CGRundertow RETRO RACING for iPhone Video Game Review

The top-down racing game is a bit of a lost art form. The genre was born in arcades back in the seventies, and over the next decade, it would also expand onto consoles before its tires blew out. Which is basically to say, before people started caring more about polygons than fun games. But fortunately,…

Game Program Attack! – Race Wars (Ep #5)

[Chief:] Okay, Ace. This is your last race as an undercover streetracing cop. The stakes are high. [Ace:] Blah blah blah. The US will get annexed into Canada. I get it. Jeez. [Chief:] This isn’t a goddamn joke, Ace. I can’t believe I came out of retirement for this. You’re too reckless. [Chang:] More rike…

LGR – Star Wars Episode I Racer – PC Game Review

Ahh now here’s a favorite I’ve been wanting to cover for ages. This is Star Wars: Episode 1 – Racer, developed and published by LucasArts in May of 1999 for Windows PCs, alongside the Nintendo 64 release, which is probably the more well-known version of the game. It also got released for the Macintosh and…

LGR – Vette! – DOS PC Game Review

[LGR Theme plays] [fizz, sip] Aahhh! [typing] Think to yourself for a moment of open world driving games. What is the first one you can think of? If you thought of Vette!, the street race simulation through San Fransisco, then I’d be impressed. In fact, the only older open world driving game that I know…

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled – Dragon Mines & Retro Stadium Gameplay | PlayStation Underground

KRISTEN: Oh, it’s so cute, with his little raincoat. TIM: I think I’m gonna fall in love with Pura here in a Jeep. That’s absolutely the winner. KRISTEN: Yep. [INTRO MUSIC PLAYING] TIM: Hey, everybody. Welcome back to another episode of PlayStation Underground. You got Tim and Kristen here. And we’re joined by Thomas Wilson…

LGR – Midtown Madness – PC Game Review

[typing] You know, one of my favorite video game genres is the racing game. And one of my favorite things to happen to the genre is the addition of the open world. So today I’d like to take a look at one of the earliest games that I remember to add those two things together….

LEGO Racers: Build, Customize, Race and Win!

[typing] [funky music] Time for another late-’90s game I can’t stay away! And the main reason for this foray today is LEGO Racers, developed by High Voltage Software and published by LEGO Media in 1999 for Windows PCs. And, yep, it was also released for the Sony PlayStation and Nintendo 64 later on, and even…