You Won't Get A New Daytona, But This Is Probably The Next Best Thing

For a lot of people, myself included, the arcade racer was at the peak of its powers in the 1990s. Games like Daytona, SCUD Race and a guilty pleasure of mine, Namco's Ace Driver, hit a sweet spot of visual prowess, accessibility and the opportunity for public showmanship.

So it's nice to see someone else feels the same way, and is using Kickstarter — as everyone does — to try and bring those days back.

Greek dev Pelikan13 is working on The 90s Racer, a game whose goals are summed up pretty well by the name.

"The three that ate up most of my coins where Scud Race, Daytona USA and Indy 500, my goal is to recreate the feeling these games evoked from players by maintaining the colourful, vibrant look and sense of speed but with modern visuals and car handling models," he says.

The trailer above shows he's certainly got the spirit of the times nailed. There's even an old Williams F1 car there!

The 90's Arcade Racer [Kickstarter]


    Looks great! Scud Race was sublime - especially when stoned (but I don't do that anymore)

    Scud Race and Daytona are basically the 2 best arcade racers of all time.

    You can clearly see these guys grew up on those games. Like these guys, I'm also a Greek who grew up pumping coins into those machines, and it's clearly heavily influenced the design decisions on this game.

    Absolutely ADORE the over the top living backdrops.

    Sega have re-released Daytona with a texture update and possibly some added tracks as "Sega Arcade Racer"

    Not something I'd go out of my way to play these days but it's nice to see homage paid to such a great era of arcade racers.

    Thanks Luke, will definitely be checking this kick starter out.

    Last edited 24/01/13 12:12 am

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