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Great little shockwave game here.
April 13, 2001 10:07 AM   Subscribe

Great little shockwave game here. Like a little slice of childhood.. I remember putting together these racetracks and racing those little electric cars along them. Great fun, and there's even a 2 player option. Sweet.
posted by PWA_BadBoy (25 comments total)

 
That was cool! Now I'm going to have to head over to my parents and find my real set in their attic.
posted by quirked at 10:24 AM on April 13, 2001


Oh man. Thank you thank you thank you!

It's like I'm living my childhood all over again.

Now all we need are some virtual Micronauts and I'll be all set.
posted by bondcliff at 10:32 AM on April 13, 2001


What a blast! Even better than the original: you don't have to worry about dust getting caught in the tracks!
posted by jpoulos at 10:34 AM on April 13, 2001


Awesome. Anyone remember this little gem?
posted by owillis at 10:43 AM on April 13, 2001


Now if they can re-create that special electric motor smell, we'll be set.

Damn you for ruining my meager work ethic, DAMN YOU!
posted by Avogadro at 10:44 AM on April 13, 2001


wow. when i was little, my uncle had this amazing set and a pile of different cars. of course, I was maybe 5 or 6 at the time, and I wasn't allowed to use it. that makes this game _that much_ better, I think.

I only wish it had two player net play :P
posted by chacal at 10:47 AM on April 13, 2001


Um. Excuse my relative youth and/or sheltered existence. I found this game via a weblog the other day, and was instantly hooked, though I have never seen it before. Could someone perhaps enlighten me?
posted by Ravagin at 10:52 AM on April 13, 2001


Great! My son and I have had a blast racing each other. Anyone know what the bird is saying sometimes when you crash and when he wins??
posted by tdstone at 10:54 AM on April 13, 2001


I can almost smell it. (Remember how it used to smell?)
posted by MarkAnd at 10:59 AM on April 13, 2001


Has anyone been able to bump off the bird when you're right behind their car?

You can also stick with the real thing. "Please be kind and [let] your pet catch a car once in awhile." 
posted by gluechunk at 11:07 AM on April 13, 2001


oh man that's fun! so much any more work today.
posted by bliss322 at 11:08 AM on April 13, 2001


Try to make a single track with as many bridges as possible! My record is 9.
posted by echelon at 11:51 AM on April 13, 2001


I think that 9 is the limit, though it can be acheived in a few different ways.
posted by Avogadro at 12:27 PM on April 13, 2001


Check that, several different ways...
posted by Avogadro at 12:33 PM on April 13, 2001


I discovered this about a week ago and blogged it, and I've been hooked ever since. My only pet peeves are the limited construction area, and the fact that it won't let you use crossover tracks as bridges.
posted by toddshot at 12:37 PM on April 13, 2001


Fantastic, but where's the Meat Wagon? (If you're old enough to remember slot cars, you're old enough to remember the SNL ad.)
posted by whuppy at 12:55 PM on April 13, 2001


Exceedingly cool. I hope it still works once the "MeFi Effect" kicks in.
posted by briank at 1:05 PM on April 13, 2001


Excellent! I experienced slot car fever a few years back and, well... I ended up building a 300-foot long track in my living room, using a massive power supply and heavily tweaked cars. Yes! Sadly, it's all in boxes now.

If you're interested, here's the place to go [I've been there. It's in Redmond, WA] for performance HO slot car parts: http://www.scaleauto.com/
posted by shinybeast at 4:18 PM on April 13, 2001


Get thee a shockmachine now (if you only have dialup like me), then get thee many friends. Then try and beat that blasted budgerigar/each other/the beer!
posted by nedrichards at 4:18 PM on April 13, 2001


Too bad you can't put your fingers on the tracks and pull the triggers for a nice buzz in your arms. It would be nice.
posted by mikeyb at 5:47 PM on April 13, 2001


waaaah! is it me or IE for Mac? I build the track, but then what?
posted by ParisParamus at 8:45 PM on April 13, 2001


Paris, a little racing flag should appear up top. That should start the race.
posted by Doug at 9:02 PM on April 13, 2001


got it! this rivals that Japenese montage video as the Web's best thing!
posted by ParisParamus at 9:23 PM on April 13, 2001


then click the checkered flags
posted by titboy at 9:43 PM on April 13, 2001


ParisParamus: Japanese montage video?
posted by crog at 3:24 AM on April 14, 2001


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