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PostPosted: Mon May 15, '17, 7:11 am 
This is one of the most fun racing games ever made. And who would've thought that an overhead racing game where the vehicle sprites are so tiny would be of such caliber? It's great on almost just about any system, exxept the Genesis, Game Boy and Game Gear. The original arcade version is also available on Midway Arcade Treasures 3 for the PS2, Xbox and Gamecube. My personal favorite version is on the SNES, which features all new music by the legendary Tim & Geoff Follin, which is some of the duo's greatest work ever!



Another version I like is on the Sega Master System, where the music from the original arcade game was wonderfully recreated by another game music legend, Matt Furniss:



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PostPosted: Mon May 15, '17, 12:02 pm 
I can remember this game ! But I've never been a big fan ! :( Same about MicroMachines ! I know this game is fun (like OR) with many players but... :(


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, '17, 12:32 pm 
Micro Machines is another one I dig. I remember there was a time a couple of years ago where it got me briefly obsessed with Micro Machines and I started collecting some of them.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, '17, 12:44 pm 
Happy that you love those "multiplayer racing-games" ! But I think I know why I never really liked them (same for Bomberman !) : maybe because I'm very bad at them ? :rofl:


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, '17, 5:25 am 
Didn't some of Super Off Road get altered on the digital store(s) because they lost the Ironman license?

EDIT: I just looked at Wikipedia's page for the game-- Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's name and likeness were dropped from the Midway Arcade Treasures 3 ports; also, he's no longer the player character (you drive the white truck; the red, blue, and yellow CPU trucks are driven "Madman" Sam Powell, "Hurricane" Earl Stratton, and "Jammin'" John Morgan. Sam Powell composed the music for the arcade version, while Earl Stratton and John Morgan were two of the programmers. The white truck is now driven by "Lightning" Michael Lydy, who was one of the original game's graphic artists. So, theme naming all around!)

Fun fact: Sam Powell was also the composer for the Sega Genesis version of Shadowrun. He and Marshall Parker, the composer for the SNES Shadowrun, teamed up in 2013 to rearrange some of their tracks for Shadowrun Returns.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, '17, 2:02 pm 
I used to play it on PC. It was fun, since it was one of the first games where you would earn money and upgrade your car. I used to play a lot together with my brother. It was not very comfortable for both to play using the same keyboard, but we managed somehow.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, '17, 11:32 am 
Both of you playing on the same keyboard ? Not easy ! :D


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, '17, 1:06 am 
Snorb wrote:Didn't some of Super Off Road get altered on the digital store(s) because they lost the Ironman license?

EDIT: I just looked at Wikipedia's page for the game-- Ivan "Ironman" Stewart's name and likeness were dropped from the Midway Arcade Treasures 3 ports; also, he's no longer the player character (you drive the white truck; the red, blue, and yellow CPU trucks are driven "Madman" Sam Powell, "Hurricane" Earl Stratton, and "Jammin'" John Morgan. Sam Powell composed the music for the arcade version, while Earl Stratton and John Morgan were two of the programmers. The white truck is now driven by "Lightning" Michael Lydy, who was one of the original game's graphic artists. So, theme naming all around!)

Fun fact: Sam Powell was also the composer for the Sega Genesis version of Shadowrun. He and Marshall Parker, the composer for the SNES Shadowrun, teamed up in 2013 to rearrange some of their tracks for Shadowrun Returns.


Nice bit of info!


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