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sad.mind
06-11-2009, 04:22 AM
Discuss.

Kawaii Ryűkishi
06-11-2009, 04:26 AM
Great game, or greatest game?

Sephex
06-11-2009, 04:41 AM
When I was a young lad, I had two next door neighbors that were brothers. They had those type of parents that bought/rented obscure NES games. I have always assumed it was because they were cheaper, but I don't remember how games were priced back then.

So, the older brother pops over at my house one weekend afternoon and has a wicked smile on his face. Right then and there I knew my destiny was going to change that day.

We quietly enter his parent's living room where the NES was set up, and he gracefully turns the power on. And there it was...staring fiercely into the very depths of my soul.

http://www.coolrom.com/screenshots/nes/Rad%20Racer.gif

I shed a tear. The TV screen, looking like a beacon from God himself that afternoon, said Rad Racer. Rad Racer. This had to be a good game. It wasn't called "Mediocre Racer". The screen didn't say "Sad Racer", either. I was hooked. Yes, the title ALONE hooked me before my friend even pressed start.

Why? You clearly weren't a child of the 80's. You put surfer slang in ANYTHING, it was bound the be a success. Why do you think the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got so popular? The show had the most ridiculous concept in the world: Four mutated turtles with a mutated Rat that knows Martial Arts must save New York City from a villain that named himself the Shredder that wore the fearsome color of purple. Don't forget the bizarre sexual tension from a human female news reporter that wore a yellow raincoat. You know why no kid decided this show was worthless? Because the god damned turtles were in your face screaming "Cowabunga", "Bodacious", "Tubular", "Radical", etc.

Anyway, my friend finally pressed start after what seemed like an eternity, and I was floored. The sense of speed was simply incredible. I would build a time machine just to relive that moment over and over again. I actually felt like I was driving the coolest car in the universe--while being rad. A Rad Racer. I felt the wind rush through my hair, I smelled burning rubber, I was deafened by the noise of loud engines. My friends...Rad Racer is the very definition of why I became a gamer.

sad.mind
06-11-2009, 04:45 AM
One time I played Rad Racer and I got so excited that I backflipped into my little sister's face and made her bleed all over my NES so I brutally punched her repeatedly in the ovaries until she wasn't moving anymore. I hate 11 year olds.

But that's a pretty cool story too, Sephex.

Kawaii Ryűkishi
06-11-2009, 04:47 AM
Rad Racer is not about punching girls.

It's about love, and equality.

sad.mind
06-11-2009, 04:56 AM
Dude

Bitch got in the way of my Rad Racer playing. There was no other option.

Sephex
06-11-2009, 05:02 AM
I'm honestly torn on the subject.

On one hand, Kishi is right. As you can see from my post above, Rad Racer brought me nothing but peace and love. I would dare say that I had euphoria that not even the strongest drug could top. Such bliss would have even made the most soulless, hardened criminal weep like a baby from the sheer joy that game can bring.

On the other hand, for one to interrupt that peace would cause someone to snap out of that bliss far too quickly. We as humans can't handle such an emotional difference in such a short amount of time. It's almost like expecting someone to survive a car crash that causes the vehicle to stop on a dime when it was going 90mph. That just doesn't happen.

I will meditate on this while playing Rad Racer.

sad.mind
06-11-2009, 05:27 AM
I still stand strong on my opinion. If anyone gets in my way when I'm playing Rad Racer, they deserve to die.

Sephex
06-11-2009, 06:08 AM
I just recorded myself playing this awesome game. Do I have what it takes to be a Rad Racer?!

YouTube - Playing Rad Racer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RkbahbpyNU)

theundeadhero
06-11-2009, 08:07 AM
Every time I play Rad Racer I face a life altering choice. Do I choose the red car or the white car? Choosing between the two is the hardest thing I've ever done and I've had to do it over and over and over again. Obviously the red car looks cooler, but is the white car faster? I don't know. All my years of training with video games and I still have no idea if the white car is faster than the red car. What other unseen effects come from choosing between the two? I don't know! It's such a hard choice :whimper:

blackmage_nuke
06-11-2009, 08:10 AM
I like to practice my vocal pitch control with the engine while I play.

Rantz
06-11-2009, 10:04 AM
Only the true Rad Racer can crash into a palm tree at 250 km/h, do a 720° spin, land on its wheels unscathed and get back up on the street. Sideways.

musashius
06-11-2009, 08:57 PM
They should make a crossover between Rad Racer and The 3D Battles of World Runner. Perhaps The 3D Battles of Rad Racer? Or Rad Racer: World Runner's Revenge... in 3D.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/97/3d_worldrunner_screen11.png

black orb
06-12-2009, 01:05 AM
>>> What?! We discuss Rad Racer here now?

Man, this poor old FF1 forum sure has fallen, and lost its pride on the way too...:cry:

Sephex
06-12-2009, 01:45 AM
>>> What?! We discuss Rad Racer here now?

Man, this poor old FF1 forum sure has fallen, and lost its pride on the way too...:cry:

Heathen! You dare not speak another ill word against Rad Racer, or I will have your head!

musashius
06-12-2009, 01:56 AM
Yeah, I must say that I feel that this forum has actually improved since the implementation of Rad Racer as one of the main topics of discussion.

For your viewing pleasure, more Rad Racer:

http://www.infendo.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/rad-racer_1.png

http://www.infendo.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/rad-racer_end.gif

http://www.videogamecritic.net/images/nes/rad_racer.jpg

http://upload.dfyb.net/uploaded/radracerSF.gif

black orb
06-12-2009, 02:09 AM
>>> What?! We discuss Rad Racer here now?

