PRESIDENT RONNIE HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED BY THE NINJAS. ARE YOU A RAD ENOUGH DUDE TO RESCUE RONNIE?
Okay, so maybe that's not the plot of Rad Racer for the NES. But does a racing game really need a plot anyway? There actually is one, and like so many games back then you only become aware of it if you read the manual
Anyway, as the game proudly states on its back cover, "This is no ordinary game pak. This is Rad Racer." Yeah, you know what that means don't you? If the included 3-D glasses didn't allude to it already, this game comes packed with 3D action. Forget your Sony VR and Oculus Rift, this is 3-D gaming at its finest! 😎
This game wasn't so rad in Japan though, where it was known as Highway Star. So do you wanna be rad or a star? You can't be both.
A lot of the people who worked on this game went on to work on Final Fantasy. It surprises me that a Rad Racer/Final Fantasy mashup never came out...or maybe it doesn't . 😎
So yeah, Rad Racer, great game pick it up. Meanwhile, I'm off to try these 3-D glasses out on 3-D World Runner, another 3-D game from Square. This whole 3-D thing might just catch on afterall.