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Old 02-15-2018, 09:23 AM   #21
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"The Car" is another haunted vehicle story that's kind of fun for a Saturday night ghost story.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:52 AM   #22
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Short stories: "Last Year's Hero" and "Rookie Sensation" by Ian Thomas Healy. Essentially Car Wars fiction with the serial numbers filed off. The author has at least one published piece in Autoduel Quarterly as well.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:53 AM   #23
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As I am typing this post, I am listening to the "radio" background music from Grand Theft Auto 1 and Grand Theft Auto 2. The audio files are in WAV format on the PC versions of those games. The top-down view of those games is like playing Car Wars with counters. :o)

Correction: The audio files are on the PlayStation 1 versions of GTA 1 and GTA 2.
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:08 PM   #24
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I bought those games years ago when they first came out. My first thought was that they either had a special license from SJGames or were CW fans, and created a CW game with the serial numbers filed off.

And the radio stations from GTA2 are a hoot and a half.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:24 PM   #25
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The car combat computer game MegaRace is being recreated by Zoom Platform. The original actor who portrayed game show host Lance Boyle, France-based Christian Erickson, will return to play Lance Boyle.

Zoom Platform
https://www.zoom-platform.com/#home

Twitter - Lance Boyle
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The MegaRace Soundtrack has been revised and released on CD Baby.

CD Baby - Megarace Reboot Soundtrack: The Steve Crane Sessions, Newsan
https://store.cdbaby.com/albumDetail...mID=stevecrane


Good Old Games offers MegaRace 1 and MegaRace 2 with the original soundtracks from both games.

GOG.com - MegaRace 1+2
https://www.gog.com/game/megarace_1_2


Thanks to incredible video capture efforts, all of the Lance Boyle cutscenes from MegaRace 1 are available on YouTube.

MegaRace - All Lance Boyle Cutscenes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpaCa0bpN6g
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Old 02-18-2018, 11:24 AM   #26
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The arcade and NES versions of the Spy Hunter game soundtrack are timeless.

The vocal and instrumental versions of the PS2 game SpyHunter from 2001, performed by the band Saliva, makes a listener want to autoduel on a real-life highway.

The other music in the PS2 game SpyHunter, and the music in PS2 game SpyHunter 2, are also recommended for car combat fans.
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Old 02-19-2018, 08:02 AM   #27
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I have the old original Spyhunter game on a Midway Balley CD. Good memories. If I ever run another CW game, I'll burn the MP3s onto a CD to start the game.
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Old 02-20-2018, 08:37 AM   #28
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Oh! Forgot about Spy Hunter! The local arcade in the mall (yes, the one that MH51 was played on) had a 'sit down' version of it. We would go and play and called it a cross between Car Wars and Top Secret RPG. :-)
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:08 AM   #29
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Didn't the original arcade version have the Peter Gunn theme?
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:56 AM   #30
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Yes, Spy Hunter uses the Peter Gunn theme.
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