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Submitted by triverse 697d ago | article

San Francisco Rush Retrospective by Gaming on Sony

Modern Zorker writes, "Today in retro gaming, we celebrate the release of San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing on Playstation. Come to think of it, “celebration” might be the wrong word here. So instead, today in retro gaming, we wish Climax Group had never ported this awesome arcade racer to home systems back in 1998. Proceed with caution." (Retro)

Godchild1020  +   697d ago
I didn't even know this was on the PS1 back then, I played it on the N64 many years back and enjoyed it very much.
triverse  +   697d ago
It was easy to overlook on the PSOne where the racing/arcade genre was much more competitive than on the game starved N64 crowd.
Godchild1020  +   697d ago
I just looked it up and seen that it was released a year later on the PS1 (1998) after the release of the N64 (1997) version.
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ambientFLIER  +   695d ago
That's because it was awful on the PS1.
PS4isKing_82  +   697d ago
I remember playing the sequel to this game on my dreamcast, which was San Francisco rush: 2049.
Wish someone would bring this franchise back for a modern console.
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dvewlsh  +   697d ago
If you were playing San Francisco Rush on N64/PSX with the purpose of racing I think that you were doing it wrong. If you were just trying to launch yourself off of stationary objects and weird ditches you were having a ton of fun with it.

Hell, the Dreamcast sequel even had a stunt mode because of how many people were doing that stuff with the older game.
dumahim  +   696d ago
The original one had a stunt room.
It was a bit flawed though. It was hidden on a part of a track so you had to start a race to get to it. Doing loops and crazy jumps and stuff is all well and good until you mess up and crash. Then it'd warp you back to the race so you had to drive all the way back over to the hidden entrance. Kind of annoying.

So plenty of people were doing that sort of thing with the original.
ambientFLIER  +   695d ago
If you used the hidden cheat menu, you could respawn in place and turn the timer off. So you could mess around all you wanted...
Who owns the rights to this franchise these days? I would love to see an XBLA/PSN HD remake of Rush 2049 based on the arcade version. I dumped a lot of coins on that machine back in 1999/2000. Fantastic track design!
Shadow Man  +   697d ago
i remember playing the game in nintendo64 and always hated to have to replay from the beginning the same tacks to unlock the newer tracks bcs i didn't have a memory card. then i bout the ps1 version notice how bad it look compared to the n64 version. i was more amazed when i played the arcade at wal-mart, the graphic were truly amazing.
Felonycarclub8  +   697d ago
I used to love playing this lol

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