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Retro News: New Dreamcast racer hits this month

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Ever wonder how much love their is for any given console? What about love for a classic and discontinued console from the 1990s? For many retro-ists, the SEGA Dreamcast holds a strong and passionate following, considering it’s relatively short life span here in the U.S.

The SEGA Dreamcast is just one of those rare devices that was far ahead of it’s time. It was one of the first consoles to make online gaming a standard with the inclusion of a 56k modem on every system with the ability to upgrade to broadband via it’s Network/Ethernet adaptor.

Today, I am proud to announce that Rush Rush Rally Racing publishers RedSpotGames are taking pre-orders. Head on over to the site now, since this game will not be a mass market title and it’s produced independently by RedSpotGames.

The game has some nifty features for an indie game, check out the list.

  • Single-player grand prix mode with four difficulty levels
  • Three multi-player modes to enjoy with up to four players
  • Five race cars to choose from
  • 10 Grand Prix race tracks
  • 9 additional multi-player race tracks
  • Awesome soundtrack by Black Device
  • Autosave to VMU (any port, file uses just 2 blocks)
  • Region free
  • Rumble pack support
  • Compatible with original Dreamcast pads, arcade stick, and third party controllers
  • Supports PAL (50/60 Hz), NTSC and VGA displays
  • Configurable controls and many other options
  • Animated cut scenes
  • Plus even more unlockable content!
  • New: Online Highscore!

I have no idea how the last feature will work if you don’t have the broadband adaptor, since I’m not sure how many gamers would want to connect a land line into it’s 56k dial out modem??

How ever the case, it’s got me excited to see the Dreamcast is still getting new titles and we won’t let it die. I want to take my hat off to RedSpotGames and the Senile Team for continuing to support the SEGA Dreamcast with a high quality and FUN arcade racer today in 2009, many years after the Dreamcast has stopped being produced. I would like to see this title do well enough for the creators. I could see this game on XBLA ,PSN and even on Wiiware.

Just by the video below and the feature set, I can see this game being a game for local retro gaming goodness. Time to un-box my Dreamcast (once again). Peace!

 

Official RedSpotGame site
Official Senile Team site

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