The SNES was great for racing games. You had Super Mario Kart, F-Zero, the Top Gear games, and this quirky, super-polygon-filled title called Stunt Race FX.
All the cars in this game have eyeballs. So it’s kind of like The Brave Little Toaster or something. Which, by the way, is a movie that I hold solely responsible for how absolutely terrible I felt when my first car fell by the wayside and had to be towed away. Rest in pieces, dear 1990 Chrysler LeBaron!
(The guy in the TV cracks me up though.)
Now Stunt Race FX is one of those games that never got as much attention as it probably deserved. Sure, it didn’t do anything particularly groundbreaking, but when it retread old ground, it did so very solidly. The controls were tight and the tracks were fun. And the 3D was a big deal back then. I mean, I could be wrong, but I remember just this game and Starfox as being the only games of this kind on SNES.
The music was pretty good too. I found a Stunt Race FX remix on OCRemix this one time and I was like “OH EM GEE” because I had almost forgotten about this game. It sort of made my day.
You gotta admit, this 3D is pretty good for being on a freaking SNES.
Anyways, the point is that Stunt Race FX is a pretty unknown game, and that’s really too bad. Sure, it’s not gonna be on any “SNES Top Ten” lists anytime soon, but that’s more of a side effect of the SNES being the best gaming platform EVER than anything else.
And c’mon. Cars with eyeballs. Never gets old. (Just ask Pixar!)