Ridge Racer – Playstation One
I couldn’t leave out Ridge Racer by Namco. I’m talking about the PS1 version that got me hooked so much so I went out and bought a NegGcon. The game development took 8 months and was a launch title on the new Sony console. The ability to drift made it a hit with, well, the drift crowd but it was an arcade racer and a lot of fun – not to be taken as a serious sim.
With the slightly blocky cars (and start girl) and pixelated tracks you raced other cars around a track that had the ocean as scenery as well as a long yellow light tunnel and cityscape.
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