You know those punk highway gangs, the ones who really think they rule the road? You just hate them, don't you? So you say, 'Somebody ought to do something about them criminal highway gangs!' And we says, 'Oh yeah?! Well, why don't YOU do something, mister big-mouth!'. You don't have the car? We'll give you the car! You don't want to get arrested for taking the law into your own hands? Not a problem! You know why? Because it AIN'T REAL! It's a whole lot better than real, baby! It's virtual television: reality's worst nightmare!
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz+ Memory: 1GB of RAM Graphics: 256 MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
Posted on 2009-05-18 00:54:06 bygoseman:
The gameplay can and will frustrate you at times, especially on hard mode, but memorize the tracks and you'll be turning slimeballs into "toasted pulp" in no time.
Honestly, the best part about these games are the cutscenes, you'll want to beat the levels just to see what Lance Boyle will do next. Heck, I played this game religiously back in 1994 but had to buyread more it from GOG and blow through it again just to see Lance at his best.
If you are looking for an entertaining game and a great example of how early 90's FMV games could be done right, look no further. You won't regret it, but just remember to save after every level ;)
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Posted on 2009-04-30 15:36:55 bythornton_s:
Megarace was one of the reasons i kept my 3DO for such a long time, it was one of the few FMV games which actually was worth playing.
The games are presented as a futuristic TV show(similar to 'The Running Man') in which the contestant (named 'The Enforcer') must battle on a variety of courses against speedgangs. In the 1st game there are also (pointless but humourous)prizes toread more be won and bonus tracks where you can win extra points (both games use an overall high score table).
The 1st game requires you to destroy you opponents within a ceartain number of laps by either racing past them (using the turbo's on the course), ramming them or shooting them, although you only have a limited amount of gun energy depending which car you choose. The 2nd game uses championships and you must come 3rd or better to progress and win overall to pass to the next track. The second game also allows you buy upgrades such as mine layers, shields and better weopons and new cars when you have earned enough money, whereas the 1st is limited to your vehicle and any pickups you gain from the track. As well as enrgy powerup and turbo's there are bad pickup which are shown as a darker colour which can reduce you energy and damage your vehicle.
The 1st game is a simple arcade racer with FMV backgrounds and sprites for the vehicles. The second is much improved visually and has 3d cars and i think 3d tracks. The backgrounds may still be FMV. not sure.
The handling in the 1st is very simple but the 2nd is much more realistic especially when cornering, learn to slam round those corners correctly and it will really give you a real advantage
Of course, without Lance Boyle's eccentric videos commentaries these games wouldn't be half as fun. Some will like him and some will hate him, i guess it depends on your sense of humour, i personally like him. His dim and deliberately dopey assistant in megarace 2 adds even more to the humourous cutscenes.
Overall a fun set of games and a bargain at this price.
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Posted on 2009-04-30 15:10:01 byxfiler:
When Megarace was out, it looked astonishing and breathtaking, with its colourful prerendered 3D worlds and video clips fit into a VGA screen. Its graphics were ahead of its time. It's a game with an atmosphere, not hard at all, it's just plain fun. A nice way to brighten up an evening. I never liked the Lance Boyle character, but strangely enough, I suppose that without him, itread more wouldn't be Megarace.
Megarace 2 is more of a real game, it's much harder, more cars, more weapons, ability to drive reverse, and full 3D vehicles. It's SVGA, too, and the worlds are much more detailed and realistic. I never had a chance to finish it, but maybe I should give it a second chance now.
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