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I have truly fond memories of spending entire days playing rally games on the original PlayStation, and some later games on PC and Old School Rally really looks the part.

The developer has announced on Steam that "Old School Rally will fully support the Steam Deck right out of the box when the game launches. (Verified status pending Valve review)". Good to see developers continue testing their games on Steam Deck before release instead of after - more of that needs to happen.

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I almost thought I was watching a video of Colin McRae Rally for a moment there. I love how indie developers refresh older classics like this that not only look the part, but come with all the niceties you expect from a modern PC release at the same time.

Game Features:

  • RETRO STYLE VISUALS - Carefully crafted retro style visuals, reminiscent of the late '90s rally games evoking a sense of nostalgia and charm, making it a must-play for everyone.
  • RACE THE WORLD - With a variety of rally tracks from around the globe, race across different surfaces inducing dirt, tarmac and snow and challenge your driving skills.
  • RALLY CARS - Choose from a diverse lineup of rally cars inspired by the legends of the past, each with unique characteristics and features.

It enters Early Access on Steam later this year and they think it will take 6-10 months to complete.

Follow it along on the Steam page.

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Ehvis Apr 8
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Clearly I'm too old for this sort of graphics to trigger nostalgia. This is probably more referencing times from my gaming deadzone where I had no time to play or in the early years after switching to Linux.
Quoting: whizse

For those looking for a more Sega boomer racer vibe: Over Jump Rally.
Oh nice..... I didnt know about that one...... Thanks..... Wishlisted........
Lofty Apr 8
Quoting: EhvisClearly I'm too old for this sort of graphics to trigger nostalgia. This is probably more referencing times from my gaming deadzone where I had no time to play or in the early years after switching to Linux.

i never thought id hear someone say they were too old for PS1 era graphics. i thought it would be the other way round if anything else.
Quoting: hjahreThey could have tuned the graphics down a notch ;)
https://youtu.be/00-zImTwJOc?si=545gSun4MU-T5T7W
I had a pirated version of this back in the DOS days...
Thanks for bringing back those memories.

(Btw: Does anyone know where one could download a legal copy of this game to play in DOSBox? Seems GoG does not have it .)
whizse Apr 8
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Quoting: dziadulewiczSo this is definitely not for a record breaking young Kalle Rovanpera already a two time World Rally Champion.
I don't think #69 is above a bit of retro gaming. I seem to recall him playing Richard Burns Rally on Twitch?
whizse Apr 8
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Quoting: StoneColdSpiderOh nice..... I didnt know about that one...... Thanks..... Wishlisted........
They are apprently waiting for approval, and I assume, funding from Sega. I hope that happens. My wishlist is already full of games with no release in sight or languishing forever in EA...
Ehvis Apr 8
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Quoting: Lofty
Quoting: EhvisClearly I'm too old for this sort of graphics to trigger nostalgia. This is probably more referencing times from my gaming deadzone where I had no time to play or in the early years after switching to Linux.

i never thought id hear someone say they were too old for PS1 era graphics. i thought it would be the other way round if anything else.

I think PS1 might be a bit early for what that looks like. Still, at least 20 years of games before that. For me nostalgia kind of ends around Doom1/2 times.
Hopefully it inspires Sega to remaster both Sega Rally Championship games.
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Quoting: dziadulewiczSo this is definitely not for a record breaking young Kalle Rovanpera already a two time World Rally Champion.

He's not racing all of the races this season though - taking a "break". Won the last race in Kenya in a showcase manner tho with a minute gap to the 2nd driver..

Yeah he would win his 3rd if all season.
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Quoting: dziadulewiczSo this is definitely not for a record breaking young Kalle Rovanpera already a two time World Rally Champion.
I don't think #69 is above a bit of retro gaming. I seem to recall him playing Richard Burns Rally on Twitch?

Is that so? That confirms The Heart Of Champion.
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