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The 90s Arcade Racer coming to the Wii U eShop - trailer

VVVVVV and Cave Story developer Nicalis bringing it to Nintendo's digital store

Remember games such as Daytona USA and Virtua Racer? They're the inspiration for a new Wii U eShop game called The 90s Arcade Racer.

The 90s Arcade Racer will be developed by Greek developer Antonis Pelekanos and VVVVVV publisher Nicalis. Pelekanos used Kickstarter to fund the project , making the $10,000 needed to start making the game.

Writing on the game's Kickstarter page, Pelekanos said: "The three [racing games] that ate up most of my coins were Scud Race, Daytona USA and Indy 500. My goal is to recreate the feeling these games evoked from players by maintaining the colorful, vibrant look and sense of speed but with modern visuals and car handling models."

Take a look at the trailer and see if he's managed it.

The 90s Arcade Racer will be released by the end of 2013. Are you interested in it?


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  1. LOZanges Wednesday 13th Feb 2013 at 10:02

    Nicalis have a lot of stuff on their hands. With NightSky and now this, they'll be rich by the end of the year! Richer than they already are, that is.

    I honestly don't think it's that much like a '90's Arcade racer'.

  2. Ben of Bordeaux Wednesday 13th Feb 2013 at 10:17

    Definitely YES !!!

    Back in the 90's, I spent so much time (and money) playing those Arcade games... Ridge Racer, Daytona USA, Sega Rally, Ace Driver... OMG, I'm old.

  3. lminett Wednesday 13th Feb 2013 at 11:06

    Yeah that looks cool, as long as its got content and plays well it should be good

  4. parker-skywalker Wednesday 13th Feb 2013 at 12:15

    really like the look of this however the in cockpit view looked terrible they should maybe stick to follow the car camera.

  5. imbusydoctorwho Wednesday 13th Feb 2013 at 13:35

    Been here about this game for a while,I'm so glad this is getting a release.

  6. debris Wednesday 13th Feb 2013 at 14:56

    Looks interesting and definitely has a arcade feel to it, lets hope it plays well and has a decent amount of circuits.

    Will it have online support?

  7. 3DSRulesO.K Wednesday 13th Feb 2013 at 16:40

    When I saw the Facebook post say "The 90's Arcade Racer coming to the Wii U eShop" and then saw the screenshots, I genuinley thought that it was an HD re-make of Daytona! But I guess that this looks just like one, but a terrible, terrible name. I'll probably get this though, it looks great! :mrgreen:

  8. TheSlenderman Thursday 14th Feb 2013 at 18:44

    Well, the title gives it all away, doesn't it. It's a 90s arcade racer. Might check it out.

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