Stunt racer in minimal 8bit DOS graphics; good controls
Stunt Car Racer is not very much a looker, but it sure is a playable game. As a genre it sits neatly in the category of special racing games. It's specialty, as the name suggests is the ability to perform stunts, ability which is central to the gameplay of this game. As I mentioned in the title, don't expect outstanding graphics in this one. It is a game that is delivered in wireframe 3D, with the assortment of CGA colors to draw more of the world. However, amazingly, it controls well enough and the developers did a great job at approximating real world objects with very scarce wireframe objects. Thus, you always know where you need to head, and you always know when you need to steer your vehicles. The game also simulates speed very well, and so, if you like fast games, this one is an oldie that will deliver. For those looking for the kind of realism that could be delivered in wireframe graphics, long before photorealism was ever possible, Stunt Car Racer is going to be an enticing game. So download it, along with Speed Racer, similarly speedy, yet much more endowed graphically, this later one.