Join the OCAU Retro Driving Club in a different retro driving game each month and see who can lay down the fastest lap! The Game of the Month: Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament - 1994 The Game Description Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament is the second game in the Micro Machines series. Like its predecessor, it puts the player behind the steering wheel of the tiny toy cars. The top down races take place in locations such as kitchen, garden, workbench, bathroom and many more. There are various obstacles to avoid which will knock you off the table or into the water and slow you down. The CD-ROM version adds CD-audio music while the Mega Drive version features a special cartridge that allows players to connect two additional controllers to the console for four-player games. Four game types are available: Challenge is the traditional racing progression style, win races, keep going. Head to Head gives you points against your opponent as you drive off the screen ahead of them. Super League puts you up against 16 players and you must win against 4 to make it to the next league Time Trial is, you guessed it, a time trial mode. The Memories Most sleep-over birthday parties in early high school consisted of many hours on the mega drive borrowing controllers from whoever had them to get the most out of the multiplayer mayhem. The How To You have found yourself in a retro section of a rather nerdy forum. I would thus deduce that you are capable of finding a way to play this game. There are releases on many different platforms including Mega Drive, SNES, PC (Dos) and Gameboy. Emulation is probably the easiest method to run on a modern PC. But, there’s nothing stopping you from spending the big $$ on original hardware. Go for it! Retroarch is a great way to dip your toes into the emulator scene on modern hardware. I should probably fire up my raspberry pi in its mega drive case with 8bitdo M30 for a close to OG experience. But I’ll probably just end up emulating it on my gaming PC using fusion or similar. The Track & Car This game ties the track to the car. Pool Slalom is the go: Time Trial gives you two options. Are you the single hot lap type or an endurance 3 lap master? Lets find out! Bored of the suggested track? Feel free to post times on other tracks and throw down a challenge! The Player If you aren’t using Derp, you’re doing it wrong. The Entry Fee A $5 Donation to a legitimate charity of your choice. This is not mandatory. If you cant afford it don't worry. I just figure we may as well have some “greater good” come out of this! The Rules • Post your best lap time in the thread for the nominated car & track. Please copy the existing leader board and insert your time to make for easy updates. • Its basically the honour system and just for good fun. • Dont forget a photo of your retro setup so that we can all drool over the PAL CRT & MegaCD. • An uploaded video will get you bonus points. • Stating your donations will secure you a spot on the leader board with a gold star and many likes. • Don’t forget that we’re just here to have fun. The Prize: The glory of telling your family and friends that you beat some strangers on the internet in some random old racing game you played as a kid. The Leader Board Single Lap -------------- -------------- -------------- 3 Lap -------------- -------------- -------------- Its not the size that counts.