Got a thirst for online drag racing? You might try out Nitto 1320 Legends. You buy a car, build it and race it. You can walk through some tutorials to earn quick cash to begin tuning your car. You can race against other people, as well as race against the computer tournaments for big cash. Make friends and join clubs as your street credit builds.
Starting out you can choose between of two basic cars. One being a Acura Integra the other being a Scion tC. Both have a decent amount of parts to choose for them. As you progress you gain access to more cars and parts. The racing is based on a quarter mile strip (hence 1320 feet from the title). Tournaments are setup for bracket racing. Street races against other players can be bracket or heads up.
The controls are a little bit different than most driving games. Keys W and S, serve as upshift/downshift. The mouse controls the throttle. You can also use the mouse to brake as well. Next to the brake button is the clutch adjustment option (high/low). There are no controls for steering. But then again for a drag racing game you don’t need much.
It isn’t the flashest racing game you’ll ever see. It doesn’t pack in a lot of muscle cars. But it sure is fun and not to mention “Free”. I’ve spent a fair amount of time tuning my Scion tC. I’m now running high 13′s in the quarter mile. Not impressive. But it’s consistent for bracket racing. Till next time, see ya out on the track. Check it out at http://www.nittolegends.com
Today, I thought I would start writing about one of my favorite subjects classic gaming. I recall a much simpler time during my youth where I would sit and game. Life now with all its responsibilities I don’t get much time to game. So I would like to pay tribute to some of my favorite games. The first one on my list would be Street Rod by California Dreams (1989).
Street Rod came into my life by pure accident. One day at the mall, mom and I were just shopping around. We looked at all the normal stuff moms want to look at. Then it came Matt time! Where else would a kid want to go, but KB Toys (may it rest it peace). Out in front of the store was a whole bin of games for DOS cheap. I was excited. Dug through and found a few I wanted. Mom stumbled onto this pink box. It had a picture of a 1950′s looking couple coming head on in a hot rod. I looked at it and kinda shrugged it off. It didn’t seem to appealing to me. But Mom insisted that we get it at least for my brother. I’m glad she did.
After playing through all the other games. I figured I’d give Street Rod a try. Till I was stopped dead in my tracks by the validation screen. “What is the color of the car on page blah blah in the manual?” Reopened the box found the little instruction sheet on how to install the game, but no manual. Oh great where do we go from here? So I kept guessing over and over again. Till we got into the game. From that moment on we kept a list on the back of the lid of the box with all the answers to the validation questions.
But once we got in. It was like the holy grail of all racing games (at the time). First game I recall that had so many options. You could build cars, race cars, and even gas cars up. It seemed endless. It seemed endless as long as you had money in the game. Later on we found out you could fix that with a cheat. But the whole theme of the game reminded you of American Graffiti. Character names like John, Wally etc. Of course there was one main character who was not in the movie “The King.” He is the man to beat.
The King, being the boss of the game. To beat game you must defeat the King by the end of the summer. The King’s ride being the only black ’63 Corvette in the game. As you play he will try to taunt you as he passes. Once you’ve completed enough road races and drag races. You will be given a chance to run the King. You must be fully prepare to race when he called you out. Anyways I don’t want to spoil the game for you.
But you can download and try the game out yourself. You may need to use a DOS emulator depending on what type of system you have. There is a version made for the Amiga. But I have only posted the DOS version. Being abandonware this is fully legal to download. Also the validation screen will come up, but it will accept any answer to the question. I thank whoever disabled this feature. Anyways I hope to have more great classic games for review soon. Thanks for reading.
Download: Street Rod 1 (359)[gallery]