Jeff Gordon XS Racing

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Jeff Gordon XS Racing
Jeff Gordon XS Racing cover.jpg
PC cover
Developer(s)Real Sports (PC)
Natsume (GBC)
Publisher(s)ASC Games
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Game Boy Color
ReleaseWindows
  • NA: May 31, 1999
Game Boy Color
  • NA: November 11, 1999
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player

Jeff Gordon XS Racing is a 1999 racing video game for Microsoft Windows and Game Boy Color. The game features three time NASCAR Winston Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon. The game's Game Boy version has link cable support.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

Set in the year 2012,[2] Jeff Gordon XS Racing lets the player drive a "next-generation" stock car against 39 other drivers (four other drivers in the Game Boy version), and any damage that the car sustains will repair itself. The game has a time trial mode, where the player can practice and try to achieve their fastest lap on the track.[3] The game has a championship mode, where the player takes part in a ten-race series. After the player finishes the first season, Gordon will appear as an opposing driver, with a higher AI than the others. The game also has sponsorships from companies like Pepsi, Fritos, and 7-Eleven.[4]

Development[edit]

In 1997 NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon and ASC Games announced that they were collaborating on a line of racing video games.[5][6] Gordon was involved in the development of the game, giving developers feedback and tuning instructions.[7] Plans for PlayStation and Nintendo 64 versions were cancelled.

Reception[edit]

The game received mixed reviews on both platforms according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[8][9] Daniel Erickson of NextGen called the PC version a "well conceived yet repetitive effort [that] lands squarely toward the back of the pack."[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Harris, Craig (November 29, 1999). "Jeff Gordon XS Racing (GBC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  2. ^ "Video King". Jeff Gordon Online. Harrisburg, NC. Retrieved May 15, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Butts, Steve (June 17, 1999). "Jeff Gordon XS Racing (PC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Ryan, Michael E. (June 24, 1999). "Jeff Gordon XS Racing Review (PC) [date mislabeled as "May 1, 2000"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on January 4, 2005. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  5. ^ "Jeff Gordon Races for ASC Games". GamePro. No. 110. IDG. November 1997. p. 32. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  6. ^ EGM staff (November 1997). "Burnin' Rubber: ASC Games Signs Jeff Gordon". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 100. Ziff Davis. p. 26.
  7. ^ IGN staff (November 13, 1998). "Jeff Gordon XS Racing (Preview)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  8. ^ a b "Jeff Gordon XS Racing for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on May 22, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  9. ^ a b "Jeff Gordon XS Racing for PC". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on May 27, 2019. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  10. ^ Cook, Brad. "Jeff Gordon XS Racing (GBC) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  11. ^ House, Michael L. "Jeff Gordon XS Racing (PC) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  12. ^ Mahood, Andy (July 6, 1999). "Jeff Gordon XS Racing (PC)". Gamecenter. CNET. Archived from the original on August 16, 2000. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  13. ^ Chong, David (July 4, 1999). "Jeff Gordon XS Racing". Computer Games Strategy Plus. Strategy Plus, Inc. Archived from the original on July 2, 2003. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  14. ^ Goble, Gordon (October 1999). "Jeff Gordon XS Racing" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. No. 183. Ziff Davis. pp. 188, 190. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  15. ^ Asher, Mark (1999). "Jeff Gordon Racing XS [sic] Review for PC on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG. Archived from the original on February 14, 2005. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  16. ^ Johnny B. (June 1999). "Jeff Gordon XS Racing Review (PC)". GameRevolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on September 19, 2015. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  17. ^ Dickinson, Jon (June 11, 1999). "Jeff Gordon XS Racing (PC)". GameZone. Archived from the original on July 1, 2001. Retrieved May 16, 2021.
  18. ^ a b Erickson, Daniel (September 1999). "Jeff Gordon XS Racing (PC)". NextGen. No. 57. Imagine Media. p. 92. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  19. ^ Morris, Daniel (August 1999). "Jeff Gordon XS Racing". PC Accelerator. No. 12. Imagine Media. p. 87. Retrieved May 15, 2021.
  20. ^ Williams, Jeremy (September 1999). "Jeff Gordon XS Racing". PC Gamer. Vol. 6 no. 9. Imagine Media. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved May 15, 2021.

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