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#101 Spamilton

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 21:32

Must have been on Commodore 64 but no real memory of it. I remember nice joystick race games on the Amiga
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Also a mouse moto racer

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#102 Jeeves

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Posted 21 April 2013 - 21:46

Frosted Kellogg's Gr-r-rand Prix

The game, although released in 2002, IIRC was based off the 1997 Formula One season. The graphics and game-play were surprisingly good for its time, especially considering that it came free along with a two-dollar serial box. :up:

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Epic game.

Starting to feel nostalgic again, I wish I still had it. :cry:


The game is actually called F1 Racing Simulation 2, originally released back in '98. Looks like someone just stamped a few logos on it.

Was a pain to try and catch those slides in simulation mode and frankly I got the feeling that the AI was cheating somehow - couldn't match their laptimes. :D It even had a pretty good in-built telemetry IIRC.

#103 Afterburner

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 00:05

Frosted Kellogg's Gr-r-rand Prix

The game, although released in 2002, IIRC was based off the 1997 Formula One season. The graphics and game-play were surprisingly good for its time, especially considering that it came free along with a two-dollar serial box. :up:

Epic game.

Starting to feel nostalgic again, I wish I still had it. :cry:

Many a gem has been found in a cereal box over the years... remember Chex Quest?

#104 simpson

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 21:40

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Sports Cars GT which I had fun with. I only had SCGT because it came as a free CD with my first Logitech wheel as I waited to get Grand Prix Legends purchased off eBay in late 2000.

#105 Pikachu Racing

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:37

The game is actually called F1 Racing Simulation 2, originally released back in '98. Looks like someone just stamped a few logos on it.

Was a pain to try and catch those slides in simulation mode and frankly I got the feeling that the AI was cheating somehow - couldn't match their laptimes. :D It even had a pretty good in-built telemetry IIRC.


Wish the game would play on Windows XP/Vista/7/8

#106 MaxScelerate

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 14:51

The game is actually called F1 Racing Simulation 2, originally released back in '98. Looks like someone just stamped a few logos on it.

Was a pain to try and catch those slides in simulation mode and frankly I got the feeling that the AI was cheating somehow - couldn't match their laptimes. :D It even had a pretty good in-built telemetry IIRC.

Was that the one you could play scenario? Like you played red car #2 and were tasked with slowing down "the Canadian", stuff like that??

#107 Jeeves

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:14

Was that the one you could play scenario? Like you played red car #2 and were tasked with slowing down "the Canadian", stuff like that??


Yeah, and apparently they were based on real events.

There are eight different modes to race, the new ones being a career mode in which you start with a poor team and must drive well enough to earn competitive rides, and scenarios recreating key races for particular drivers.

Wikipedia article

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#108 DampMongoose

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 15:31

The earliest I can remember playing was Baja Buggies on my big brothers Atari 400 around 1982... It had auto acceleration and you used the fire button to brake! (the brake lights came on and everything which was a pretty cool feature back then, to me anyway)

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After that I can remember playing Chequered Flag on the Speccy and also Revs on the BBC Micro as an end of term bonus...

#109 DampMongoose

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 15:35

Not my first racing game I think, but great multiplayer fun down the pub. It was around the same time as Roadblasters.

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I remember Super Sprint but the one I think of for the scuffed elbows was on a similar arcade set-up for Indy Heat... running over your mates pit crew to slow down their pit-stops!

#110 Zippel

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:44

The game is actually called F1 Racing Simulation 2, originally released back in '98. Looks like someone just stamped a few logos on it.

Was a pain to try and catch those slides in simulation mode and frankly I got the feeling that the AI was cheating somehow - couldn't match their laptimes. :D It even had a pretty good in-built telemetry IIRC.


The scenarios were interesting but a couple of things were wrong with the overall game. Two I can remember:

- Career mode. I won a championship in a Stewart in my first year, yet was only offered a Prost for my 2nd, otherwise if I declined their offer I was stuck with Stewart for another year.

- Qualifying if its wet/dry. I had one qualifying session where it was belting down with rain only for it to dry enough for slicks in the last couple of minutes of the session. I went out along with three others on slicks, set a fast time along with the other three and because every else was outside the 107% rule it mean't only 4 starters for the race. :lol: :lol: :lol:

#111 gilez

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 14:32

O well the first racing game was a Polistil track (scalectrix equivalent in Italy, early 70s) when I was like 5 years old!

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Videogames.. hmmm i remember pit stop 2 on the C64. But the game I consider my first was Indy 500 from Papyrus (steering with the mouse, great idea!) and close second F1GP from Crammond. And wow Test Drive, how awesome was the Countach!

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These games rocked on the Amiga. :love:

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#112 betafan

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 16:29

My first owned game played at home was Need For Speed 2:) I loved the Lotus & McLaren. The Ferrari F50 was a drift machine:)


#113 prty

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 17:12

The first was probably was in a Spectrum, but don't remember the name. With a real computer:

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I have the sentence "This is Bobby Rahal, welcome to the trial version of CART Precision Racing" burned into my brain, and I think the demo offered only Laguna Seca.
The first full game was:

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#114 Zoetrope

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 19:40

Accolade Grand Prix Circuit:


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#115 froggy22

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 21:29

As far as i can remember it was the great "F-1 World grand prix" on Nintendo 64



#116 Kingshark

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:15


The game is actually called F1 Racing Simulation 2, originally released back in '98. Looks like someone just stamped a few logos on it.

Was a pain to try and catch those slides in simulation mode and frankly I got the feeling that the AI was cheating somehow - couldn't match their laptimes. :D It even had a pretty good in-built telemetry IIRC.

Nice.  :up:

 

I remember the game very well. The AI on expert level was untouchable, I swear they had 20 tons more downforce than me, judging by how much more speed they could take the fast corners.  :mad:  :lol:



#117 MrAerodynamicist

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 10:42

Very first was I think Lomard Rally on the C64. However I was young, it was before I got in to F1, the game was difficult and not very good, so it didn't get played much.  Thus I count Bill Elliot's NASCAR on the PC as my first true game. I played it a lot with middling success, until one day I stumbled across a setup that suddenly had me winning races. A week later I managed to lose the piece of paper I had the setup scribbled on, and I never won again.



#118 weta

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:50

Grand Prix 2 (PC)

 

Great game!



#119 Afterburner

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 03:10

As far as i can remember it was the great "F-1 World grand prix" on Nintendo 64

 

Oh, I remember that game! Used to love choosing the 'Gold' driver and seeing how fast I could go around Hockenheim... I remember that if you used manual gears and geared it properly, you could exceed the speed of sound in first gear. :lol: Good times...


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#120 Montie

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Posted 29 August 2013 - 22:35

My first two racing games:

 

Jaguar XJ220 (Amiga)

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=n__WagRmTw0

 

Vroom (Amiga)

https://www.youtube....h?v=BVKDvLM8pKw



#121 HeidfeldsBeard

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 09:22

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Toca touring car championship on Playstation. It didn't take long till I was onto Gran Turismo either though!

 

Excellent game! I always loved driving as James Thompson in the Honda, Rydell in the Volvo or as Will Hoy in the ford for some reason!

 

This was my first though - 

 

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Remarkably simple and addictive



#122 evo

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 04:59

Outrun at the arcade.

Vette! on a pc.

 

first GP racer was GP2.



#123 MikeV1987

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 19:08

Top gear

 

 

Loved top gear rally on N64 too

 

 

 

Then I discovered Gran Turismo..


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#124 ZionLH

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Posted 20 January 2014 - 16:05

 

Memories  :cool: i did attempt driving the real 24 but lasted 2 and a half.


Edited by ZionLH, 20 January 2014 - 16:09.


#125 stenovitz

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 14:59

Phew, good question!

 

Really don't remember the name of the console, neither the name of the game.

The console included a wheel and a small screen with in orange colour on black background. Borrowed it from my littlesisters friend, 'think it was in '79 or '80.

 

My first C64 game i clearly remember, though!

Mastertronics "Speed King"

My fav. track by then was Paul Ricard  :p

 

All time favourite is Geoff Crammonds Grand Prix 2, of which I participated in the internet series LFRS (Little Formula Racing Series) between 1996-1999  :yawnface:

 

Edit: totally forgot Pitstop for C64!!

 

Don't really remember if it was before or after Speed King, but I loved it just as much  :stoned:


Edited by stenovitz, 21 January 2014 - 20:49.


#126 Dolph

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Posted 03 February 2014 - 20:20

My first was a NES F1 race. But the next ones I really enjoyed on Genesis: Nigel Mansell's World Championship and Nigel Mansells Indycar


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#127 Wingcommander

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 09:15

GP2. Oh the memories..



#128 Tsarwash

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 15:15

Night Driver on the Pet was the first race game that I ever saw.

We had it on the Pet, but youtube doesn't have a video of it on the computer, only the arcade version.

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 00:24

This hardcore simulator, it's got Bernie's shortcuts and everything.

 


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#130 tifosiMac

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 09:12

My first F1 game was Grand Prix.

 

http://en.wikipedia....ix_(video_game)

 

I used to think it was so realistic lol. I was only 10yrs old at the time :p



#131 baddog

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:35

I have actually identified my first racing game. 

 

I was 4 in 1972. I always remembered this pretty clearly and eventually a google image search yielded the exact one I remember. wow.

 

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http://www.ebay.co.u...=item258952e173



#132 The Kanisteri

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 14:23

Baddog,

 

Looks closely something we kids did in early 80's and older kids in 70's. :D

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neppis

 

 

Edit: Never mind. your game seem to be board game with little cars while Neppis was and is real sandbox turn based racing with 5-10cm long plastic 50's racing toycars.


Edited by The Kanisteri, 07 February 2014 - 14:37.