Man, this poor old FF1 forum sure has fallen, and lost its pride on the way too...:cry:

Heathen! You dare not speak another ill word against Rad Racer, or I will have your head!


Yeah, I must say that I feel that this forum has actually improved since the implementation of Rad Racer as one of the main topics of discussion.


>>> You guys better go and play my FF1 HACK (http://forums.eyesonff.com/rad-racer-final-fantasy/124442-ff1-dissidia.html), is 100 times better and funnier than Rad Racer.. :tonberry:

blackmage_nuke
06-12-2009, 05:39 PM
I think :radred: :radred: should be replaced with the red rad racer car

Roogle
06-12-2009, 06:46 PM
I am a big fan of Rad Racer because I owned it as a child. Technically, it was the first Squaresoft game that I played.

Can someone answer this question for me? I recall seeing an arcade version of the game where you could see the driver and his girlfriend cruising in the vehicle of your choosing. If you were to swirve off the road and flip, your drivers would fly out of the vehicle, but quickly run back inside of it as it turns upright, uninjured. Is that true or a childhood fabrication?

musashius
06-12-2009, 07:35 PM
Can someone answer this question for me? I recall seeing an arcade version of the game where you could see the driver and his girlfriend cruising in the vehicle of your choosing. If you were to swirve off the road and flip, your drivers would fly out of the vehicle, but quickly run back inside of it as it turns upright, uninjured. Is that true or a childhood fabrication?

You're thinking of Outrun.

http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44198000/jpg/_44198510_outrun416.jpg

Sephex
06-12-2009, 10:40 PM
[QUOTE=Roogle;2672671]C

You're thinking of Outrun.


Yeah, in fact, I think a lot of people called Rad Racer an Outrun rip-off back in the day.

musashius
06-14-2009, 11:07 PM
Admittingly, Outrun was pretty fun (probably because it was a Rad Racer ripoff). I found it pretty amusing that you get your own hoochie.

Sephex
06-15-2009, 04:01 AM
In Rad Racer, the hoochie is implied. The game is that deep.

Kawaii Ryűkishi
06-15-2009, 04:02 AM
http://www.infendo.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/rad-racer_end.gif

musashius
06-15-2009, 04:32 AM
Touché.

Sephex
06-15-2009, 05:40 AM
http://www.infendo.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/rad-racer_end.gif

That's what I mean by implied, damn it! It's a mystery throughout the whole game if the Rad Racer has a female companion or not. And just like the original Metroid plot twist, at the game's ending it is revealed that there is indeed a woman beneath the armor. In this case the armor is the car. My analogies rule.

musashius
06-15-2009, 06:09 AM
Gran Turismo 5: Innovation, or copyvation?

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8495/fgt5prologuema16e29f.jpg http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8402/omgitsradracerc.jpg

Sephex
06-15-2009, 06:19 AM
Gran Turismo 5: Innovation, or copyvation?

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/8495/fgt5prologuema16e29f.jpg http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8402/omgitsradracerc.jpg

OH NO THEY DIDN'T. HELL NO.

Sqaure-Enix should sue the s*** out of them. I'm going to report this immediately!

Del Murder
06-15-2009, 06:31 AM
The original was good, but all the sequels got out of hand. Rad Racer: Before Crisis was ok, but Rad Vs Racer was obviously just thrown together at the last minute to get some more money out of name recognition alone.

Depression Moon
06-15-2009, 11:54 PM
Why'd yáll decide to maerge a forum about Rad Racer with the first Final Fantasy?

sad.mind
06-16-2009, 02:00 AM
Why'd yáll decide to maerge a forum about Rad Racer with the first Final Fantasy?
Are you questioning Rad Racer, Depression Moon? Is there a problem with Rad Racer?

Do you find it less relevant than Final Fantasy, Depression Moon?

Meat Puppet
06-16-2009, 07:31 AM
Yes.

Jiro
06-16-2009, 08:01 AM
This section of the forum has seen the most action its had for a long time since the introduction of Rad Racer as a topic. Don't go questionin' that, it's necessary!

Sephex
06-16-2009, 10:07 PM
It's because Rad Racer is the s***. Nothing can stand up to that game's radditude. Nothing.

Kawaii Ryűkishi
06-16-2009, 10:26 PM
Note that Sega had to drop out of the hardware business in disgrace, and the latest OutRun game is a buggy mess (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pthvQ8KYZlQ&fmt=18). Meanwhile, Square remains an industry giant. Why? Well, Final Fantasy, yeah. But what gave them the capital to create Final Fantasy in the first place? Rad Racer.

Now they just need to release Rad Racer III: The Raddening.

musashius
06-17-2009, 12:58 AM
Now, you're playing with power! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gBDYKkHCCVA)

G13
06-17-2009, 01:51 AM
Rad Racer cured my AIDS.

Old Manus
06-17-2009, 08:53 PM
Posting in thread because I noticed the forum name change

ReloadPsi
06-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Sorry to say I didn't care for it, but then racing/driving games have little appeal for me anyway.

TheyLookLikeStrongHands
06-23-2009, 04:33 AM
i gained 32 more friends on my facebook after i played Rad Racer.

Shiny
06-23-2009, 05:19 AM
Whoa, I had no idea this was a Squaresoft game, but it made me a very happy little tot. I still have it in my game drawer actually. *needs to find NES*

ReloadPsi
06-24-2009, 05:13 PM
You know, Square made an Aliens game for the MSX as well. Their only ever licensed game, to my knowledge.

KH-Cloudy
07-02-2009, 07:54 PM
Isn't there a game like this on the Gameboy?