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Best racing game ever?

Post by fry8 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:33 am

A lot of people are gonna vote for F1 2011 but let's see what the retro gamer view is.
I vote Super Monaco Grand Prix.

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by greenberet79 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:39 am

Super Sprint!
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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by van » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:47 am

Super Off Road

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Post by DigitalDuck » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:50 am

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by Matt_B » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:08 am

It's got to be Geoff Crammond's Formula 1 Grand Prix for me.

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by theantmeister » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:10 am

Matt_B wrote:It's got to be Geoff Crammond's Formula 1 Grand Prix for me.
Ditto.

IMO ANY sprite based racing game should be instantly disqualified. Sad, but true.

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Post by learnedrobb » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:11 am

Outrun.
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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by theantmeister » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:14 am

learnedrobb wrote:Outrun.
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Post by Dramagod » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:21 am

I remember playing Test Drive on the C64 and going "whoa!". But I think the best racing game I can think of is the first Gran Turismo. That game was just so awesome when it was released. I continued my 1998 save a few months ago and I still think it's the best one out there. The music is awesome in that game and really punches the driving experience even further. Also RC Pro-Am was really cool. I hated the oil pools though.
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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by pantal00ns » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:24 am

Sport of Kings on the Spectrum, had speech and everything.

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Post by the_hawk » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:36 am

Beyond any shadow of a doubt, the greatest racing game of all time is

"CARS"

Or to give it it's proper title...Traffic Dodger

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by joefish » Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:43 am

GTI Club: Rally Côte d'Azur (Arcade)

or Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast.

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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by DreamcastRIP » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:02 am

The "best" racing game ever is obviously something that's entirely subjective.

Taking a different tack, I'd say the most iconic racing game ever is probably OutRun. My personal favourite racing game ever would be OutRun Online Arcade.

Other favourites over the years would include the likes of Rage Racer, Lotus Esprit Turbo Challenge, Metropolis Street Racer, Ferrari F355 Challenge, Mario Kart DS, Enduro Racer, Super Skidmarks, Super Sprint, Micro Machines V3, Sega Rally, Daytona USA, Stunt Car Racer, Real Racing 2 and Colin McRae Rally 2.0.
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Re: Best racing game ever?

Post by fry8 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:06 am

Got a point there. I suppose "favourite" would have been a better choice of words.
I voted for F Zero.

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Post by OldSkoolCoolFool » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:11 am

DreamcastRIP makes a very good point. As unfair as it is to compare 2d to 3d i've just done it in my head anyway... Best racing game ever?

Its Super Sprint!

Arcade version only as its absolutely impossible to recreate that big spinny wheel, elbow your friends in the ribs style multiplayer awesomeness in the home. Unless of course you actually own the arcade, then its perfectly feasible. Until the novelty wears off. I don't own the arcade though, so yeah... Super Sprint it is.
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