Classic Gaming- The Need For Speed Road & Track: (1994)

Sometimes its hard to believe that the very first Need For Speed game was released over 20 years ago on game consoles such as 3DO, PlayStation and Sega Saturn in the early 90’s. When The Need For Speed Road & Track was first released in 1994 many people were blown away by the visual presentation of the game especially for game systems such as the Sony PlayStation. Need For Speed Road & Track was not only a cool 3D racing game that was developed by Pioneer Productions and EA Canada but it was also published by Electronic Arts and was one of the most popular racing titles of the 90’s prior to the release of Gran Turismo in 1997. The original Need For Speed had an epic intro for the PS1 that screamed 90’s along getting players hyped up to play the game itself. Need For Speed Road & Track features both a single and a multiplayer mode which provides players with gameplay options such as: Time Trial, Head to Head, Single Race and Tournament Mode which were all very interesting.

Even though, players were not provided with too many options to choose from the selection menu allowed players to select cars that range from around $60,000 to over $200,00 in price such as the Lamborghini Diablo VT, Corvette ZR-1, Porsche 911 Carrera and the Ferrari 512TR which was one of the most expensive vehicles in the game. Along with having a pretty decent selection of vehicles players had the option to race on some nice race tracks including Rusty Springs, Costal, Alphine and the City stage.While the PS1 version of Need For Speed Road & Track arguably has better gameplay than the 3DO version the loading times can sometimes be unbearable but worth the wait. As cool as the first Need For Speed game was for the PS1 many people enjoyed the following two sequels probably more than the original. At this point it would be safe to say that as time progressed the Need For Speed series was gradually improving with age in more ways than one throughout the 90’s and the 00’s.

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