Remember a really cool looking indie racing game called the 90s Arcade Racer? It came out of scenic nowhere and looked pretty impressive from its first reveal. The idea behind it was to create a game inspired by classic racing games from the 90s like Daytona USA and Virtua Racing.
Created by indie developer Tyrone Rodriguez, aka ‘Pelikan13’, the project was first introduced back in early 2013 on Kickstarter and was expected to be released later that year. It was announced to be coming to Wii U, in addition to PC and mobile platforms. After announcing a partnership with Nicalis to carry the project further, Rodriguez went silent on the game and basically just vanished. But, something happened.
Eventually the game resurfaced, but things were a bit different. While it visually looked like the same game, its name was changed to 90s Super GP. On top of that, all of the initial platforms were dropped including Wii U, being replaced by PS4 and Xbox One. After that, the project once again slipped into a period of no new announcements…until now.
90s Super GP has once again resurfaced with a slightly updated product page over on its section of the Nicalis website. It now sports a Nintendo Switch emblem, but has strangely ditched the Xbox One option. PS4 and PC are still listed. The release date is still an ominous ‘TBD’.
While it really did seem like this game was another victim of turning into ‘vaporware’, it looks like there’s still work being done on it after all. But seeing that it’s now been over four years since it was supposed to be released, don’t get your hopes up too much.
Here’s the latest gameplay video from the developer, uploaded all the way back in late 2015:
Having been introduced to video games at the age of 3 via a Nintendo 64, A.K has grown up in the culture. A fan of simulators and racers, with a soft spot for Nintendo! But, he has a great respect for the entire video game world and enjoys watching it all expand as a whole.