Mario Andretti Racing
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Mario Andretti Racing is a video game that was released in 1994 on the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. It was an early title in the newly created EA Sports line, and was developed by Stormfront Studios. The game was produced by famed sports game developer Scott Orr as part of his collaboration with Richard Hilleman in the creation of EA Sports. Race driver Mario Andretti personally guided the development of the AI used by the non-player drivers in stock cars, Indy style open wheel racing, and dirt track racing.
The game's greatest innovation was the presence of different physics and AI for three kinds of racing in one cartridge.
The success of Mario Andretti Racing led Orr and Hilleman to work with Stormfront to launch the highly successful NASCAR Racing series, which continues as one of the best-selling franchises in the EA Sports lineup today.
In 1996 EA Sports released a game called Andretti Racing. The game was released to good review including PSExtreme Magazine calling Andretti Racing is the most realistic and exciting racing game on the PlayStation. The game was released on the PlayStation, Sega Saturn and PC.