Searching for an old car-game I played in the 90's
April 28, 2013 11:10 PM   Subscribe

In the 90's I borrowed a demo-CD from a friend, who had a car combat-like game, where you drove around in a futuristic environment. The game was a demo, so it only had one level and only one car. The only mission that was available was where one had to collect two pieces of a device located in two different parts of the map. Most of the stuff was blue.

The setting was like this: You drove around in a futuristic enviroment. There were no enemies, no stuff to do except find the two devices (I think it was because it was a demo). The car was hovering and it was blue. The roads were these highway-platforms you drove on. I remember that you started in a garage of sorts, where if you drove forward, you would have to drive left or right. If you drove left, you would still drive on the highway-platforms, however if you went right, you would end up in a city of some sorts. The car one drove looked like a blue taxi. And there was a radar in the car, that directed one to each of the devices in order. I remember that one of the devices was placed at the edge of a highway-platform road that stopped. You couldn't go any further. After you picked up both devices, the game would stop and it would tell you to buy it.
posted by madcow20 to Computers & Internet (18 answers total)
It could be Quarantine or its sequel.
posted by Ted Maul at 2:05 AM on April 29, 2013

oh man. HOVER. for sure. YouTube
posted by sarahnicolesays at 5:42 AM on April 29, 2013

the demo came with new copies of Windows 95 back then. I always wanted to get the full version but never did!
posted by sarahnicolesays at 5:42 AM on April 29, 2013

Response by poster: Sadly its not Hover or Quarantine :(
posted by madcow20 at 6:38 AM on April 29, 2013

Oh shit I remember this too. I feel like you were in a prison colony or something but I'm not sure.
posted by RustyBrooks at 7:24 AM on April 29, 2013

Pretty positive it isn't this, but you made me think of MegaRace for the first time in years.
posted by charlemangy at 7:34 AM on April 29, 2013

Some of those elements sound like Spectre VR... By "starting in a garage", do you mean that at the beginning of a game you had the option of customizing your car by speed, armor, etc?
posted by JumpW at 8:37 AM on April 29, 2013

Response by poster: Its not Spectre VR. I don't know if you could customize the car, because the version I played was a demo. The garage that I mentioned earlier was just the place you started. I don't know if it had any function in the full game, but in the demo it didn't do anything.
posted by madcow20 at 8:43 AM on April 29, 2013

cyberrace? Though I guess that's more red than blue...
posted by jaymzjulian at 9:46 AM on April 29, 2013

Was the gameplay shown from a top-down perspective or did it look like you were sitting in the car?
posted by pmbuko at 9:57 AM on April 29, 2013

Response by poster: Sorry, its not Cyberrace :(

pmbuko: You could see the car from two perspectives: From inside the car and from behind - A little bit high up so you can see where you're driving.
posted by madcow20 at 10:51 AM on April 29, 2013

It's not Interstate 76 (pics) or the followup, Interstate 82 (more pics)? Not exactly futuristic, they were sort of an alt-apocalypse setting, but maybe..
posted by FatherDagon at 12:43 PM on April 29, 2013

Your question made me stay awake last night trying to remember. I also played this (probably on my brand new Pentium100). The handling of the car was bouncy, a lot of the challenge was avoiding bouncing off the edge of the raised highways. I have no idea what it was called, and my web searches have come to nothing.
posted by AndrewStephens at 3:23 PM on April 29, 2013

Best answer: Sounds like Zone Raiders.
posted by Tool of the Conspiracy at 4:24 PM on April 29, 2013 [2 favorites]

Is it a twisted metal demo?
They made a lot of those games.
posted by QueerAngel28 at 4:25 PM on April 29, 2013

Best answer: I think Tool of the Conspiracy has it - Zone Raiders. This playthrough on youtube is the game I remember.
posted by AndrewStephens at 6:03 PM on April 29, 2013 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Yes! It was Zone Raiders! Thanks to all of you for all your help :)
posted by madcow20 at 9:53 PM on April 29, 2013

Woohoo! My first successful "what was this game/song/movie?" response, and it was even one that other people had attempted. I too played only the demo, which I probably got from a PC Gamer disc.
One of the top Google hits is a page offering a download of the full game... (I think it's against the rules for me to link to it.)
posted by Tool of the Conspiracy at 1:54 PM on April 30, 2013

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