Does anyone remember DeathTrack
, an ancient (1989) DOS game by Dynamix Inc.? Well, I do! In fact I loved DeathTrack! It was really brutal (back then) and fun to play with. The story couldn’t be more simpler: buy a sports car, beef it up with armor and cannons, guns, missiles and other firepower goodies, enter the races and eliminate your opponents and while you’re at it try to complete some laps just as an excuse to say that you’ve raced! Amazing game! I still remember those all-nighters in front of my Amstrad 1512pc playing it with 4 glorious colours! It was either that or Rogue (Epyx, 1983) that pulled off the night. Deathtrack did not have an ending, and the vehicle selection was really limited, but it brought the racing/fighting concept to light and it played extremely well! And as far as I’m concerned it is one of my most favourite games of all time!
Luck has it that I’ve surfed in 1C’s website tonight. 1C company is a well known Russian game publisher with some very good releases under their belts. So as I was looking on some info about UAZ 4X4 Racing, my eyes stopped when I saw this title in the forthcoming section: Death Track Ressurection! For straters I couldn’t believe that it was a revamping of the old Deathtrack! But it is! The game is set for release later in 2008 and from the first screenshots of it it looks very good, but not as good as I was expecting it to be, as it reminds me a lot of RollCage and it’s various clones. Still it is very early and it would be unfair to jump into any conclusions about it. The tracks look very futuristic yet with that neo-oriental appearance and the vehicles look your ordinary, or extra-ordinary tuned/pimped rides only with some lethal pea shooters on their roofs. Still, this is one I’m really looking forward to get my hands on!
Here are some links where you can learn more about this forthcoming release:
- Death Track Ressurection on 1C’s official website
- Death Track Ressurection demo review on Gamespot.com
- Death Track Ressurection news on Gamershell.com
And some more screenshots:
And remember, you saw it on VagPoD first! 🙂