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The Need for Speed - DOS


Game is con­trol­led by the same keys that are used to playing un­der MS DOS. For full­screen press 'Right Alt' + 'En­ter'.


If the game e­mu­la­ti­on spe­ed is low, you can try to in­cre­a­se it by re­lo­a­ding this pa­ge with­out a­ds or cho­o­se a­no­ther e­mu­la­tor from this table.

Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)

Game info:
The Need for Speed - box cover
box cover
Game title: The Need for Speed
Platform: MS-DOS
Author (released): Electronic Arts (1994)
Genre: Racing Mode: Single-player
Design: Wei Shoong Teh, Paul B. Diamond, Brad Gour, ...
Music: Edwin Dolinski, James Bowers
Game manual: not available

Game size:

44034 kB
Recommended emulator: DOSBox

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Road & Track Presents: The Need for Speed, later released in Japan as Road & Track Presents: Over Drivin', is a 1994 racing video game first released on the 3DO and then ported over to DOS, PlayStation and Sega Saturn. It is the first title released in the Need for Speed series. The premise of the game involves racing in sport cars, including several exotic models and Japanese imports. The game was noted for its realism and audio and video commentaries. Electronic Arts teamed up with automotive magazine Road & Track to match vehicle behavior, including the mimicking of the sounds made by the vehicles' gear control levers. The game also contained precise vehicle data with spoken commentary, several 'magazine style' images of each car interior and exterior and even short video clips highlighting the vehicles set to music.

  • Featured both closed circuits and three point-to-point tracks, each divided into three stages. For the latter, traffic vehicles appeared in races.
  • Included police pursuits, in which the player could be ticketed or arrested after a police car succeeded in catching up with the player. The player was arrested if he/she received a third police ticket, while the Sega Saturn version only required two tickets for the player to be arrested.
  • Featured detailed specifications, history, audio commentaries and real-life videos of each vehicle presented in the game (except Warrior).
  • Featured data and records of each race, during. These included speed, track records and racer position.
  • Replay feature allowed the player to view a saved race. Multiple camera views, playback speed and video navigation were offered.
  • A special feature for finishing the tournament's (or entering the cheat) was 'rally' mode. The car dynamics were changed to make for a faster 'arcade' experience.
  • Featured a 2-player head-to-head racing mode, which required computers connected via modem (The multiplayer mode can be played in DOSBox over a regular TCP/IP connection).
   There are a total of seven tracks in the game, with one of them being a bonus track that can be unlocked in the game. They are listed as 'City', 'Coastal', 'Alpine', 'Rusty Springs', 'Autumn Valley', 'Vertigo Ridge' and the bonus track, 'Lost Vegas'.
   Eight cars are available to choose from in the game, and a secret ninth car known as the Warrior, which is in purple and is a special car rather than being a licensed model. It can be accessed via a special game code if entered correctly. The eight cars featured (besides the Warrior) include the Toyota Supra Turbo (colored red), Acura NSX (colored silver), Mazda RX-7 (colored yellow), Porsche 911 Carrera (colored dark blue), Dodge Viper RT-10 (colored royal blue), Chevrolet Corvette C4 ZR-1 (colored dark green), Lamborghini Diablo VT (colored navy blue), and the Ferrari 512TR (colored red).

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This ver­sion of The Need for Speed was de­sig­ned for per­so­nal com­pu­ters with o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem MS-DOS (Mi­cro­soft Disk O­pe­ra­ting Sys­tem), which was o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem de­ve­lo­ped by Mi­cro­soft in 1981. It was the most wi­de­ly-used o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was sup­plied with most of the IBM com­pu­ters that pur­cha­sed a li­cen­se from Mi­cro­soft. Af­ter 1995, it was pu­s­hed out by a gra­phi­cal­ly mo­re ad­van­ced sys­tem - Win­dows and its de­ve­lop­ment was ce­a­sed in 2000. At the ti­me of its grea­test fa­me, se­ve­ral thou­sand ga­mes de­sig­ned spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for com­pu­ters with this sys­tem we­re cre­a­ted. To­day, its de­ve­lop­ment is no lon­ger con­ti­nue and for e­mu­la­tion the free DOSBox e­mu­la­tor is most of­ten used. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about MS-DOS operating system can be found here.

Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for The Need for Speed. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game The Need for Speed are summarized in the following table:

Emulator Technology Multiplayer Fullscreen Touchscreen Speed JavaScript YES NO NO fast
js-dos JavaScript YES YES NO fast
js-dos 6.22 JavaScript YES YES NO fast
jsDosBox JavaScript YES NO NO slow
jDosBox Java applet YES YES NO fast

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