Tuesday, 16 May 2017

MSR post from jumpyspider (unsure if fact or fiction)

This post was found on an old website and was written two days after MSR was released (5 November).  As mentioned above, I don't know if this article is true or not.  The author had a penchant for horse puns though!    

After speaking to Lucky from the Guardian we met up with his mate Henry and another ex-Bizarre Creations employee who wishes to remain maneless nameless to ask them about some problems we've had with the game, (see the next article for the bug list we discussed with them). When questioned employee-X spoke frankly about the development of MSR.

"Some of the people working on Metropolis were monkeys.. literally, that's why it took so long to hit the shelves. Many people were unhappy on the team, there was a lot of rivalry between the monkey coders and the horses, who were mainly working on building the tracks."

Henry was less critical but admitted the project had it's fair share of problems..

"There were many external factors that caused the delays on MSR, city planners were continually knocking down condemned and erecting new ones which caused us endless problems build the levels ,it was just on hurdle after another!
"While this was going on the coders were continually adding stuff, it wasn't so much a case of feature creep as full on feature charge! People adding things without consulting each other and the game become prone to random crashes and lock-ups.. in the end it was rushed through testing and as a result the finished version is bugged to shit.."

These opinions are not necessarily the opinions of Bizarre Creations. Both Henry and his friend have now moved on to pastures new....

Source: http://jumpyspider.freewebspace.com/nov2k.html

Monday, 3 April 2017

MSR Remembered by Dreamcast-Europe

MSR REMEMBERED (24.10.2001)

Once around the block! We turn back the milometre on MSR!  Take some of the snazziest sports cars there are and hurl them around the streets of three of the world's most distinctive cities, all reproduced in stunningly accurate detail.' This is how we rattled on about MSR when it first pulled into our driveway about a year ago (was it really that long?), and boy we weren't far wrong!

In last week's Dreamarena poll we asked you which top Sega racer revved your engine most, and a whopping 64 per cent of you crazy drivers voted for MSR. Seeing as it won by a country mile we asked you for your memories of everyone's fave road racer...

Chapter and verse! Talking through your MSR's...

The roads and surroundings are so real that you really feel you're driving around and crashing into places like Piccadilly Circus.
Deepak, Northampton.

MSR - the undisputed top racer on the road!
Anthony, Cheltenham

The more I played it, the more I wanted to complete every chapter. Keep 'em coming Sega.
Jaz, Brixton.

Superb driving and control is required to master this game, but that's what it's all about. Unmissable. 
Kiran, Redditch.

The racing game of all racing games if you ask me - and with the Racing Controller it purrs like a kitten. 
Donovan, Sunderland.

The only chance to speed through London, Tokyo, and San Francisco without getting a ticket, or nearly knocking over a tourist!
Kellie, Luton

Burn rubber without burning a hole in your pocket. 
Ronnie, Aberdeen

Wheel-spinning a Porsche [?!] around Leicester Square has never been so much fun! (not that I've done it in real life, you understand!) 
Axel F, Shrewsbury

MSR manages to be both an engrossing one player experience and a brilliant two player game - a rare feat for a driving game.
Jacques Swach, Kensington

The real-time weather ensures that MSR is never less than challenging - have you tried racing five cars around the back streets of Tokyo in the middle of the night? 
Jazzy, Staines

Source: http://www.dreamcast-europe.com/english/news/000138/000138.php

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Sunday, 8 November 2015

MSR Soundtrack: Pseudo Artists

We all know the man responsible for the music is Richard Jacques, however for each track the radio DJs quote the names of a pseudo-artist.  Here is the complete list:

Am I Only Dreaming
Undulator feat Kym Rogers

California Demon     

Club Paris             

Come On Baby                     
Otis Cook

Don't Wait                             
Fay Douglas

Fallen Angel     


New Dawn

Holding On     
Sugar Cream

I Can Still Believe     
Helena Davidson

It Doesn't Really Matter     

Let's Get It On Tonight     
MC Momo

Live Your Life                         
Salford Quays

Long Long Road                     
Kurt Austin

Low Lights     
Clarence Mitchell Quartet

Outside In  




Red Line            

Show Me Your Love               

Sold Out                     

State Of Mind     

Think About It    
Black & White

Shanice Williams

When She Comes Back         
The Jacque Richards Band

You Can Love Me             
Gabriel Nelson