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(xblig) Little Racers – See ya’ later little racer, after while great big tire…

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

May06Remember Super Sprint or Championship Sprint? Super Sprint and it’s successor Championship Sprint, were arcade games released in 1986 by Atari Games.  They were cool racing games that were played on a single screen.  You could have up to 3 players racing at the same time.  After 3 laps the winner advances to the next circuit, with 8 circuits in all.  As the player goes to higher levels, more obstacles keep appearing, such as oil puddles, and little tornados.  If the player crashes into a wall, a helicopter comes and replaces the car.  This makes you lose valuable time needed to win.  You can also upgrade your car at the end of each race, by picking up little golden wrenches.  This was the most fun, picking up the wrench before your opponent got it.  I used think the graphics were really high resolution back in the day, don’t know if that was the case, but it seemed so to me.  Championship Sprint, loses one of the drivers, and does different tracks, although the game is pretty much identical.  In any case this was one of the really fun games (and towards my last days at the nickel arcade were actually freeplay).  So it’s with much anticipation that I play Little Racers by Milkstone Studios, that looks like it could fill in the hole that not playing those old arcade games left.