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NASCAR Racing (Macintosh)

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Description

In Papyrus' third racing game, the focus is moved from open-wheeled cars (IndyCar Racing) to closed-cockpit Nascar stock cars. 640x480 is the highest resolution on offer, on the CD-ROM version.

Nascar Racing is a detailed simulation with realistic car models, accurate controls and room for a distinct racing style. Nine tracks are featured, the Watkins Glen road course alongside oval racing. You have full control over the car's set up and paint job.

To reach a wide audience, various driving aids are available, such as auto-shifting and auto-braking. Races can be fine-tuned with the amount of laps.

One of the notable features is drafting, by which you can position your car just inches off the rear of competitors in front of you. When in this aerodynamically optimal position, you gain acceleration, conserve fuel and place less stress on the mechanical parts. By timing right, you can also make a quick pass.


Screenshots

There are no Macintosh screenshots for this game.

There are 17 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "NASCAR Racing für Mac" -- German Mac title
  • "NASCAR Racing for Mac" -- English Mac title

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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Macintosh release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


The Press Says

Mac Ledge Jan 13, 1997 8.3 out of 10 83
macHOME 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Génération 4 Jan, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67

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Trivia

Advertisements

The game followed in the tradition of the toy companies. There were no advertisements for Beer or Tobacco products. That meant that Rusty Wallace drove the "Ford Racing" Ford. However, you could always add the companies using the included "paint shop" feature. However, since it wasn't on the main menu, some people didn't even know that it was there.

CD audio

If you put the CD into an audio CD player, you can hear two rock tracks. Race Rif by Skid Row & The Fastest Sport by The Fat Man.

Manual

Dave Marcus & Joe Nemechek gave advice in the manual about how to race at certain tracks. It's been kind of funny with the fans, because both of these drivers have won a combined six races in their NASCAR Winston Cup career.

Mods

Hundreds of user made cars can be found on the Internet.

OEM version

A special Win32 version of NASCAR Racing was packaged with the Diamond Edge 3D video card. This version was optimized to run on the Edge 3D only, and does not run with any other video cards.

Sales

More than 1,000,000 units were sold, even though the game the required a (then) top-of-the-line 486-66 processor, and the high-res version was only shipped on a CD-ROM, for which drives were not common in 1994.

Awards

  • CODiE Awards
    • 1995 - Best Sports Program
  • Computer Game Review
    • Golden Triad Award
  • Computer Gaming World
    • May 1995 (Issue #130) – Simulation Game of the Year (together with Aces of the Deep)
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - #31 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
  • PC Gamer
    • 1995 - Best Sports Program
    • 1995 - Best Simulation
Information also contributed by PCGamer77, Rogee and Sciere

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Charly2.0 (30547) added NASCAR Racing (Macintosh) on Oct 15, 2009
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