For a lot of people, myself included, the arcade racer was at the peak of its powers in the 1990s. Games like Daytona, SCUD Race and a guilty pleasure of mine, Namco's Ace Driver, hit a sweet spot of visual prowess, accessibility and the opportunity for public showmanship.
So it's nice to see someone else feels the same way, and is using Kickstarter—as everyone does—to try and bring those days back.
Greek dev Pelikan13 is working on The 90s Racer, a game whose goals are summed up pretty well by the name.
"The three that ate up most of my coins where Scud Race, Daytona USA and Indy 500, my goal is to recreate the feeling these games evoked from players by maintaining the colorful, vibrant look and sense of speed but with modern visuals and car handling models", he says.
The trailer above shows he's certainly got the spirit of the times nailed. There's even an old Williams F1 car there!
The 90's Arcade Racer [Kickstarter]