HomeTrending GamesHigh Way Race bumps 'n' jumps into the Arcade Archives on Switch,...

High Way Race bumps ‘n’ jumps into the Arcade Archives on Switch, PS4

Published on

ADVERTISEMENT


The unique Twisted Metal… kinda

Retro writer Hamster is taking day out from its regular slew of shmup re-releases to go to the youth of racers. This week’s Arcade Archives entry on PS4 and Nintendo Switch is Taito’s High Way Race, which isn’t solely one in every of the earliest examples of the style, but additionally one in every of the first to introduce combative parts.

Released to arcades manner again in 1983, High Way Race is a top-down road-ripper that sees gamers burning rubber alongside a cityscape racetrack. While there are many different automobiles participating on this race, the participant is inspired to be offensive of their efforts, ramming vehicles off of the street or utilizing their very own “boost” skill to leap by the air, ala Ok.I.T.T. in Knight Rider. There are 4 programs to grasp, with the game beginning anew with elevated issue after the fourth spherical.

Check out the motion in the video under, courtesy of YouTuber Old Classic Retro Gaming.

Unfortunately for Taito, High Way Race hit inside the similar 12 month interval as a number of comparable titles, all of which had superior mechanics, sound, and visuals. The most notable of those was Bally Midway’s iconic Spy Hunter, which was mild years forward from a technical and gameplay standpoint, leaving High Way Race spluttering in its mud. Spy Hunter would go on to develop into one in every of the highest-grossing arcades of 1983 and 1984, whereas High Way Race would fade into virtually full obscurity.

High Way Race is on the market to obtain now on PS4 and Nintendo Switch, priced at round $8.

Chris Moyse

Senior Editor – Chris has been taking part in video video games since the Nineteen Eighties. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse



Read The Original Article Here

Disclaimer: “steamplayers.com is an automatic aggregator website that aggregates content from media around the globe. All the media and content are free to access on the internet. The content and media belong to the authors and respective owners. The content here is strictly for educational purpose only. The source link for all the content has been specified. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – [email protected] The content will be deleted within 24 hours.”

Latest articles

Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala Befriends BTS’s Suga

BTS‘s Suga is known to be one of the biggest fans of basketball out there,...

5 Letter Words with ‘ORS’ in Them – Wordle Clue

There are a number of enjoyable phrase video games to play, just...

Google Is Shutting Stadia Down

Google's beleagured cloud gaming service is being shut down. Stadia will proceed working just...

Marcia Gay Harden, Skylar Astin in CBS Drama –

The punny title of CBS’ So Help Me Todd is the very best a...
ADVERTISEMENT

More like this

Golden State Warriors’ Andre Iguodala Befriends BTS’s Suga

BTS‘s Suga is known to be one of the biggest fans of basketball out there,...

5 Letter Words with ‘ORS’ in Them – Wordle Clue

There are a number of enjoyable phrase video games to play, just...

Google Is Shutting Stadia Down

Google's beleagured cloud gaming service is being shut down. Stadia will proceed working just...