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Together Retro: Daytona USA

by racketboy Sun Jul 03, 2016 11:15 am

DAYTONA!
Who's up for this classic racer?

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Re: Together Retro: Daytona USA

by ExedExes Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:51 pm

I will be playing it on Dreamcast. I have decent times on many of the tracks but I know I can do better.
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Re: Together Retro: Daytona USA

by alienjesus Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:50 pm

Unfortunately, whilst I have a soft spot for a lot of old arcadey racers, Daytona USA is not one of them. I had the Championship Edition or whatever it was called on Saturn, but I just found it unplayable.
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Re: Together Retro: Daytona USA

by dsheinem Sun Jul 03, 2016 4:50 pm

Good excuse to pull out my Saturn Wheel! I don't recall ever "beating" this one so it seems good month to try...
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Re: Together Retro: Daytona USA

by Gunstar Green Mon Jul 04, 2016 6:21 pm

This is a classic example of a game I absolutely love but am absolutely terrible at.

I spent a lot of time with the Deluxe Edition on PC in the 90's though I have it on Dreamcast and 360 now. The Dreamcast port is pretty touchy with the controller but the 360 port is really great.
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Re: Together Retro: Daytona USA

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:18 pm

I recently played through this for the summer games challenge (along with Virtua Racing and Sega Rally Championship). The Dreamcast port is spectacular, and I highly recommend it.

It really is a great racing game, and it is a lot deeper than I anticipated. 777 speedway is still my favorite track, but all of the courses are well-designed. The computer also races very, very well, and ranking first on some of the later tracks is nearly impossible with the default cars and the default number of laps. (Accordingly, I recommend increasing the number of laps so that you have an opportunity to win some of the later races.)

I really do hope that some of you take the time to play this. It is probably the best classic Sega racing game, and playing through it gave me a new appreciation for arcade racers.
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Re: Together Retro: Daytona USA

by Hazerd Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:29 pm

Might pick this up on PSN, remaster looks awesome.
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Re: Together Retro: Daytona USA

by Duane Dibbley Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:11 am

I got my Saturn during the "3 Free Games" promo, so I put in a lot of time with the original version. I liked it well enough, but as never into it enough to get CCE. The soundtrack is something special. I also like how you can race as automatic or manual horses.
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Re: Together Retro: Daytona USA

by ExedExes Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:33 pm

Here are some times from the DC port. The first three were all defaults (Hornet/MT, Medium Tire, laps and entry cars from arcade)

3-7 Speedway (40 cars, blurry pic, but 2'24" is respectable!)
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Dinosaur Canyon (30 cars)
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Seaside Street Galaxy (20 cars)
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Having unlocked all the special cars, I did a SSG re-attempt with Pywackett Barchetta Super/Soft Tires, making it the best grip car in the game at the cost of lower max speed.
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Re: Together Retro: Daytona USA

by prfsnl_gmr Fri Jul 08, 2016 1:37 pm

Nice times, ExedExes!

I am glad to see that I am not the only one who has trouble finishing the other courses in first place with the default cars. (I wonder if it is even possible to finish in first place with the default cars on those courses with the "default" number of laps. You have to make up a lot of ground to move from 15th place to first place...)
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