It’s 2020 And We Just Got A New DOS Game – Kotaku Australia

Certain, Cyberpunk 2077 goes to launch subsequent week. However earlier than that, how a few new DOS sport?

Sure, you learn that proper. Accessible now as shareware or a full sport for $US7, SlipSpeed is a top-down racer with a retro soundtrack that completely slaps. And it’s constructed from the bottom up for MS-DOS — a lot in order that even the Home windows model is de facto simply the DOS sport working by means of a DOSBox shell.

However severely, I can’t specific simply how good the retro sound observe is. Simply benefit from the trailer for a minute:

The entire sport is made by Tom ‘voxel’ Purnell, and from a fast go searching it seems to be like the sport runs greatest on Pentium or older video games. Except you’re simply working it by means of DOSBox in your PC/laptop computer/fancy new M1 Macbook by means of Rosetta, clearly.

Even the field artwork, which was put collectively by Bitmap Tender, is suitably retro. And for many who do purchase the bodily version, simply observe that the sport is shipped on a 3.5-inch floppy, not a USB stick or a key written down on a chunk of paper.

Truthfully, I really like all the pieces about this. When you ever performed older racing video games on the PC like Micro Machines, Loss of life Rally, or later video games like Ignition, Rush Hour or Circuit Breakers, you’ll have some enjoyable right here. There’s a shareware model obtainable by means of itch.io (shareware means a number of the content material is free, for the youthful readers amongst us).

However $US7 for a top-down racer with 16 tracks and a soundtrack this good is a blast. All the information and obtain hyperlinks you want are proper right here, and you’ll fortunately play the Frazer’s banging theme music on repeat over at Bandcamp.

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