Racing Days (レーシング・デイズ) is a CD-ROM-based driving game for Pippin consoles. It was developed by Kitt Peak and distributed in Japan and the United States by Bandai Digital Entertainment in 1996.
The player can select between single play, network play, and simulation modes. This was the only Pippin @WORLD title to be released in the United States with support for multiplayer gaming, though two networked consoles were required. The disc also contains "Red Book" Audio CD tracks that are played back during gameplay.
Racing Days was originally developed for Power Macintosh and released in Japan in 1995. Bandai Digital Entertainment released a hybrid version in Japan for Pippin Atmark and Power Macintosh in March 1996.
A Mac-compatible demo version was included with the Pioneer MPC-LX200 series, which was released in Japan on July 1, 1996. Pioneer, like Bandai, was among the few Japanese companies that obtained a license from Apple Computer to build Macintosh clones.
Racing Days was one of a few games also released by Bandai Digital Entertainment as a launch title for the Pippin @WORLD in the United States. A separate Macintosh version had been scheduled for a U.S. release in January 1997, which was pushed back to August 1997.
Due to the rarity of the U.S. version in particular, a specimen with the original blue box can fetch hundreds of dollars at auction sites.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 @WORLD Software - Games, Bandai Digital Entertainment USA. Archived 1997-04-04.
- ↑ Pippin software, Bandai Digital Entertainment, Japan. Archived 1997-06-27.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 PIPPIN@MARK software release list (Japanese), Retrogeme. Accessed 2017-05-03.
- ↑ Racing Days (Apple / Bandai Pippin) by Die-Hard Gamer, YouTube. 2010-02-11.
- ↑ Video Game Bible 1985-2002, p.61.
- ↑ Jour à deux sur Pippin en réseau local (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2018-08-05.
- ↑ Un lecteur CD plus rapide dans la Pippin (et un échec partiel) (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2016-09-03.
- ↑ のはじまり (Japanese), Kitt Peak. Archived 2001-05-05.
- ↑ LX200発売 (Japanese), Pioneer. Archived 1997-01-29.
- ↑ Ordering Software, Bandai Digital Entertainment USA. Archived 1997-07-12.
- ↑ Support for the Mac version of... Racing Days R, Feral Interactive.
- ↑ Racing Days for Pocket PC, Game Watch (Japanese). 2001-04-26.
- ↑ Apple Pippin Racing Days CD Game - Vintage/Rare by maxandkramer, eBay. 2019-04-02.