MSXdev’18 #12 - XRacing

MSXdev’18 #12 - XRacing

by ro on 10-02-2019, 17:13
Topic: Challenges

As the deadline of this years MSXdev challenge is closing in, at February 14th 2019, the game XRacing has been made final and submitted to the challenge. Santi Ontañón, winner of the previous edition’s MSX Classic category with Xspelunker, returns to the contest with a fun mix of arcade and simulation. Here is a top-down racing game for you MSX lovers, buckle up!

XRacing is an arcade-simulation racing game where you play the role of a driver trying to become Formula 1 world champion. To achieve your goal, you will have to first prove you are worthy of driving in Formula 1 though! Before you can compete in Formula 1, you will have to play through two previous seasons: stock cars and endurance cars. Each season being harder than the previous one as your car gets faster and faster, and it's harder to control. You will also have to manage your cash, as you will have to pay entry fees to every race, and also you will have to save money to buy better cars. Luckily, you have an agent that represents you and can give you some advise.

In the category "MSX Classic", MSXdev uses strict rules: pure MSX magic, no expansions of any kind, just a first generation MSX as it was conceived. XRacing falls into that category - Native MSX graphics, sound and processing, all stuffed in ROM format, the game is 100% compatible with this MSX configuration.

MSXdev is alive since 2003 and has given us nothing but solid gems so far. And this year is no difference, as up to 12 entries have been submitted already. Check out the games archive found on the MSXdev web-site.

Relevant link: MSXdev'18 - XRacing
Relevant link: X-Racing in-game video
Relevant link: Official Xracing site on Github

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Comments (12)

By mars2000you

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10-02-2019, 18:12

By edoz

Prophet (2508)

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10-02-2019, 19:22

Looks nice! Have to try it!

By Latok

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10-02-2019, 19:56

This looks so good!

By ro

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10-02-2019, 21:18

Link fixed, thanx

By santiontanon

Paragon (1868)

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11-02-2019, 06:08

Thanks guys!!! The uploaded version has a few bugs that I have been fixing, latest version is in GitHub:

By TheKid

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11-02-2019, 08:03

Played it a few rounds and it is a fun game with nice graphics.

By santiontanon

Paragon (1868)

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12-02-2019, 08:36

And there is a newer version (v1.0.3) which fixes several things, but among them a bug that made the game show the "GAME OVER" screen rather than the ending sequence... #facepalm

By iamweasel2

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13-02-2019, 21:32

I've been playing this great game, it is really good, congratulations Santi, you did it again! Smile

Just a small suggestion, would it be possible to end a race by pressing ESC? When I crash, I know that I won't be able to win the race anymore, so it would be nice to be able to quit the race in order to play again without having to finish it.

By santiontanon

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14-02-2019, 09:38

Thanks @Iamweasel! yes, I definitively want to add that, I couldn't fit it for the deadline, since I ran out of space for an additional condition! But I have plans to pack things a bit tighter to make space for a few more features, and this is definitively first in line! Big smile

By hap

Prophet (2049)

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20-02-2019, 13:31

Is that Skid from Stunts(4D Sports Driving)? Big smile

By journey

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02-10-2019, 11:54

Plans for a future cartridge version?

By Pablibiris

Paragon (1834)

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02-10-2019, 22:56

Yeah... I want a cartridge versión. Awesome game!