Road & Track Presents
The Need For Speed
To fully appreciate the impact of The Need for Speed, think back to 1995. Your desktop PC was probably a midrange Pentium with a quad-speed CD-ROM drive and 16 megabytes of ram. Your game collection consisted mostly of sprite-based adventure titles and some low-res textured driving and flight sims. Most of them came on floppy disks, and the few CD-ROM titles you might have owned (perhaps Myst or The 7th Guest) merely allowed you to click your way through pre-rendered rooms interspersed with poorly-acted video cutscenes.