Wednesday 18 August 2010

Retro gaming is so awesome...

F-ZERO for the SNES. 1990 Release.

recently read somewhere online that gaming today is so guided in a way that it's like having the game designer with you as you play; that it's highly unlikely to get lost or confused and that gaming was so much harder back in the 90's. To a certain extent, I concur. Reliving and understanding technology from your childhood is just plain awesome.

F-ZERO (from Wikipedia):
"The first game in the series and a launch game for the SNES, F-Zero was also the first Super Nintendo game to use a technique that Nintendo called "Mode 7 Scrolling". When Mode 7 was combined with scaling and positioning of the layer on a scanline-by-scanline basis it could simulate 3D environments. Such techniques in games were considered to be revolutionary in a time when most console games were restricted to static/flat backgrounds and 2-dimensional (2D) objects. The result was developer Nintendo EAD creating the fastest and smoothest pseudo-3D racer ever on a console at that time.[10]"


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