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Saturn Sega Rally

Post by rossi46 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:07 pm

Saturn Sega Rally still gets a lot of love in my gaming man-cave. Not bad for a game from 1995 that looks rough by today's standards. Despite not having real life tracks and locations like the current big hitters, all 3 of the tracks in Sega Rally are so memorable and I'm still finding ways to shave precious thousandths-of-seconds off my laptimes. I'm a huge rally racing game fan and I've bought just about every off-road racer for every machine in recent times, but I've still to be as excited as when I saw SR running on Gamesmaster on tv in the 90s, when Dominick Diamond announced the seminal arcade game was to receive a home port in the show's news section.

It's a surprising and unexpected juxtaposition to find that V-Rally 4 on Switch, played with the Retrobit wireless Saturn pad, is the closest I've come to replicating the classic Saturn Sega Rally car handling. It hurts my brain that one of the most meh racing games of recent times has the sweetest handling.
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Re: Saturn Sega Rally

Post by DPrinny » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:48 pm

It has four tracks, Lakeside is an unlockable.

Its a shame its sequels aren't really that good

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Post by rossi46 » Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:35 pm

Lakeside wasn't included in my op because it's nondescript, boring and very much like an afterthought. You're right, though, in the interests of being factually correct, SR has 4 tracks.

The bonus, Lakeside, track always feels anti-climactic and a bit of a rubbish reward for winning.
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Re: Saturn Sega Rally

Post by mr jenzie » Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:03 pm

it was this and virtua cop 2 that i got a saturn in the first place, and played the hell out of it!, don't think i finished the bonus track on it either
although i almost did on the arcade version
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Re: Saturn Sega Rally

Post by ALK » Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:18 pm

Didnt mind SEGA Rally Online Arcade (The XBLA/PSN one), would have completed it, but nobody comes to play online for those last achievements anymore.....
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Re: Saturn Sega Rally

Post by BellyFullOfHell » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:19 am

The Xbox360 / PS3 games were brilliant. The full-fat one had one of the most engaging handling models of any racer that gen, and the digital arcade one even had a recreation of the first track of the original. Brilliant titles that didn't get the love they deserved.

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Re: Saturn Sega Rally

Post by Sega2006 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:03 am

Loved it dearly, one of the few I could get the old man to play with me as a kid, back then I'd normally use the Delta but nowadays I'll run the Celica as I tend to be a bit faster in it.
Tried to play the last one recently but couldn't get it to play nice on my Win 10 machine for love nor money and not seen it locally on xbox to pick up.
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Re: Saturn Sega Rally

Post by rossi46 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:22 am

My brother and me play Saturn SR when we visit each other. I always get my ass handed to me in a 3 lap time trial. He's usually a couple of seconds faster per lap. We always use the unmodded Celica.

25 years later, it's still an awesome game.
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Re: Saturn Sega Rally

Post by Sega2006 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:02 pm

rossi46 wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 4:22 am
My brother and me play Saturn SR when we visit each other. I always get my ass handed to me in a 3 lap time trial. He's usually a couple of seconds faster per lap. We always use the unmodded Celica.

25 years later, it's still an awesome game.
Tbh Modding doesn't seem to get much more out of it, which is a contrast to Sega touring car which is the only way to make the bloody things driveable, never tried the Stratos on multiplayer but could be a laugh as a change for the Celica as its faster but squirelly being RWD.
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Post by rossi46 » Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:13 pm

Even after adjusting the cars in Sega Touring Car, it still sucks. Yet, I still play it a couple of times a year.
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Re: Saturn Sega Rally

Post by Sega2006 » Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:44 am

rossi46 wrote:
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Even after adjusting the cars in Sega Touring Car, it still sucks. Yet, I still play it a couple of times a year.
I quite like it but then its probably more I get to drive the Martini Alfa, did have a look at getting a real one but they were ropey and fairly exspensive compared to what my alternatives were.
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