November 29, 2001 3:02 AM   Subscribe

RallyTrophy is a great slot-car game. Build your own track race the little car around the track. Amusing... classic toy... I want one for christmas :)
posted by dancu (13 comments total)
That was fun. =) thanks.
posted by ZachsMind at 5:19 AM on November 29, 2001

Looks very cool, but how is it considered a slot car game? Slot cars used to have electric motors and run on a track with a slot. (I couldn't get the link to work, since I'm at work and can't download whatever plug-in is required; I did check out their main site.)
posted by groundhog at 5:47 AM on November 29, 2001

It's a virtual representation of the slot car set up. You get to build a track and there's two cars that run around the track once it's set up. You can do two player or one. One player goes against the computer, and there's different levels which measure how good the computer is against you. I could beat level three but level four I couldn't master. It's cute.
posted by ZachsMind at 6:23 AM on November 29, 2001

A similar game (maybe an earlier version?) discussed in this thread.
posted by jpoulos at 7:08 AM on November 29, 2001

that was super fun! i love those things, i think i'll get one for my nephew for x-mas. i whipped the crap out of level 5 but his car got spun around and was trying to go backwards on the track. muhahaha stupid robot!
posted by ggggarret at 7:24 AM on November 29, 2001

I finally managed to beat level five consistently. At first I thought it was a fluke. The trick is to try to knock the guy off the track early on to get a head start, and then just don't get thrown off yourself for five laps.
posted by ZachsMind at 7:56 AM on November 29, 2001

I actually bought one of those "60-feet of track" electric race sets about five years ago because, for perfectly legitimate reasons, I happened to be in Toys R Us, and spotted the track my parents would never ever get me when I was a kid. This track has cars with working headlights, loops, crossovers, and an innate ability to attract every single piece of cat hair in the county. Also, one of the cars is slower than the other and I haven't been able to get a new one. As a result, my track that I always wanted to get is now the most awkward box to fit in my closet, being about 4 foot long. I keep thinking of giving it to some lucky kid, but I can't give up the dream.

This "Mom and Dad never let me get that when I was a kid" thing also led me to purchase the biggest pumpkin on the lot some years ago, costing me over 50 dollars and ensuring a good three hours of pumpkin-gut-scooping. Not to mention the thermonuclear device they never let me get as a kid, or the gang of indentured servants I would plead with them to get me every year.
posted by Kafkaesque at 9:16 AM on November 29, 2001

that is great fun. thanks
posted by quarsan at 12:54 PM on November 29, 2001

It does indeed seem to be an updated version of that older game jpoulos linked. Of course, this time it's in English, not Swedish. Still, what a great toy!
posted by briank at 1:12 PM on November 29, 2001

Back in ancient times, there used to be places you could go and rent time on a big slot car track. Sort of a cross between a bowling alley and a go-kart track.

It was a lot of fun. You could modify your cars to go superfast by rewinding the motors, buying stickier tires etc.

Used to go to a place called Tony's Hobby Lobby. I remember being in tears after I let an older kid try my car, and he floored it through the "dead-man's curve" and hammered my precious Ford GT into pieces on the storefront window. Bastard.
posted by groundhog at 1:14 PM on November 29, 2001

I like THIS ONE better because there's more room for the track, and 'cause it's all in Swedish and I play against a bird. Wacky fun!
posted by Sal Amander at 3:41 PM on November 29, 2001

I beat level 5 with both car types. Whoohoo!
posted by riffola at 5:38 PM on November 29, 2001

Both games were made by the same company. (Who also made the tabletennis game.)
posted by modofo at 6:02 PM on November 29, 2001

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