Rock N’ Roll Racing – Bygone Genre

Rock and Rock N’ Roll Racing was a party. Right from the title and cover art there is no mistaken what this game was all about; fun. It was a vehicle combat game with an actual soundtrack. In fact, I don’t remember much about this game other than the soundtrack and a vague recollection ofContinue reading “Rock N’ Roll Racing – Bygone Genre”

An Interesting Past – Super Sprint

Last week we covered Ivan Ironman Stewart’s Super Off Road, a game many describe as Super Sprint, but on dirt with trucks. So, this week let’s take a closer look at Super Sprint – a game with an interesting history. Released in 1986, Super Sprint was a successor to the previously released game simply titleContinue reading “An Interesting Past – Super Sprint”

Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off Road

This game, with an incredibly long name, was one of my favourites when I was nine years old. After its release it immediately shot to the top of my list of must play machines whenever I’d spot one in an arcade. I’d drop several dollars’ worth of quarters into the machine – not exactly chumpContinue reading “Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off Road”

Micro Machines – Simple Brilliance

I’ll get back to the Growing Up Gran Turismo series soon, but first I want to take a break and discuss an entirely different kind of racing game – Micro Machines. It’s a game I never actually owned but very close family friends had a copy for their original NES. Every time we visited theirContinue reading “Micro Machines – Simple Brilliance”