I Finally Got To Play Capy Fine Racing GP (From The Attract Mode Archive: #047)

by Matthew Edward Hawkins

The following post originally appeared on attractmo.de, on April 1, 2013.

It’s been a entire week since PAX East 2013, which is where I picked up my limited edition boxed copy of the Double Fine & Capy Videogame Collection. But tonight was my first chance to finally give the special pack in bonus a spin. Which, as the video above plainly shows, is a mascot racer starring personalities from both companies.

If you were unaware of its existence, then you may also not know that 3.5” floppy discs were used to distribute the game. Had to lend my copy to a pal before he made the trip to New Hampshire, to have Easter dinner with his parents, with the hope that their Windows 95 box was still kicking. Which it is; the game was emailed to me on a 56K connection no less!

As noted elsewhere, it’s meant to be an OutRun-like affair, and it certainly plays like one. But the primary reason why I love Capy Fine Racing GP so much is how it’s visually reminiscent of another Sega racer, PowerDrift. They both feature oodles of beautifully detailed pixels, all scaling towards you in magnificent fashion. It’s the best.

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