Favourite arcade racer

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Favourite Arcade Racer

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Out Run
Ridge Racer
Sega Rally
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Favourite arcade racer

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:37 am

And another...

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Post by bolda » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:44 am

Had to be Outrun for me. The music, the speed, the car and the blonde... thank you and goodnight.

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Post by Opa-Opa » Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:46 am

Konami's GTI club, which always seems to be forgoten about.. :(

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Re: Favourite arcade racer

Post by CraigGrannell » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:02 am

Darran@Retro Gamer wrote:And another...
Which OutRun? If it's the original, meh. But if it's 2006:CTC, woo-hoo!
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Post by Dudley » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:06 am

The problem is all those series are variable. I have always hated Outrun, the first one just isn't playable, but Outrun 2/2006 are superb.

Same for Ridge. I'm still not fond of the first ones but Rage Racer and 6 were excellent.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:31 am

Sega's Turbo. For so many years it hung on in there, turning up in every travelling fair or in a dark corner of a big arcade like an old friend waiting to greet me. Lovely little wheel for the controller, just the right level of responsiveness to make it tight and playable even against its newer, shinier brethren.

Of those you've given, I'll pick Ridge Racer though.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:50 am

Outrun in arcade , Ridge Racer at home
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Post by thl » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:03 am

It's between Out Run and Ridge Racer, in which both game provided lots of thrill and excitement along the way.

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Post by Dudley » Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:23 am

For the record I'd probably pick Outrun 2006. But I don't really want to vote for Outrun because that'll imply I actually like "Outrun".
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Post by felgekarp » Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:02 am

I'm not really much on racing games but I've always loved the rolling start bit on the first track of Daytona, always gives me a bit of a buzz.

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Post by dr_bob » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:00 am

Since there's no Final Lap twin listed I'd plump for ridge racer to be honest , as I've had the most fun with (after final lap sessions with my mates though).

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Post by Sureshot » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:06 am

The original Out Run is still fun to play if you persevere with it a bit.

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Post by nwosteve » Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:14 am

It's gotta be Outrun for the sheer quality of the game and how it's stood the test of time. For good old 2+ player fun it's gotta be Daytona.

No Road Blasters on the list? Fair enough, it's not the greatest racer ever and not the same genre as the others, but i liked it.
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