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Old 29 June 2014, 19:38   #1
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best upper view racing games ?

Games like all terrain racing, nitro... etc...
my top 5 (no special sort) :
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1000 miglia (arcade )
nitro
ATR
micro machines 3
and neo drift out
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What is yours ?
ps: do you know guys too, who can't play this kind of game, because there brains can't found the left and right like if they were in the car ??
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Old 29 June 2014, 19:44   #2
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i had some fun with Supercars 2 and Overdrive.

There was a top-down driving game for Amiga that i remember had really weird controls. I don't remember what it was but left and right didn't turn your car, just made it go in that direction, i actually found that quite confusing. You'd get stopped by police and they'd apologise because they didn't realise it was you?
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Old 29 June 2014, 19:52   #3
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There was a top-down driving game for Amiga that i remember had really weird controls. I don't remember what it was but left and right didn't turn your car, just made it go in that direction, i actually found that quite confusing. You'd get stopped by police and they'd apologise because they didn't realise it was you?
Miami Chase? http://hol.abime.net/2458
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Old 29 June 2014, 19:56   #4
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yeah that rings a bell
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Old 29 June 2014, 21:30   #5
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my top 5 :

Micro Machines : All time best Overhead Racing Game !!! So much fun with friends was very good on PSX too...
Nitro
Overdrive
Roadkill (AGA/CD32)
Super Cars I & II

Was Fun too :

ATR: All Terrain Racing (too hard for me... :\)
Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road :The Arcade game was sooooo fun !!! with real wheel and Nitro button...
Indy Heat

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Old 29 June 2014, 21:37   #6
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I used to love Super Cars II. I tried it last week for the first time in ages. I was shocked how small the playfield was, it seemed very claustrophobic.
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Old 29 June 2014, 21:52   #7
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My favourite is Max Rally.
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Old 29 June 2014, 22:11   #8
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Amiga-wise, it's gotta be Super Cars 2 for me. Played it for absolutely hours and hours and completed it on all difficulty levels multiple times.

Arcades - Neo Drift out (Neo Geo). Perfect difficulty curve and that just one more go/credit type of gameplay that makes you want to keep shoving money into it...

All time favourite though has to be Rush Rush Rally Racing. A mate of mine had this on Dreamcast and again, we played it for hours. Then in 2012, it got released onto the Wii (via WiiWare).
This game has it all:
  • Challenging difficulty level(s)
  • Tight controls
  • Split screen multiplayer (up to 4 players)
  • Detailed '16 bit' visuals
  • Cracking '90s style' soundtrack
  • Grand Prix Mode, Challenge Mode, Time Attack Mode
  • Secret shortcuts
I could go on, but needless to say, if you like top down racers, give this one a go if you can.
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Old 29 June 2014, 22:26   #9
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Supercars 2
Nitro
Atr
Overdrive
Super Skidmarks all those games permit multi-player capacity

for stand alone playing, i also like : Superoffroad, Badlands (Super Sprint game's like)
btw i found a nice place with an amigagame database : http://oagd.net/browse/racing
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Old 30 June 2014, 01:41   #10
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Super Cars 2 (it's always fun dropping mines in the tunnels when plying vs. other players, and the homing missiles are great too!)

Skidmarks

Indy Heat with three or four players, so much fun. Crashing into your buddies's cars while they are in the box so they get pushed out, stunning their pit crew... Having to crawl to the box while the engine throws sparks and smoke if you are low on oil (because someone pushed you out while being repaired)... Great memories
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Old 30 June 2014, 07:36   #11
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Roadkill without a doubt is the best one.
Second comes All Terrain Racing
Third comes Ivan 'Ironman' Stewart's Super Off Road
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Old 30 June 2014, 10:03   #12
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Nitro.
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Old 30 June 2014, 10:26   #13
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I have to agree with Roadkill being the best. Then there's Super Cars II and ATR for me. Super Skidmarks is fun too.
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Old 30 June 2014, 10:29   #14
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Supercars 2 for me - best brotherly multiplayer mayhem ever.
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Old 30 June 2014, 12:45   #15
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Roadkill, really like the parallax layers (another game on the remake list)
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Old 30 June 2014, 13:02   #16
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Supercars 2 for me - best brotherly multiplayer mayhem ever.
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many, many hours wasted here with friends
also Indy heat, Nitro and Badlands are guilty of robbing my time in life
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Old 30 June 2014, 13:44   #17
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Mille Miglia is my personal nr.1 as well, even if it's mostly just for the looks.
F1 Circus for the PC-Engine is a very nice game.
Slicks is imho the best overhead racer for the C64, but I also played Burnin' Rubber a lot of times.
Was it Skidmarks or Super Skidmarks where you could build your own cars in Imagine? I killed a lot of time went for that, although IIRC I never really finished one of my cars. Anyway, looking at the gameplay I'd choose Super Cars 2 for the Amiga.

If you are looking for a good one for your PC, don't forget to take a look at the brilliant freeware game MiniRacingOnline.

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Old 30 June 2014, 14:07   #18
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Badlands
Supercars I & II
Indy Heat
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Old 30 June 2014, 14:11   #19
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a top-down racer was one of the first things i tried to write in AMOS. it wasn't very good.

maybe i'll remake it one day.
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Old 30 June 2014, 15:06   #20
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Powerdrive is pretty good but tough.
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