Retronauts Micro Keeps on Truckin' with a Look at Interstate '76

Retronauts Micro Keeps on Truckin' with a Look at Interstate '76

Take a trip back to 1997's nostalgia-fueled car combat simulator with another episode of our far out classic gaming podcast.

So here we have a rarity: A new episode of Retronauts completely dedicated to a PC game. Has the world gone topsy-turvy!?

Before you grab your emergency rations and check your Bitcoin account, don't worry: We're not due for any world-ending event. Frankly, I've been putting together a lot of episodes on Japanese-centric topics lately, and I figured it was time to take Retronauts out of my major comfort zone, and into my minor comfort zone. You probably couldn't guess based on the type of things I like to write about, but I spent a lot of time with PC games from the mid-'90s to the early '00s, back when the experience had in a computer chair versus an easy chair differed greatly. And Activision's Interstate '76 definitely stands out as a highlight of this era, one that couldn't be replicated on the PlayStations or N64s of its age.

Of course, this being the preamble to a ten-minute podcast, I could run the risk of giving away everything you'll hear if I drop any more details. So I'll just say this: Even if you've never heard of Interstate '76—a total possibility, seeing as it's never been formally re-released or remade since its 1997 launch—give this podcast a listen; you just might be inspired to give its take on semi-open-world car combat a try. Whether you can get it to run properly on a modern PC, though, is another story altogether.

As always, you can keep up with the latest Retronauts news via our Twitter and Facebook accounts, and check out some of our video content over on our YouTube page. And, in case you forgot, Retronauts is fully funded by our Patreon campaign, so if you can afford to donate even a dollar a month, please consider it! Every little bit really helps our cause.

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