TrackMania Demo

A playable beta/demo for TrackMania is now available, offering a sample of this puzzle/construction/driving game. The file is a 33 MB download, available from 3D Gamers, FileFront, Filerush, Gamer's Hell, and Worthplaying. Here's the description of the game from 3D Gamers: "For the first time ever in a game, the player has to build his track before racing on it. Working out the best route, short cuts and cheeky manoeuvres is the task ahead. Will he find the right way to do the best time?? The name of the game is to collect all the blocks available within the TrackMania set, a truly virtual construction game enabling the creation of increasingly larger and higher tracks, including jumps, loops, and high octane corners, allowing the construction of courses up to an amazing 2000 blocks!"
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This is slightly different from RDS (and in a slightly disappointing way; though the game is fun, if cryptic). But MAN was RDS a good game for its time! Adaptive AI, too (on a system with 64K of RAM): the AI drivers would drive the course "ahead of time" before you raced, so that the computer drivers would take decent paths through any racetrack you constructed... *sigh* I fondly remember using the Top-Fuel dragster and Moon-gravity settings to see how much "air time" I could grab. ;-)

Yes, nostalgia is a strong force... But us "old-timers of gaming" in our mid-to-late 20's (who gamed in the 80's) aren't the mainstream population - so we'll see how much of a boost it gives the game sales-wise.

Take care,

--Noel "HB" Wade


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