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NASCAR--great or piece of junk?

By Domino7

5 years ago

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#57 4 years ago

I owned one for five or six years and enjoyed it. Best drop target bank in modern era Stern imo. Challenging to hit, just right resistance, and a nice sound/feel when dropped.

Definately a good bang for the buck as excellent condition games can be had for under 2500.

However, as a NASCAR fan I don't think they did the theme justice. The whole dumbass redneck thing leads me to believe the designers weren't truly fans of the sport.(unlike say lotr where the love is obvious) I would have preferred a more serious take of the sport rather than relying on stereotypes.(although truly too many nascar fans are seriously stupid people. I've been to enough races to verify this as fact).

#59 4 years ago
Quoted from swampfire:

I'm going out on a limb here, and I hate to sound P.C....but I know a few people who sound exactly like the guy in Nascar. They are not "dumbass rednecks", or even rednecks. Yes, the guy has a heavy southern accent. But please don't assume that he's dumb. To me he's no different that the guy in Whirlwind saying "Return to your homes"...just another dialect to make the game interesting.
I am curious about whether the announcer was really southern, or a guy coached to talk like that. The voices in TWD don't sound very authentic to me, but the one in Nascar does.

I have no problem with the southern accent, it's just that the commentary is a little too stereotypically redneck. The other voice in the game is Allen Bestwick, one of NASCAR's best announcers. More of Bestwick would have been better.

The other issue for me, redneck wise, is the artwork. While overall I like the art, it trades imagination for a few easy stereotypes. The country bumpkin chick could easily have been rendered as a hot southern bell with at least half a brain.

As a racing fan I was really hoping for a pin that would pay homage to a great sport. Instead, we got a game for a silly sport watched by stupid people.

#61 4 years ago

I don't recall this being mentioned yet: For game owners, check out the Technical bulletin regarding the improved/beefier coil bracket for the bash toy. The original tended to get bent and problems with the car ensued. If someone needs one let me know as I believe I have an extra.

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