Your first racing game
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- 24th January 2013, 13:06 at 1:06 pm #224269James BricklesParticipant
The first driving game I ever got my hands on was one called Lotus Turbo Challenge 2. Technically, it’s a racing game as you’re against the clock ;)
First Formula 1 game was F1 97 for the PS1, just love it.24th January 2013, 13:13 at 1:13 pm #224270NickParticipant
For me, it’s either Grand Prix 2 or Need for Speed. I’ve probably played Outrun or other games as well, but those two were my main games when I was 6 or 7. I even remember buying (illegal, actually) add on discs for Grand Prix 2 to update it to the 1997, 1998 and 1999 seasons.. Good times. Actually made carsets for a while for GP2 between 2004 and 2006, I think, and ran a forum for the community.24th January 2013, 13:21 at 1:21 pm #224271AnonymousInactive
here we go http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aundeN2eX_E24th January 2013, 13:23 at 1:23 pm #224272matt90Participant
Probably Gran Turismo 3, although that may be wrong (first non-car racing game was definitely SSX).24th January 2013, 14:11 at 2:11 pm #224273AdrianMorseParticipant
I’m not sure BMX Simulator on the MSX qualifies, and we had Test Drive (from Accolade) on my father’s XT as well, but the first proper racing game I played was stunt car racer on the Amiga.24th January 2013, 15:24 at 3:24 pm #224274PaulocreedParticipant
If memory serves me correctly I believe the first racing game I ever played was Stunt on 286 PC or FZero on Super Nintendo.
The first F1 game I played was I believe EA Sports F1 ’99.24th January 2013, 17:52 at 5:52 pm #224275LudwigParticipant
When I was 10 years old, back in 1991, I played F-1 Race on my GameBoy for countless hours. Enjoy the stone-age graphics on the link below:24th January 2013, 17:58 at 5:58 pm #224276SlrParticipant
The first racing game I remember playing as a kid was Crash Team Racing for PS1.24th January 2013, 18:25 at 6:25 pm #224277MatK77Participant
Geoff Crammond’s REVS on my cousin’s BBC micro. When he released Grand Prix I don’t think I left my room for six months.
Closely followed by Nigel Mansell’s Grand Prix on the Spectrum.24th January 2013, 20:09 at 8:09 pm #224278StevenParticipant
Like @ajokay, I have fond memories of Rad Racer as a child… even if I was terrible at it.
Then there’s quite a gap… I honestly don’t know how I developed a liking for cars or racing games, but then I vaguely remember liking Automobili Lamborghini for the N64. I remember you had to move the stick in circles frantically to get tyres changed or refuelled or something silly like that.
The ones I really played the hell out of were Need for Speed: High Stakes and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. It was this series that really got me into racing games… afterwards it was Porsche Unleashed, NFS: Underground 2…24th January 2013, 21:56 at 9:56 pm #224279AnonymousInactive
My first racing game was Gran Turismo on the PS1. Not only was it my first racing game, but also one of the first video games of any kind I ever played. We also had F1 97, which is the reason I love F1 today, but I lost the disc, which annoyed my older brother! (I was about 4 at the time)24th January 2013, 22:19 at 10:19 pm #224280F1YankeeParticipant
pole position!25th January 2013, 17:36 at 5:36 pm #224281McFillinParticipant
F-Zero on the Super Nintendo! I still play it time to time when I’m really bored,25th January 2013, 18:25 at 6:25 pm #224282GabrielParticipant
The racing games from the atari 2600. For me, this one was the best.25th January 2013, 18:28 at 6:28 pm #224283robk23Participant
My first was the original TOCA game. I must have been around 7 when I got it for my PS1. My favourite car at the time was the Renault Laguna, my favourite track was Donington Park and I also remember Tiff Needell’s voiceover!
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