Vette!

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Vette!
Vette! Coverart.png
Cover art
Developer(s) Sphere
Publisher(s) Spectrum HoloByte
Platform(s) MS-DOS, Macintosh, NEC PC-9801
Release
  • NA: 1989
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player
Two-player (null-modem for MS-DOS, AppleTalk for Macintosh)

Vette! is a 1989 racing video game where the object is racing a Chevrolet Corvette through the streets of San Francisco. The game was notable for its (at the time) detailed un-shaded polygon rendering of San Francisco streets. It was released on three floppy disks with a Black & White or Color version available. It was also released with a large instruction manual that gave detailed specs about the cars and details about various areas in the city.

The game features a 3D rendered San Francisco, including the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Bay Bridge,[1] and Lombard Street, known as the "Crookedest Street In The U.S."

Features[edit]

  • Car damage that affected the car's engine and handling.
  • Full control over the game's camera views, including interior cam with full working dashboard
  • The presence and interaction of law enforcement, in which you get pulled over and must give an excuse as to your erratic driving.
  • The ability to drive anywhere within the accurately modeled city, including highways, tunnels, and bridges
  • Pulling over at the various gas stations repairs the car.
  • The player is able to run people over.
  • Driving erratically can attract the attention of a nearby cop to give chase. Then getting pulled over there are 8 excuses to choose from unless charged for vehicular homicide, by running over at least 1 pedestrian during the chase, or within close proximity of a cop.

Copy protection[edit]

At the beginning of the game, a question from the manual requires a correct answer to prove game ownership. If the question is falsely answered, the game can be played for a limited time before a window popped up claiming, "You are Driving a Stolen Vette" and the game crashes.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Compute! favorably reviewed the game, describing it as "Falcon AT on the ground". It praised the game's detail and EGA graphics, only criticizing the lack of sound card support, and concluded that "Vette! surpasses other driving simulations in its scope and realism".[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Scisco, Peter (November 1989). "Vette!". Compute!. p. 84. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

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