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More screens unearthed for retro PSN games


Sony Online Entertainment sure loves the PLAYSTATION Network. With 300,000 downloads under their belt, of course they'd be happy. In addition to revealing High Stakes today, SOE has released some new screenshots of two of their upcoming Network titles. Two classic titles, Championship Spirit and Rampage World Tour, will run in glorious HD ... but does that really matter? As these new screens reveal, the titles look decidedly retro.

Do we need these games to be released on PSN? Or, would you rather have the PS3's incredible power harnessed for something a bit more visually arresting?

Championship Sprint






Rampage World Tour






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1. And Europe will go without.

Posted at 12:39PM on May 10th 2007 by Kung Fu Russ

2. Will the Euros please stop bitching on every article.

Did you EVER think that getting stuff into fortress EU is a little harder than getting it into the US/CAN market because of the regulatory structure that business is done in?

Does MS or Nin get stuff to your market the same day as in Jap or NA? No. Why should Sony be different. So get over it.

Now...on to the games...

The ONLY time Championship Sprint was fun was in the arcade as Sprint 4 hovering over that four player cabinet with the super spinning steering wheels. THAT is what made it fun.

For the younger folks this is what I am refering to:
http://www.atarimuseum.com/videogames/arcade/fullsize/sprint4-front.jpg

Posted at 1:12PM on May 10th 2007 by Gaara42

3. I for one am very excited about this. Cabinet or not I played this game for hours when I was a kid. I just hope rampage has a SAVE GAME feature!!

Posted at 4:42PM on May 10th 2007 by rothgar

4. i'm for one am just a wee bit worried,... i don't want PSN to look like xbox live with an ass ton of games that don't take special advantage of the power or feel of the hardware. i'm not saying these are not great games or that there's no place for them, but games like flow, tekken DR, super rub-a-dub, blast factor, are the kind of unique experences that make me happy to be a playstation user with it's own unique set instead of classic rehashes. (i take exception on a few rare ps1 games though)

Posted at 10:26PM on May 10th 2007 by alienclay

5. I LOVED Sprint. I always thought it was running on a modified Amiga (ironically, Atari did that for Marble Madness-- when the game came to home users, the Amiga version was identical but the version running on Atari's own ST was less than stellar); I can't wait to buy it for ps3...

Just as soon as those dang Playstation Cards come to the states! I'm ready to drop money, Sony! I'm frothing at the mouth! Feed me!

Posted at 10:48PM on May 10th 2007 by John

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