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Old February 28 2013, 04:20 AM   #16
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Old February 28 2013, 05:30 AM   #17
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^ What, you never had a dedicated Pong console hooked up to your TV?
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Old February 28 2013, 06:51 AM   #18
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Well, to be fair, a lot of them are very obscure, like the sports games for example. Unless you've played them, you'd not even be able to recognize what they are since all sports games by their nature are very similar up to a point.
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Old February 28 2013, 11:07 AM   #19
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the only one to throw me off was the football one, when my grandmother got a computer with a CD-ROM drive (which was a HUGE thing back then) the computer came with about 20 cd's that had shareware and free versions of just about ever DOS game ever
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Old February 28 2013, 05:01 PM   #20
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A lowly 26.

And I only played about a dozen of them. The rest I got right either through guesswork or general familiarity with the game's appearance. Nice to see Stunts featured; I played the heck out of that game. Had an eensy-weensy crush on Cherry Chassis, too.

The game had some fantastic features too: the very flexible track maker/editor, the multiple camera angles, the race replay feature. Plus, some neat cars; the Countach rocked!
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Old February 28 2013, 06:25 PM   #21
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A lowly 26.

And I only played about a dozen of them. The rest I got right either through guesswork or general familiarity with the game's appearance. Nice to see Stunts featured; I played the heck out of that game. Had an eensy-weensy crush on Cherry Chassis, too.

The game had some fantastic features too: the very flexible track maker/editor, the multiple camera angles, the race replay feature. Plus, some neat cars; the Countach rocked!
I fucking loved that game.

Did you ever exploit the physics bug where running into the barrier fence at top speed would send you flying through the air--sometimes for several minutes? I recorded so many replays back in the day of me doing that. Of course, you're dead as soon as you hit the ground, but the insane flying was too much fun not to abuse.

Here's a rather tame example of it:



It was possible to hit the wall just right and fly much longer, though.
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Old February 28 2013, 06:40 PM   #22
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Yup. Great bug!

I actually tried playing Stunts again a year or so ago, and couldn't quite recapture the fun feeling. I guess you it's true what they say about never being able to go home.

I'm disappointed & surprised that Youtube doesn't seem to have that clip of Cherry Chassis blowing a kiss at you though.

(IIRC, the programmers/artists on the game played the racers; that was a cool touch too.)
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Old February 28 2013, 06:51 PM   #23
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I'm disappointed & surprised that Youtube doesn't seem to have that clip of Cherry Chassis blowing a kiss at you though.

(IIRC, the programmers/artists on the game played the racers; that was a cool touch too.)
Maybe I can fire up DOSBox tonight, record a little video, and clip that into a gif for you.

(And I didn't know that about the opponents! Neat!)
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Old February 28 2013, 08:46 PM   #24
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The developers behind that have had an interesting history. Distinctive Software also developed the first 2 Test Drive games, and in general they made some great games, which I might add had some great soundtracks. Anyone remember the Test Drive II soundtrack? You can see many similarities in the interfaces of their games during that period. In 1991, they got bought by EA and became EA Canada and had a hand in developing some of the Need for Speed games.

Here's a rock rendition of the Test Drive II theme:

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Old February 28 2013, 10:03 PM   #25
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Yup. Great bug!

I actually tried playing Stunts again a year or so ago, and couldn't quite recapture the fun feeling. I guess you it's true what they say about never being able to go home.

I'm disappointed & surprised that Youtube doesn't seem to have that clip of Cherry Chassis blowing a kiss at you though.

(IIRC, the programmers/artists on the game played the racers; that was a cool touch too.)
Don't say I never did anything for you.

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Old March 1 2013, 02:28 AM   #26
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The developers behind that have had an interesting history. Distinctive Software also developed the first 2 Test Drive games, and in general they made some great games, which I might add had some great soundtracks. Anyone remember the Test Drive II soundtrack? You can see many similarities in the interfaces of their games during that period. In 1991, they got bought by EA and became EA Canada and had a hand in developing some of the Need for Speed games.

Here's a rock rendition of the Test Drive II theme:

That actually reminds me somewhat of bits of the Burnout 2 soundtrack (one of my all-time fave game soundtracks). Nice work.

Talking of the staff on the game, I think one of the programmers who played your opponents on Stunts ended in charge of the the FIFA games at EA. Either "Bernie" or "Skid" IIRC. Not "Cherry" though; but she got a small part on The Commish. Not joking. I read it somewhere after reinstalling the game last year and wondering what happened to them all. That, and I wanted to see what Cherry looked like now, of course.

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Yup. Great bug!

I actually tried playing Stunts again a year or so ago, and couldn't quite recapture the fun feeling. I guess you it's true what they say about never being able to go home.

I'm disappointed & surprised that Youtube doesn't seem to have that clip of Cherry Chassis blowing a kiss at you though.

(IIRC, the programmers/artists on the game played the racers; that was a cool touch too.)
Don't say I never did anything for you.

You, sir, are as much a god among men as Cherry is a goddess among women.
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Old March 1 2013, 07:42 AM   #27
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That actually reminds me somewhat of bits of the Burnout 2 soundtrack (one of my all-time fave game soundtracks). Nice work.

Talking of the staff on the game, I think one of the programmers who played your opponents on Stunts ended in charge of the the FIFA games at EA. Either "Bernie" or "Skid" IIRC. Not "Cherry" though; but she got a small part on The Commish. Not joking. I read it somewhere after reinstalling the game last year and wondering what happened to them all. That, and I wanted to see what Cherry looked like now, of course.
I'm not surprised. Seems like a good way to give a nod to their early history It's also kind of wild to think that the developer that started out developing the Test Drive series ended up creating a series later on to compete with it, and now is one of the best selling game franchises, outselling the series they started on.
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Old March 1 2013, 09:41 AM   #28
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I got 38. Quite a few of those were process of elimination. I got the Wing Commander one wrong and felt a bit ripped off.

The first three games I got for my 486 back in the day were all on there. X-Wing, Alone in the Dark, and Links 386 Pro. Though it was at least a year before I got Links 386 Pro to run. The VESA driver which was supposed to be on the hard disk wasn't there and it took a while before I could get any sort of online without dialing long distance. Thanks a lot Packard Bell.
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Old March 1 2013, 03:21 PM   #29
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You know your getting old when you can remember computer games making only two sounds.

Bip.
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The first three games I got for my 486 back in the day were all on there. X-Wing, Alone in the Dark, and Links 386 Pro. Though it was at least a year before I got Links 386 Pro to run. The VESA driver which was supposed to be on the hard disk wasn't there and it took a while before I could get any sort of online without dialing long distance. Thanks a lot Packard Bell.
That's what you get for running Links 386 on a 486!
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