Reaperman Posted September 14, 2021 Share Posted September 14, 2021 (edited) Well, it's 0900, I've taken the whole day off, intending to stream the game for a bit, and surprisingly eshop still won't let me launch it. Even after I set my alarm for 0500 and toddled out here like it's christmas freaking morning for the thing. I initially considered a midnight stream last night, because that's when I was sure it would go live--glad I didn't bother with that attempt. @Shaggy the Atarian's review goes live at 1100 (link), so I'm guessing that's when I can start this thing up? Last night I played through the whole cruise mode on n64's cruis'n world to refresh my memory. What an unfair game--thankfully what I've played of blast in the arcade it wasn't really like that (or maybe I just didn't get good enough to notice the unfair losses in my 3-4 plays) In N64's 'world,' in one race a time of 1:34, for example, is good enough for first place, the next it's only good for 7th. Sometimes you'll get 'mario karted' by the canned spinout animations, and hit the same wreck in the road 3+ times before it will let you move on. but...that title song is pure magic, and that's why I chose it over exotica. 2 hours ago, NeonSpaceBeagle said: How does the rush 2049 dreamcast version compare to the one on the Midway Volume 3 compilation on Gamecube? I really do like that compilation of arcade racers... Has a great version of hydro thunder too! Midway Arcade Treasures vol 3 has ports of the dc versions of both hydro thunder and 2049. Both are considered a bit inferior to the DC originals, which ran much better, but I recall alcatraz edition being a decent way to play that one track. I was really unhappy not to see the 2049 arcade's track geometry as even an option, and the wings are just cheating. Hydro thunder on treasures 3 is sad too. I usually do treasures 3 on PC, and there was already an older and vastly superior version of Hydro Thunder on PC which outshines even the arcade version, IMO (much higher res). There's a pc version of Rush1 as well, but no Alcatraz, and it requires a specific, and currently very expensive, graphics card (or some messy wrappering) to get working. The DC versions of 2049/hydro thunder really shine thanks to the VGA output, at something close to arcade resolution (DC has a weird aspect ratio, that really needs a CRT to squish back to correct)--be careful of hydro thunder, though. The initial DC release of hydro thunder did not support vga-out, so you'll need a later copy. The disc and packaging look a little different, but make sure to check the disc because gamestop mixed all the versions together thanks to their trashy drawer system. Seriously, gamestop has been ruining gaming for that long. Edited September 14, 2021 by Reaperman 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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