This is a re-post of an article I wrote on my own blog back in April 09, being a retro piece it is almost as relevant today as it was then and I have tweaked it here and there to take account of a few changes of the last couple of years – Jon
In these days of 5 hour installs, limited activations and games that crash every ten minutes it is nice to go back and play some old classics to remind you just how good PC gaming was . Some hold up very well to the test of time and some don’t, Re-Volt is one of the former.
The developers, Acclaim, went bust in 2004 and though the rights to Re-Volt IP were bought by Throwback Entertainment it is no longer in print and is available on Abandonia.com, the legality of this I am unsure about, you can still buy the game second hand but I have not seen it new anywhere. Sadly this version (Abandonia) will not have the brilliant music as the game used CD audio, unfortunately it is also impossible to get the music to work in Vista or Windows 7 (as far as I can tell anyway) even if you own the CD, as to get the game running at all you need to use the noCD patch which disables the music. More on getting it to work in Vista (and XP) later though.