Favourite arcade racer

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Favourite Arcade Racer

Pole Position
1
1%
Out Run
41
59%
Ridge Racer
11
16%
Daytona
8
12%
Sega Rally
8
12%
 
Total votes: 69

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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:38 am

for an oval track racer,Daytona was good - but I agree, there wasn't enough variation - still it's hardly the game's fault
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Post by Dudley » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:41 am

Daytona was only an oval track racer if you were a baby and played it on easy.

Ferrari 355 was as much an oval track racer as Daytona.
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Post by felgekarp » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:56 am

Wasn't it only the first track that was like that though and how many people could complete that first track in first place?
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Post by FatTrucker » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:43 am

Daytona certainly had the most 'tactile' feel to any Racer I've played. While a lot of racers feel a bit floaty, the vehicles in Daytona actually felt like they had weight and physical presence. The fact it was also a cracking laugh in multi-player was a bonus, but its not been bettered in the Arcade IMO.
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Post by felgekarp » Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:54 am

FatTrucker wrote:Daytona certainly had the most 'tactile' feel to any Racer I've played. While a lot of racers feel a bit floaty, the vehicles in Daytona actually felt like they had weight and physical presence. The fact it was also a cracking laugh in multi-player was a bonus, but its not been bettered in the Arcade IMO.
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Post by Dudley » Fri Apr 06, 2007 1:39 pm

felgekarp wrote:Wasn't it only the first track that was like that though and how many people could complete that first track in first place?
Yes, just the first track is an oval.
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Post by FatTrucker » Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:45 pm

Outrun was great in its day and is still evocative now when I boot it up for a play. I think the major drawback though is that its far too easy once you know the routes.

I can one credit every route in the game and the challenge has gone. Lovely, wonderful nostalgia but not enough substance.
Daytona on the other hand, I'm pretty damn good at, but not brilliant and it still provides a challenge everytime I play it.
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Post by Rev. Stuart Campbell » Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:03 am

felgekarp wrote:
Rev. Stuart Campbell wrote:Day-snore-a, more like!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not a very convincing argument coming from someone like yourself.
I think you'll find that on the internet, you can compensate for the weakness of any argument by putting lots of exclamation marks in. Smiley faces and capital letters also work.

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Post by The Universal » Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:48 am

I think part of the proof of Daytona's success is that everyone that has played it more than a couple of times knows their best Oval time, whether they achieved it in 94 or 07, they can still rattle it off, the mark of a true racer.
The intermediate and expert tracks are something else too, and benchmarked acade racers for years to come.
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Post by Dudley » Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:45 am

Day-Monotone-a might have worked better.
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Post by Hiroke » Sat Apr 07, 2007 11:26 am

I never played the original OutRun much because by the time I was old enough to actually go to the local arcade it has been replaced by OutRunners wich I quite enjoyed. I also have to agree with Opa-Opa, GTI Club was fantastic and so was Winding Heat, another Konami racer. Special mention must also go to Scud Race, once I figured out how to drift the cars properly I was hooked. However for this poll my vote has to go to Sega Rally, brilliant fun slip sliding away, feeling the bumps and jumps. Great.
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Post by woody.cool » Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:40 pm

You like asking challenging questions, don't cha?

I ended up voting for Outrun

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Post by stvd » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:23 am

I'm not fussy! :shock:

All I want to say is I just had a go on Mario Kart arcade.
I came 1st but was still required to put in another £1 to continue!!!! :evil:

What a rip-off.

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Post by Steve Halfpenny » Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:41 pm

Like others, I'd have voted Outrun 2 had it been a choice. Given the choices, I guess I'll have to go with the original.

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Post by daverage » Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:49 pm

Outrun if it has the moving cab!
If not then sega rally was awesome!
One of the first i played was pole position, still plays well to this day, I played it not so long a go on holiday. This place had that, mercs, pang and operation wolf!! all fully working :)
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