SimDrive (1992)





Type: Racing

Developer: Namco and Evans & Sutherland

Publisher: Namco

Platforms: Arcade

Damageable vehicles: No

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    1989 Mazda MX-5

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    HR bensinly

    2021-11-23 22:30
    ThePorsche934.5 wrote

    As for that, I have no idea if it's lost or destroyed. I'm hope Namco is keeping some prototypes of them and maybe they will release it to the home console in honor of 30 years of System 22 in 2022...
    Maybe it will happen, maybe not.

    Thats sounds like a good idea (if they still have the game)


    IL ThePorsche934.5

    2021-11-23 20:53
    bensinly wrote

    Is it known as to what happend to the machines, did they get lost like the 1990 Sonic 1 prototype or destroyed?

    As for that, I have no idea if it's lost or destroyed. I'm hope Namco is keeping some prototypes of them and maybe they will release it to the home console in honor of 30 years of System 22 in 2022...
    Maybe it will happen, maybe not.


    HR bensinly

    2021-11-23 13:26
    ThePorsche934.5 wrote
    I read an article about this game in Giant Bomb and said there it was the debut title for the Namco System 22 arcade system in 1992.
    It debuted at the 30th JAMMA Amusement Machine show in Japan, in 1992, around the same time that Virtua Racing released in Japan. However, SimDrive was cancelled and Namco re-worked it into Ridge Racer, released the following year in 1993.
    Sim Drive had a limited Japanese release in December 1992, but did not get a mass-market release. It served as a prototype for Ridge Racer.
    It's kinda shame that this game is now completely lost. But hey, without this game the Ridge Racer franchise may have never made at this point.

    Is it known as to what happend to the machines, did they get lost like the 1990 Sonic 1 prototype or destroyed?

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    IL ThePorsche934.5

    2021-11-22 21:25
    I read an article about this game in Giant Bomb and said there it was the debut title for the Namco System 22 arcade system in 1992.
    It debuted at the 30th JAMMA Amusement Machine show in Japan, in 1992, around the same time that Virtua Racing released in Japan. However, SimDrive was cancelled and Namco re-worked it into Ridge Racer, released the following year in 1993.
    Sim Drive had a limited Japanese release in December 1992, but did not get a mass-market release. It served as a prototype for Ridge Racer.
    It's kinda shame that this game is now completely lost. But hey, without this game the Ridge Racer franchise may have never made at this point.


    UK Daboi492

    2021-11-22 11:40
    This looks like itís from 2007

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