On to Road Race and Race Fun...
There were two other guys in my class that had a VIC but they were not really into games (and I traded games with other guys). However, they were both into cars (in the 12-year-old kid way), so one of them bought Road Race and the other bought Race Fun (and those were basically the only games they had).
I did borrow Road Race and Race Fun from them but I don’t remember playing them much. Road Race was a cartridge game so I could not tape copy it (I suspect that was the other reason for my class buddy to choose it…) and Race Fun perhaps I did not bother to copy…
Road Race is really impressive though. It is of course very much inspired by 1976 Night Driver (IIRC there is a similar German arcade game that predates Night Driver slightly) but it also adds a simulation tinge. The hi-res front of the car and the meters looks great and the road effect is impressive for a VIC-game (the only one where the road moves instead of the car). All in all great piece of software to show off the hardware!
akator wrote:Road Race has been a problem for me. The controls make a lot more sense on a real VIC keyboard and I haven't been able to do well at all in it with emulation. I can't play my VIC right now because that space has been re-purposed by my wife, so I doubt I will be posting any scores for Road Race until I can play it on the real hardware.
Yep, it is practically unplayable on my laptop too, but I should play it on my VIC the next time I have the opportunity.
Race Fun… Blocky, jerky and the oncoming traffic move at the same speed as the road… Definitely not good for showcasing VIC but it does offer some entertainment as a score chaser and works great on my laptop. I especially like that it gets harder very fast and offer a short and focused challenge.
Again, I did not manage to beat akator. It did not seem worth it to manually increase speed at the beginning of the race, but if the automatic increments are time based (rather than score based), it should. So I may try that.