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Retro Car Driver Giveaway

Game Giveaway of the day — Retro Car Driver

Pass levels, earn money and buy your dream car!
User rating: 10 9 comments

Retro Car Driver was available as a giveaway on July 23, 2022!

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Retro Car Driver – is a challenging racing and parking game.

You will pick up mission items, make precise turns and reach the destination within the limited time to make the stage empty! Pass levels, earn money and buy your dream car!

System Requirements:

Windows 7 and above; CPU: 2.0 GHz and above; RAM: 2048 MB; DirectX: 11.0 or later




File Size:

93.2 MB



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Quite a nice little time waster of the type I enjoy. Whiterabbit has done a great job describing what the game entails, so I'll keep this short. It's fairly varied compared to many similar games, graphics are nicely detailed for a freebie and it presents a playable challenge - if you want it to be even harder, try switching camera with C and driving in first person (though one camera allows you to sweep around with the mouse, which may make judging some gaps easier)

I've only tried it using the keyboard, cursors or WASD work, and I had no problem with either, I'll see what it's like with a controller later when I can find it. It would have been nice to see some option to turn off the music but it's not distracting.

Definitely one to give a try if you're remotely interested in the genre.

Reply   |   Comment by Dawkinsdog  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)


Thank you for the feedback, I forgot to mention the camera controls so thanks for that.

I found the use of the controller was the worst out of the three that I tried; with the joy stick being the easiest to control the cars, with the keyboard second.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Whiterabbit-uk, that's weird, I'm not seeing any option menu in the game, the main menu just has Play, Garage, More Games, and Exit. The in game menu via P just has Main Menu, Resume Game, and Start Again. Great little game, just started it again to double check and ended up playing way too long.

I'm finding the keyboard quite responsive, but then I'm so old I grew up playing games on the ZX Spectrum and C64 so I'm no stranger to using the keyboard.

Reply   |   Comment by Dawkinsdog  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)


Sorry, my mistake. I'd been perusing several games I'd purchased in the Steam sale early in July. I've been off colour since Covid hit some weeks ago, so hadn't been much in the mood to play any games until earlier today. I'd booted up several to see what they were like. I'd just been adjusting the music in one of the arcade games I'd purchased (called No Parachute)., and thought it was todays giveaway.

Again sorry for the miss information. You can however turn the music off via the Volume Mixer, though that will turn the sound effects off as well.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

I wish I had the right words to describe the giveaway today. It looks like the type of game that could be possibly found in the arcade since you have a timer and you have different objectives to accomplish.

One thing that turned me off was that the controls even though you have a way to configure them from the start made the game not easy to play. I still struggled to find out how the car is controlled. Eventually I held up on the keyboard and the car was moving. There was a slight delay on what the car did versus pushing the button.

Level one was easy to park the car into the space while level 2 was about collecting coins.

FYI - For those of you who know pop music pretty well, the song played in the background is really an instrumental version of the Lazy Song by Bruno Mars. I am not sure how the developers got the copyright to this one.

Also if you do something wrong in the game, they appeared to borrow the sound effects from Family Feud when a wrong answer was given.

This game is just too clunky given the flow of gameplay. Even adjusting the graphics of the game before starting still does not address the keyboard lag issues.

Exercise with caution playing today's game. We've had better given away on the site but this by all means is not great.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

sailorbear510 aka Jason,

Hi Jason, thank you for your feedback. I had no issues with any lag on the controls. Using either WASD or the arrow keys.