#133 mmmcurry

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 16:11

I think my first racing game was Revs on the BBC. I could never get far with it unless I used a home made steering wheel and pedal set up a mate of my dad built, I seem to remember the pedal return springs were tennis balls wedged under hinged wood.

#134 Myrvold

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 17:02

My first racing game, was the - not so extremely brilliant - F1 Pole Position 64. Though, it had some roster and retirement-features no other F1 game have ever had!



#135 Sheepmachine

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 22:24

For me it was f1 2002 and Colin McRae rally 3 on the ps2. Awesome games. I found a great guaranteed way of winning at Monaco in f1 2002 if you knew the right line. ;)

#136 UPRC

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 14:23

Ah! I remembered my first racing game!

 

 

 

I was HORRIBLE at it as a kid. I probably still would be, because I can never come to grips with isometric/overhead racing.



#137 PayasYouRace

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 20:56

I have actually identified my first racing game. 

 

I was 4 in 1972. I always remembered this pretty clearly and eventually a google image search yielded the exact one I remember. wow.

 

$_12.JPG

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item258952e173

 

Stlll got my dad's one of those, though a different issue. Fantastic game mechanic using the speedometer to control your car and speed limits with penalties to tyres and brakes for exceeding them on corners.



#138 DavidI

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 01:54

Am I the only one to remember "Mario Andretti's Racing Challenge?" First PC game I bought with my own money, didn't have an Atari or anything like that growing up.

I progressed onto GP, GP2, Indycar (including the expansion pack with the extra tracks), NASCAR, etc before the cost of upgrading the PC exceeded my desire to meet it. Then I got a Playstation and started all over again....



#139 DRSdisabled

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 22:50

REVS on the BBC Micro, in 84 written by Geoff Crammond, later more famous for F1GP/GP2/GP3/GP4.
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=JBEVnr71mno

And Chequered Flag on the Sinclair Spectrum, in 83 /84.
http://www.youtube.c...h?v=URvi6Avfo9A

And you whippersnappers can get off my lawn !

 

Love your Chequered Flag retro! The good old days! Have you also, by any change, footage showing the 'Nigel Mansell Grand Prix'? It was also a Spectrum game. The turbo made lovely purring sound when it kicked in. I've managed to dig up my old sheet with lap records:  Monza 0:54,10 - Saturn Sands 1:12,24 - Silverstone 1:01,34 - Cambridge Ring 0:46,26 - Brands Hatch 1:04,78 - Monte Carlo 1:39,26 - Le Castellet 1:15,94 - Micro Drive 0:49,04 - Psion Park 1:23,78 - Zeltweg 1:05,74 :-)



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#140 Nonesuch

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 14:24

Accolade Grand Prix Circuit:

 

Then onto GP2/GP3/GP4/F1Challenge/rFactor/iRacing

 

Same here. That engine sound (together with GP2's kerb-rumble) is forever etched in my brain. Wasn't there a mode that allowed you to compete with others locally, sort of turn-by-turn? Maybe this is just something we as kids made up, but I remember playing entire championships in that game. The Hot Seat in Crammond's Grand Prix games was the next best thing.

 

After GP4 I played Live for Speed for a while, but haven't done much 'serious' racing in years. Compared to LFS, the online components of most other games are fairly terrible, and always seeing the same tracks (both in LFS and in F1/GT games) has left me bored. When I go for an online race these days I usually turn to the rather fantastic Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. It has Danica Patrick, so there's that... :p

 

 

 

Memories  :cool: i did attempt driving the real 24 but lasted 2 and a half.

 

I actually did that with a couple of friends in Test Drive: Le Mans. Good fun! :up:


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#141 404KF2

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 00:15

Accolade Test Drive II I think it was called, circa 1987, Ferrari F40 against Porsche 959.  The "Autobahn" looked like a passing lane on a rural Canadian highway!  LOL



#142 Garagiste

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 00:18

Same here. That engine sound (together with GP2's kerb-rumble) is forever etched in my brain. Wasn't there a mode that allowed you to compete with others locally, sort of turn-by-turn?

 

Absolutely there was! You could customise the number of players and the number and length of each stint. A red light on the dash would flash to let you know you were approaching the end of your stint and that the AI was about to take over.

Among my circle of childish friends this moment was always met with a chorous of "FLASHING KNOBS!" in an 'Allo 'Allo accent. :)



#143 Myrvold

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 04:27

A feature which was kept for GP3 as well, don't know about GP4, never found it here where I live.



#144 number27

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Posted 16 March 2014 - 14:14

Had the original Nascar game that ran on DOS but could never get it to run

Then GP2 and Indycar Racing II then:

Grand Prix Legends

Nascar Racing 2013

GTR2

Assetto

pCars

Raceroom

Simraceway

iRacing

Last five all at the same time...



#145 Cabby

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Posted 17 March 2014 - 15:18

played this at a friend's house.

 

THis is the first one I owned though.