When I was in elementary school back in the early 1990s my parents bought our first family PC. I don’t remember the specs on that behemoth, but it had a high tech CD-ROM drive and most likely just a fraction of the computing power my smart phone has today. Sure, there was the promise of word processing, spreadsheets and some new thing called the internet – but all I cared about was the video games. One of the earliest PC gaming memories I have came from The Need for Speed. It came in gigantic cardboard box and from what I remember it was the first racing game to feature real cars. I loved it, and somehow never imagined that a racing game could ever get any better than that.
Well, it’s been 20 years now and Need for Speed is as strong as ever – with regular game releases and even a feature film. To mark the 20th anniversary of the game, the NFS team has released this video that looks back on two decades of virtual racing with many nostalgic moments.
Here’s to another 20! Does anyone else have any great memories of Need for Speed?