Welcome to the first Complete In Box Sunday here at Time Extension. We'll be digging through our collections each week to showcase interesting games from yester-year. Along with the post on the website, we'll be posting photos via @timeextension on Instagram.
First up is SEGA Rally Championship for Windows/PC (just to prove that we aren't all about consoles). This release featured a somewhat unique big-box design with a suspended CD-ROM jewel case.
Obsessed with the Arcade version and unable to afford a SEGA Saturn at the time, this PC version gave me my rally fix. Running surprisingly well with a good enough machine, it was still a good time at home with this arcade classic.
The SEGAPC label went on to release a bunch of other SEGA classics over the years. I haven't played this version in quite a long time, as a couple of years back, I finally got my hands on a Saturn.
Do you remember SEGA Rally? Did you have it on another format? Let us know in the comments below:
I never played this but I did play Sega Rally 2 on Dreamcast though.
Super cool box variant. Is the PC version better than the Japanese PS2 port?
Great idea for an article series! I wasn't around for the box era (NES-N64/PC, GB-GBA, etc) myself but seeing how neatly folded and carefully preserved this one is gives me nostalgia for a time I never even knew about until recently. I'd say the video game boxes that give me the most nostalgia would be old DS cases. Something about all that chunky plastic holding a tiny game cartridge endeared me to them from the moment I saw them and it's stayed that way ever since. I suppose it is just a matter of what ones you saw everywhere growing up.
I had the demo for my PC back in the day, and it ran terribly. IIRC even with Direct 3D it still ran badly. It did look better than the Saturn version as it ran at 640x480 (and I think it had an 800x600 mode) but the Saturn version had a much more stable framerate.
The PC port of Daytona CCE had similar problems. These days I just play the arcade machines or the Saturn versions! 😅
Interesting stuff. That flimsy-arse box was my only problem with the Saturn version
Great idea for an article Anthony! and really appreciate all those photos. There is something about boxed games that bring a whole world of nostalgic joy to me. They just felt so complete.
I will be looking forward to future articles.
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