Out Run – Sega Icon

In 1986 Sega released a follow up of sorts to the company’s highly successful Hang-On game from the previous year. Utilizing the same processor technology of that acclaimed motorcycle game, Out Run was born and became a massive hit for Sega. Like Hang-On, players drove through various stages as quickly as possible, accumulating a scoreContinue reading “Out Run – Sega Icon”

Sega Classic: Hang-On

The Sega Master System was the first video game console I ever owned. I remember opening it Christmas morning 1987 with the kind of excitement only a child under the age of 10 obtains. My parents were smart, making sure I opened this gift last, because before the wrapping paper even hit the ground, IContinue reading “Sega Classic: Hang-On”

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”

Skitchin’ – IN YOUR FACE

An illegal pastime turned video game; that was the story of Skitchin’. Released in 1994, the game was simple in concept and a bit familiar. The goal was to get to the finish line in first place while traversing a scrolling two lane road against opponents – which you could attack with weapons. Sounds aContinue reading “Skitchin’ – IN YOUR FACE”

Authentic F1 – Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II

A lot of video game racing fans will remember this title fondly. It was one of the first games to truly capture Formula One into a digital format. For its time, Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II was a very authentic game. There was a 16-race world championship circuit with real the racetracks. It includedContinue reading “Authentic F1 – Ayrton Senna’s Super Monaco GP II”

A Different Kind of Racing – California Games BMX

Time for something completely different. California Games is one of the most iconic games from the 1980s. Fire up a Commodore, Nintendo or Sega Master system and that classic Midi rendition of Louie Louie immediately takes us back. It was a groundbreaking game in many ways. It allowed up to eight players to participate inContinue reading “A Different Kind of Racing – California Games BMX”