I'd not bothered to check to see if there were any other controller options, but did connect my Microsoft X-Box controller and my Logitech Saitek X52 flight stick (basically an overly expensive deluxe joystick) to my PC and both worked okay. I actually found the flight controller the easiest to control the vehicle out of the three control options.

p.s. thanks for the heads up on the second Capcom arcade; always nice to see a free game. I bought ten or eleven for the first arcade while they were still on sale. Love them.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Whiterabbit-uk, You are welcome. About the Stadium 2, I am going to wait for a sale on it since it's new. At least Capcom learned their lesson from not selling Alacarte from the first one which almost scared me away from buying it. If I'm going to buy games for Stadium 2 its going to be on the XBOX One with the bigger screen. In 2019 I bought the All Digital Edition without the disk drive and did not regret it! I don't get out much these days but its nice to be able to download the games and you don't have scratched disk issues.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

sailorbear510 aka Jason,

Ah yes scratched disks, thankfully most of my game disks still function; at least those that work on the latest windows versions. The only disk I ever lost through constant use was my first copy of Battlefield 2, which actually cracked from the centre outwards. It worked even with the crack initially, but as the crack extended to the edge of the disk, I had to purchase a replacement. It was around that time I discovered NoCD patches, which I now have for all my disk based games; which saved a lot of damage to most of my disks as once I'd installed the game, then swapping out the main exe for the NoCD version, I didn't have to use the disks again. That said, digital is much better.

I have a reasonably large study (14x15 feet); so, if every game I had was hard disk I wouldn't have the shelf space on all four walls, right up to the ceiling to store my game disks, so when digital became popular around 18 years ago I stopped buying hard disks (apart from a few over the years since). I actually purchased a hard copy of Wings over Vietnam only several weeks ago via eBay; it was still in its cellophane wrapper and a few years ago I bought 16 hard copies of Men of Valor with the intention of passing them on to fiends so that we could play together online. (it's one of my favourite Vietnam shooters). A couple of weeks after buying them as a job lot (£1 for each copy), all still in their wrappers, the game was released on Steam. It turned out cheaper to buy the game via Steam at the time as it was 50% off on release, rather than post copies out to friends; especially international friends.

Most of my hard disk based games are now stored in large boxes up in the attic, apart from about twenty I still regularly play that aren't available digitally; mainly shooters from around 2000 to 2005 such as Battlefield Vietnam {got BF1942 on Origin when they gave it away some years ago} and the Harry Potter games. Quite a few of the early shooters from around 1995 to 2005 are now free on various abandonware sites including some of my all time favourites such as Vietcong and Conflict Vietnam {which you can find on MyAbandonware.com}. I've noted over the last few years some of those games have been released on steam such as Line of Sight: Vietnam and other old game.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

This has never been given away before. :)
Retro Car Driver:


In Brief:
Retro Car Driver was created using the Unity game engine. When starting the game, a small configuration window opens that enables you to select from several different screen resolutions as well as graphic quality settings (Fastest, Fast, Simple, Good, Beautiful, Fantastic) and if you have a multi monitor display, which monitor to use. You can also toggle between full screen and windowed mode. There's also an input tab that lists various key bindings, but this is common to all Unity games. Controls are the WASD for moving your vehicle Forwards (W), Left (A), Back (S) and Right (D); alternatively you can use the arrow keys to move the vehicle. Alternatively you can use either a Microsoft X-Box controller or any flight stick/joy stick. I used my Logitech Saitek X52 flight stick and it worked okay. I actually found the flight controller the easiest to control the vehicle rather than the keyboard or the X-Box controller..

There are forty levels to work through divided into four themed sections, where different drivers with different cars feature. Cars can also be upgraded as you earn experience and money.

All but the first level are locked at the start of the game; to unlock later levels you have to complete the preceding level.

The aim of the game is to park your vehicle, navigating various maze like levels. Some levels you have to deliver pizza's in others collect a specific number of coins or other tasks, all within a specified time. If you crash into other vehicles or any of the walls, too many times, the car will stop moving and you'll get the screen that I've posted at the end of the images below.

Graphics are pseudo cartoon like with cute looking vehicles and a colourful feel to each level. Overall the games is a keeper for me and an ideal accompaniment to a cup of coffee or during breaks from more important work or more in depth games. :)

You can check the game out without downloading first to see if it's something you'd play via one of the free online games sites HERE, though to be able to play any of the games on the site you do have to accept their cookies first.

You can see a video of game play HERE.


















Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last year  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
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