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Vette, short for Corvette is one of the few games to support EGA's 640x200 mode, which it used to display static scenes in fine detail over what EGA's 320x200 mode would allow.

It is a racing game where you need to beat the computer opponent to the finish. Very straight forward!

You can select one of the cars available to you and a difficulty level. There are only three to chose, but they offer either a more or less realistic game. The Rookie level allows you to keep on crashing and you have to drive pretty badly to cause the car to spin, but you really have to be careful when switching to tougher two levels. No more arcade driving style there.

The sounds are very basic, but I suppose it’s better then total silence. The graphics on the other hand are somewhat good (considering the date). There are several views (including both side views from the car windows) you can toggle between with F1-F5 keys and you can have a few different screens pop up in the bottom right corner (from the gearbox to the road map). And they have tried to create a 3D effect, which ended up in seeing many boxes on the road, but the 3D graphics were still at their beginnings back in the day.

During the development of this game, the large-scale communist attack on protesting Chinese students in Tian An Men Square occurred. In memory of that event, one of the programmers snuck this string into the program executable:

    IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO WERE MURDERED IN TIAN AN MEN SQUARE ON JUNE 4, 1989. J.P.
 
There is a hidden area in the map: Select course 3 (starting on the Bay Bridge), then turn around and go backwards for a ways (with the wall on your left, the ocean on your right, and traffic coming at you). After you've gone far enough, you will suddenly be in a nicely-detailed area whose streets are named after the developers.


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Reviewed by: Tijgertje / Screenshots by: Tijgertje / Uploaded by: Tijgertje / share on facebook
 

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