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Vette!

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
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3.0
Macintosh
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4.0
PC-98
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Description

Race your corvette against another human or computer player through an accurate reproduction of San Francisco. Choose between store models (stock or ZR1) or a tricked-up 'vette (twin turbo or "sledgehammer").

Use your on-screen map display to choose the best route -- there are multiple ways to reach the finish line careening through the streets of San Francisco. You can also switch between views, including left, right, rearview mirror, with or without dash, helicopter chase cam, or a combination of views.

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Vette! DOS Choose and evaluate your opponent
Vette! DOS Choose your course
Vette! DOS Helicopter chase view with dash enabled
Vette! DOS Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Vette!: The Street Race Simulation through San Francisco" -- Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 75 out of 100 75
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play DOS Oct, 1989 63 out of 100 63

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Trivia

One of the few games to support EGA's 640x200 mode, which it used to display static scenes in fine detail over what EGA's 320x200 mode would allow.

During the development of this game, the large-scale communist attack on protesting Chinese students in Tian An Men Square occured. In memory of that event, one of the programmers snuck this string into the program executable:

IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO WERE MURDERED IN TIAN AN MEN SQUARE ON JUNE 4, 1989. J.P.


There is a hidden area in the map: Select course 3 (starting on the Bay Bridge), then turn around and go backwards for a ways (with the wall on your left, the ocean on your right, and traffic coming at you). After you've gone far enough, you will suddenly be in a nicely-detailed area whose streets are named after the developers.

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