25 - Power Drive Rally
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Hop in your favorite (better make that "favourite") European rally car and "terra up de firma" in Power Drive Rally! We explore company histories and the development of the game, dig into the game modes, and marvel at the attention to detail. In the co-driver's seat we've got sound effects and music, reviews from around the world, and Betteridge's Law of Headlines.
As if that weren't enough, there's also feedback from Björn, Trevor, Roberth, Keith, Randal, Derek, Lee, Gummy Bear, doctorclu, TrekMD, and Arethius!
All that and more, including storytime, can be found in this long yet info-packed episode.
Show NotesGeneral Links
Jaguar Game by Game Podcast Store
Podcast Episode Guide
Michael Current's Awesome Atari History Timelines
The Retro League
Game on AtariAge
Game on MobyGames
Developer, Distributor, and Development
Atari's split (from Warner's point of view)
Tengen company profile
Peter Johnson interview, Atari Explorer Online, March 28, 1995
Phil Nixon interview by Arcade Attack
Player One magazeine at 1994 SCES, using the name "Rally"
Preview at E3, Atari Explorer Online, May 20, 1995
Power Drive Rally press release, Atari Explorer Online, October 10, 1995
1994 Summer CES footage from Biff's Gaming Videos, Power Drive Rally footage from 50:53 - 51:22
European Box Art
Gameplay & Graphics Notes
KevinCal's YouTube Video showing no bonus for beating course record
Some of the level music, which I was unable to capture directly, was provided by Jaguar Rocks!
ST Format: Text-only Scanned
Iain Laskey on Power Drive Rally
Just Games Retro
Hey Poor Player
The Jag Bar on Power Drive Rally
Superpowers through excessive damage, Jaguar Explorer Online, November 20, 1999
Power Drive arcade (no relation)
The Count from Sesame Street
Atari 7800 Homebrew Podcast
Chinese pigeon whistles
Next up: I-War!