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Road Racer

by Ryan Timothy

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File size: 21 MB
Downloaded: 2,373 times
Graphics: 640x480, 16-bit color
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Release Date:
23 Dec 2008
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Player Rating:
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Non-Adventure Game
Short Game Can be completed within 30 minutes
Medium Length Game Takes at least 30 mins to finish
Full Length Game As long as a Sierra / LucasArts classic
Non-Adventure Game Using Adventure Game Studio for something else?!
Joke Game You know when it fits this category ;)
Demo Unfinished Games / Commercial Games
Training Game Games made just to try out AGS
<Category Not Set> Not yet categorised
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6 people have rated this game so far:
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About this game

Updated on Dec 31, 2008: Two new levels and some new features to improve control.

Race against the clock in this finger mashing arcade racing game!

Top view racing game with a fully 360 degree rotating car.

Three difficulty settings each different from another.

Game includes 7 levels.

First game made by Ryan Timothy - Bryvis.

AGS Awards Nominations

Nominated, Best Sound Effects 2008

Nominated, Best Non Adventure Game Created with AGS 2008

Nominated, Best Programming in a Non Adventure 2008

AGS Panel Review

"A very fluid and enjoyable driving game. Fully customizable in the type of challenge and difficulty, and the little touches such as reverse lights and type of steering make this a very well polished game. "

7 people commented on this game (newest first):

A huge improvement over Dumbass Drivers.
The steering feeling is excellent. I just wish the damages were reset at each new section because it may force you to restart the game if you haven't been careful enough at the beginning.

A must play for all Death Rally / Double Clutch fans :D
2017-03-12 17:33:07 by Creamy
Impressively smooth scrolling and controls add up to making Road Racer a great technical achievement. The music was great, the game played well and although I'd definitely have liked to see more to do in the game, with 3 difficulty levels and 3 game modes, there is certainly enough challenge here to keep any racing fan happy for a while. This reminded me very much of the missions in Need For Speed 2000 (probably other NfS games but that's the one I've played).
2013-04-08 18:28:02 by CaptainD
Just to add, yes I found the game difficult with the times but that's what made me enjoy the game more. And made me keep playing till I had completed it. Maybe racing games aren't your forte, they are not mine and they definatly weren't before I played this game. Still a very nice poilshed game and the best AGS racing game I've played.
2009-01-04 19:16:41 by IndieBoy
QUOTE: "I can't do it! I'm an adventure gamer not a crap gamer."
Thanks for the nice feed back.
Not sure why you bothered to even respond.

The game wasn't made to hold your hand.
But I'll certainly take a look at the times, and think about putting in a 'Baby' difficulty.
2008-12-30 01:02:50 by Ryanb84 (ryanb84)
Sorry for the double post, but the first one was written after I played the first level and this one after playing the third one. I suddenly realised that AGS is not a suitable engine for racing games. The car moves slow on turns and therefore there's no way you can get to the end of the level in time. BY THE WAY, RYAN: THOSE TIMINGS ARE CRAZY! I can't even win "easy" mode! You have to be an addict of this game type and play it perfectly to win. I can't do it! I'm an adventure gamer not a crap gamer.
2008-12-28 21:13:18 by thepr
Excellent game! I like it that many users of the AGS transform the basic adventure engine into a multifunctional engine that fits their needs. Good job, ryanb84, this was a great game.
2008-12-28 20:31:13 by thepr
An excellent example of a non adventure game with AGS.
This game is polished and addictive, play it!
2008-12-23 22:33:55 by bicilotti
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