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The Need for Speed (3DO)

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Description

Drive some of your favourite sports cars through wild and fast tracks, including the Dodge Viper, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Corvette, Mazda RX7, Toyota Supra Turbo, and Acura NSX. Some of the tracks are open road, meaning you simply fly down a huge highway, with cops following in hot pursuit. One of the options in the game allows you to pick which time of the day to race in.

Screenshots

The Need for Speed 3DO Crashed and spun out.
The Need for Speed 3DO Tracks have some level of height changes.
The Need for Speed 3DO New car on the Alpine track.
The Need for Speed 3DO Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "Road & Track Presents: The Need for Speed" -- Full title
  • "Road & Track Presents: Over Drivin' DX" -- Japanese PlayStation title
  • "Road & Track Presents: Over Drivin'" -- Japanese 3DO title
  • "Nissan Presents: Over Drivin' GT-R" -- Japanese Saturn title
  • "NfS" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Need 4 Speed" -- Informal title
  • "オーバードライビンGT-R" -- Japanese Saturn spelling

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The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine Mar, 1995 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The Video Game Critic Dec 07, 2010 A- 91
All Game Guide 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) Mar, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun Jul, 1995 88 out of 100 88
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Apr, 1995 8 out of 10 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Mar, 1995 7 out of 10 70
CD Player 1996 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jun 27, 2006 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

Extras

The Japanese Sega Saturn version of this game was supplied with a custom Nissan keyring made out of metal.

Intro animations

The game has three different FMV animations that are every time picked randomly as an intro sequence spin-offs. If you started game just a couple of times, there's a big chance you won't even notice that, as all three animations presents cars running the nature or polygons, with the same engine roar, but with the different music in the background.

Japanese Saturn version

The game's Japanese Sega Saturn version, Over Drivin' GT-R, is notable for only having Nissan vehicles (hence the Nissan Presents and the GT-R on the game's title) and apparently having different vehicle physics from every other version of the game.

Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #28 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1996 - Best Racing Game in 1995

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quizzley7 (21213) added The Need for Speed (3DO) on Mar 02, 2004
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