Much more than a Ridge Racer ripoff

By |2022-02-12T13:45:50+00:00February 11th, 2022|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Screamer: Much more than a Ridge Racer ripoff

Given Screamer’s 1995 release date, comparison’s to Namco’s Ridge Racer — which came out two years earlier — were inevitable. And I doubt developer Graffiti (today known as Milestone) were complaining, either; their game being regarded as the closest thing it was possible to get to Namco’s PlayStation (and arcade) exclusive on an MS-DOS PC [...]

1 12, 2021

5 reasons Ridge Racer Type 4 is still the best racing game of all time

By |2021-12-02T08:50:27+00:00December 1st, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on 5 reasons Ridge Racer Type 4 is still the best racing game of all time

As someone who enjoys both retro and modern games, there’s one retro title that I find myself returning to more often than any other — a game that I absolutely devoured back on its original release, and which I still play regularly now in a variety of contexts, both on original hardware and on emulation [...]

26 11, 2021

Excite Truck: delightfully absurd off-road arcade racing

By |2021-11-27T08:03:13+00:00November 26th, 2021|Retro Consoles|Comments Off on Excite Truck: delightfully absurd off-road arcade racing

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone talk about Excite Truck for Nintendo Wii. And you’d think as a spinoff to one of the NES era’s most beloved games — Excitebike — more people would be aware of it. But nope, apparently not. Well, that all changes right now, ’cause I’ve been playing [...]

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