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Thread: Healthy dose of 8/16 bit gaming and...drifting?

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    Healthy dose of 8/16 bit gaming and...drifting?

    So this is the regular time of year when I usually drag out all the old video game systems and play the hell out of them before xmas. Think Turbografx16, ps1, NES, Atari, blah blah.

    Anyway, I always end up playing an crapload of Ridge Racer and Ridge Racer Revolution. It occurred to me that these games were the first I ever played where you could actually drift (unless you have a good imagination with Victory Run or NES Micro Machines). The physics are brutally unrealistic in Ridge racer and rr rev but man it sure was fun pulling a ridiculous drift or reverse 360 drift. Anyone else play these once upon a time?

    Again, no skills needed. the game would keep you in the middle of the track once you initiated. Discuss.


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    Micromachines on the nes was rad. They defied most logic but made for some great entertainment. Bmx on California games, skate or die plus everyone's favorite Mario 3 used up a lot of my early years
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    +1 for California Games. I could never get past the last jump in BMX; I always face planted. Loved being chased by the shark in surfing!


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    Ha ha! I used to tape me drifting on Micromachines on the VHS, and dub punk music over it. Even then NES was way out of date but it was still a long long time ago. In Excitebike I also figured a way to build my own track where I stayed in the air the whole time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joey jo jo View Post
    Ha ha! I used to tape me drifting on Micromachines on the VHS, and dub punk music over it. Even then NES was way out of date but it was still a long long time ago. In Excitebike I also figured a way to build my own track where I stayed in the air the whole time.
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    You need some Shutokou Battle '94, both #1 and #2. Released for the Super Famicom in Japan. It was the same graphics and physics engine as F-Zero and Mario-Kart, but with Skylines, Supras, Silvias and MR2's. Note there are a ton of great japanese racing games we never saw for the PS1 and plenty of Roms and Emulators kicking around for them.

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    Plenty of Roms and Emulators..... and then no link

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoQuinn View Post
    You need some Shutokou Battle '94, both #1 and #2. Released for the Super Famicom in Japan. It was the same graphics and physics engine as F-Zero and Mario-Kart, but with Skylines, Supras, Silvias and MR2's. Note there are a ton of great japanese racing games we never saw for the PS1 and plenty of Roms and Emulators kicking around for them.

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