eShop: 90s Arcade Racer

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  1. Daft Ada

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    Development on the Wii U version of '90s Arcade Racer is "moving along well," according to developers Antonis Pelekanos and Nicalis, who expect the game to be available in "mid-2014".

    '90s Arcade Racer began as a Kickstarter project from Athens, Greece-based Pelekanos a year ago, and Nicalis came on board during the Kickstarter campaign. The Santa Ana, Calif.-based studio is providing assistance with programming in the Unity engine, as well as design, production, physics and tuning.

    According to Pelekanos and Nicalis founder Tyrone Rodriguez, bringing '90s Arcade Racer from Windows PC to Wii U has been relatively straightforward, although the process "hasn't been without [its] fair share of challenges." In particular, they said that "some things that worked on PC couldn't be ported exactly [to] Wii U without having affecting how the game performs on the Nintendo console – and probably other consoles, too."

    However, Pelekanos and Nicalis noted they're "very happy with the results," since the Wii U is "very capable" of running '90s Arcade Racer at 60 frames per second in 720p resolution with anti-aliasing enabled. The developers are also working on getting the competitive element of the game up to the point they'd like it to be, which is as many as 30 cars in a race.

    "It's hard to give you a solid date but mid-2014 is our goal for now," said Pelekanos and Nicalis.

    The 90s Arcade Racer Trailer 1


    The 90's Arcade Racer - iDÉAME...


    The 90's Arcade Racer: Environments Trailer


    Certainly looks nice, and good to see a bit of support for the poor old Wii U.
     
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    Yeah I must say that this is one release I've been looking forward to. I love my 90's arcade racers like Daytona, Sega Rally etc. and this looks like it's right up that street. :)
     
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    One of the tracks looks like it'll have some alternative routes. I remember the days we'd get 3 tracks in a racing game and the devs would magically increase that by offering reverse, mirror and reversed mirrored tracks! None of this '100+ individually crafted tracks' malarky you get in racing games today :)
     
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    I thought this had been quietly cancelled, good to see it's still coming along. The graphic style seems to have changed a fair bit, especially on the forest track. Guess that's why it's taken so long.

    first 90s Arcade Racer gameplay
     
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    Crikey! I'd forgotton about this one. It's looking great though, can see me having a lot of fun with this.
     
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    Looks mint, when's it out?
     
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    Saw that video on Game informer (think) this morning and have to say I was a little disappointed. The two sections of track I saw looked pretty uninspiring, slow and a bit sort of empty/soulless. Pretty enough backgrounds but something lacking. And the tyre screeching is awful.

    That said, I hope it actually plays well as I liked the look of the drifting, reminds me of the Outrun remake on Xbox 360.
     
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    Lack of any Ai still tells me this is still a long way off ever being released.
     
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    *sings*

    DAYTONNNNNAAAAAAAAA

    It looks like Daytona :)
     
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    I wonder if this will ever see the light of day.
     
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    Thats a shame if true.
     
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    Yeh I agree, I thought this would have made a great digital release for the U.
     
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    Me too. I still put money in those types of arcade machines ....
     
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    Blimey is this ever going to be released ??
     
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    Was thinking that myself, still no news :(
     
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    Its never being released. Never ever ever ......
     
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    Think there’s more chance of DaytonaUSA 2K19 being released on Dreamcast 2
     
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    Yes yes yes :)
     

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