Tag: retro gaming


The History of Le Mans in Games

This weekend marks the 86th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. It coincides with a pivotal time for the world’s greatest race. Rising costs for the top-level LMP1… Read More »

Daytona USA 2: The King Of Speed

Daytona USA 2 may not have ascended to the commercial heights of its predecessor, but it’s still remembered as a masterpiece among arcade racers…

Porsche Challenge: The Roadster Revolution

In this installment of Mirror Mode, we take a look at one of the original PlayStation’s forgotten first-party racers.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2: Thrill of the Chase

A Cannonball Run-style cross-country odyssey. Several undercover cop dramas. A shameless Fast and Furious clone. Two semi-realistic spinoffs…

The Original Forza Motorsport: A New Challenger Approaches

Good games come and go, but the best have staying power. They redefine their genre and force the competition to take notice. Twelve long years ago, Forza Motorsport accomplished exactly that…

Hacker Stuffs OutRun Into Retro Toy for the Perfect Classic Racing Rig

Car CultureGaming Sep 11, 2017 by Adam Ismail

For some of us, Gran Turismo was our first driving simulator. For those of us who have been around a bit longer, there were other toys, like Tomy’s Turnin’ Turbo.… Read More »

Ridge Racer V: Emotion Engine

Few launch titles manage to stand the test of time. Many serve as placeholders until better games come along — glorified tech demos devoid of content…

Super Monaco GP: The Golden Years

FeaturesGaming 4 Aug 14, 2017 by Adam Ismail

For this installment of Mirror Mode, we celebrate the upcoming release of F1 2017 with a look back at one of the most influential F1 games of all time. Thirty… Read More »

Why You'll Never See a Gran Turismo Remaster

Something pretty remarkable is set to happen this fall, when Nintendo releases the SNES Classic Edition. No, it’s not that you won’t be able to buy one, nor is it… Read More »

Colin McRae Rally 2.0: Worthy of the Name

For Mirror Mode’s third installment, we take a look back at one of the PlayStation’s most influential sim racers: Colin McRae Rally 2.0.

The Beautiful Letdown of Auto Modellista

FeaturesGaming 28 Jun 21, 2017 by Adam Ismail

Welcome to Mirror Mode, GTPlanet’s new series that shines a spotlight on retro racing games. For our second installment, we’re revisiting one of the most unique sixth-generation driving titles: Auto Modellista. UPDATE: an… Read More »

Mirror Mode: Sega's GT Killer That Never Was

Welcome to Mirror Mode, GTPlanet’s new series that shines a spotlight on retro racing games. For our first installment, we’re taking a look back at one of the competitors Gran Turismo inspired during the… Read More »