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DescriptionDrive 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.
- "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
Part of the Following Groups
- Automobile: Chevrolet Corvette
- Automobile: Dodge Viper
- Automobile: Ferrari Testarossa
- Automobile: Honda NSX
- Automobile: Lamborghini Diablo
- Automobile: Mazda RX-7
- Automobile: Porsche 911
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|Coming Soon Magazine||Jun 14, 1996||90|
|GamePro (US)||May, 1996||4.5 out of 5||90|
|Mega Fun||Mar, 1996||88 out of 100||88|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||May, 1996||17.5 out of 20||88|
|Game Players||May, 1996||84 out of 100||84|
|Official UK PlayStation Magazine||1996||8 out of 10||80|
|All Game Guide||1998||80|
|Video Games||Mar, 1996||73 out of 100||73|
|IGN||Nov 25, 1996||7 out of 10||70|
|The Video Game Critic||Apr 12, 2005||B-||67|
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ExtrasThe Japanese Sega Saturn version of this game was supplied with a custom Nissan keyring made out of metal.
Intro animationsThe 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 versionThe 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.
- 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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Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: The Need for Speed (Information about The Need for Speed at Wikipedia)
Kartanym (12758) added The Need for Speed (PlayStation) on Mar 30, 2001
Credits (101 people)
David Lucas, Laurent Ancessi, Daniel Teh, Shelby Hubick, Daniel Swadling, Michael Pohoreski, David William BullockAdditional Programming: