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80's Overdrive

A racing game inspired by arcade titles from 1980s, including the cult-classic OutRun. The players assume control of six retro supercars and take part in street races or timed circuits.

Racing | arcade elements | Polish | indie games | 80s

80's Overdrive Release Date

03Dec2017

3DS

07May2020

Switch

19Nov2020

PC

15Jul2022

XONE

developer: Insane Code publisher: Insane Code Official website

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80’s Overdrive for 3DS is a racing game developed by Insane Code, an independent Polish studio responsible for a number of free-to-play mobile titles, including Birdie the Dreamer or Annoying Ball. The game, released for Nintendo 3DS, was inspired by arcade classics from 1980’s, including the cult-classic OutRun.

Mechanics

Our task is to drive one of six supercars (the authors had not been able to supply the real names of the vehicles, leaving us with placeholder names such as Penetrator GT, Intruder Turbo, or De Loan) through eight varied sceneries with a mission to defeat the opponents or to clear the route in the shortest time possible. Winning yields access to additional modifications (such as engine upgrades, new tires, brakes, or nitrous oxide) that can be used to improve our vehicles or help them fend off law enforcement (such as anti-radar device).

Game Modes

80’s Overdrive offers two basic modes. In Career Mode, the player takes part in races or escapes against law enforcement in order to climb higher in the driver rankings. Outrun Mode sees us complete timed attempts to clear the given race in the shortest time possible. Finally, we are left with a track editor that enables us to create race tracks and share them with the online community.

Technical Aspects

80’s Overdrive for 3DS was clearly inspired by retro arcade titles. The game sports pixel-art and colorful visuals, while the soundtrack offers a choice of synth/retrowave music tracks.

Game mode: single player  

Age restrictions 80's Overdrive: Good for all ages.

80's Overdrive System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card Intel HD or better
  • 300 MB HDD
  • Windows 10 64-bit
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