Of course, the best feature of Indy 500 is the real reason we watched racing irl as kids. The crashes!
The game offers instant replays at any time very easily. Curser keys pause, rewind, change camera angles.
It doesn't hurt that crashes result in very cool sound and explosion effects.
I'm sure crashes happened more than they needed to in this game ;)
Here's an interview with Jordan Mechner about The Last Express, scanned from the June 1997 issue of PC Zone.
Excuse edge cut-offs on p2. Wasn't prepared to gut the magazines. Thus I have *no* idea what's happening with the Moisturiser Man question. Chalk it up to the 90s.
Too wordy to alt-text, but full text of the issue can be found at https://archive.org/details/PC_Zone_51_June_1997
It's The Last Express this month on @dosgameclub. This game isn't the direction I ever expected Jordan Mechner to take with rotoscoping but I'm all for it. I loved it when I played it a decade or two back.
It's got a particularly nice embossed box with the possibly unfortunate inclusion of a free strategy guide that I made far too liberal use of last time. Years later, I don't remember any of the specifics so I'm going to try to avoid using it this time around.
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