During the '90s, Sega was the undisputed king of arcade racers. The Japanese coin-op veteran produced a string of solid-gold classics, such as Virtua Racing, Daytona USA, Sega Rally and Scud Race. Sadly, as interest in arcade hardware has dipped, the need for these attention-grabbing experiences has lessened - but there are few who still hold a torch for colourful speed-fests, and Greek developer Pelikan13 is one such individual.
He's been working on The 90's Arcade Racer for quite some time now, and has recently started a Kickstarter campaign in order to raise the funds to get the game ready for public consumption. If things go according to plan, it will be completed by November this year.
At the moment, Pelikan13's aim is to release The 90's Arcade Racer on PC, Mac, Linux and possibly the Android-based OUYA console. Seeing as this is the kind of game that really belongs on a "proper" console, we got in touch and popped the inevitable question: Can we expect a Wii U eShop release, if the Kickstarter meets its goal? The response was a pretty positive one, although it's clearly a little too soon to say:
These are early days for me to be thinking that far ahead, once the game nears completion I will see what other versions I can consider. It's mainly a financial issue.
Having said that, I own and very much enjoy playing on Wii U and 3DS, so it's something that I would really like to see happen in the future.
We're sure you will agree that this game looks absolutely stunning, so if you want to see it on the Wii U, pledge your support to the campaign now and it just might happen. In the meantime, check out this amazing video and let us know what you think by leaving a comment.