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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.[1][2][3]

FeaturesEdit

The player can select between single play, network play, and simulation modes.[4] This was the only Pippin @WORLD title to be released in the United States with support for multiplayer gaming,[5] though two networked consoles were required.[6] The disc also contains "Red Book" Audio CD tracks that are played back during gameplay.[7]

ReleasesEdit

Racing Days (Pippin)

Racing Days (Pippin)

Gameplay from the Japanese version.

Racing Days was originally developed for Power Macintosh and released in Japan in 1995.[8] Bandai Digital Entertainment released a hybrid version in Japan for Pippin Atmark and Power Macintosh in March 1996.[3]

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.[9]

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,[1] which was pushed back to August 1997.[10]

An updated version, Racing Days R, was released for Mac by Feral Interactive in 1999 and was ported to Pocket PC by Kitt Peak in 2001.[11][12]

CollectibilityEdit

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.[13]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 @WORLD Software - Games, Bandai Digital Entertainment USA. Archived 1997-04-04.
  2. Pippin software, Bandai Digital Entertainment, Japan. Archived 1997-06-27.
  3. 3.0 3.1 PIPPIN@MARK software release list (Japanese), Retrogeme. Accessed 2017-05-03.
  4. Racing Days (Apple / Bandai Pippin) by Die-Hard Gamer, YouTube. 2010-02-11.
  5. Video Game Bible 1985-2002, p.61.
  6. Jour à deux sur Pippin en réseau local (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2018-08-05.
  7. Un lecteur CD plus rapide dans la Pippin (et un échec partiel) (French) by Pierre Dandumont, Le Journal du Lapin. 2016-09-03.
  8. のはじまり (Japanese), Kitt Peak. Archived 2001-05-05.
  9. LX200発売 (Japanese), Pioneer. Archived 1997-01-29.
  10. Ordering Software, Bandai Digital Entertainment USA. Archived 1997-07-12.
  11. Support for the Mac version of... Racing Days R, Feral Interactive.
  12. Racing Days for Pocket PC, Game Watch (Japanese). 2001-04-26.
  13. Apple Pippin Racing Days CD Game - Vintage/Rare by maxandkramer, eBay. 2019-04-02.

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