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The 90's Arcade Racer Speeds Closer to Wii U

A little over a week ago Nintendo Life learned about The 90's Arcade Racer, a project from one-man Greek developer Pelikan13 with the goal of creating a new experience inspired by classic arcade racers such as Daytona USA and Sega Rally. In order to get the project over the finishing line for a release this year the developer has taken to Kickstarter; at the time of writing he's creeping closer to his $10,000 target with 19 days still to go.

Although the initial plans were for PC, Mac and Linux releases, Pelikan13 had suggested that he'd like to release the title on Nintendo platforms, with the Wii U eShop seeming like the most likely fit. At that point it was an optimist's hope, but a new project update suggests not only that the project has attracted interest and new resources, but that Wii U may have just become a bigger priority.

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DK286K1273d ago SpamShow
Nevers0ft1273d ago

Sounds promising. I like the simplistic approach to 90s racers... No engine tuning or spending 6 hours applying decals to your car, just drive - fast!

jimbobwahey1273d ago

It's not just that, but I also miss when games used to present beautiful locations, rather than the gritty/muddy environments that plague games today.

Seeing clear blue skies and palm trees really does take you back to the 90s, where the philosophy was presenting game worlds that actually looked nice rather than what we have today.

DivineAssault 1273d ago

The wii u will be what ouya wants to be.. An indie game machine for the TV.. It will get its AAA support sprinkled on top here n there but it seems only indie devs are speaking highly of wii u..

I dont wanna hear about gearboxs old comments about Aliens either.. Until nx gen PS/MS systems arrive, anything devs say about the wii u goes unheard by my ears.. Good or bad

caseh1273d ago (Edited 1273d ago )

I don't know why people are disagreeing with this guy, to some extent if the WiiU is viewed as an Indie game machine thats a positive comment.

The Dreamcast was seen the same way, sadly Sega are a bunch of muppets and couldn't keep to their hardware commitments yet the console is always looked back on fondly. Nintendo on the other hand can, their first party releases alone would keep the platform afloat and only good things can come of neat looking games like this.

On a side note, I like what this guy has done with such a small kickstart fund. Shows that companies like the ones doing the Star Trek pinball machine ask £50k for something where the base technology was already in place, embarassing abuse of an otherwise great concept.

selinelevinson81273d ago SpamShow
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