Days of Thunder: Arcade
Days of Thunder: Arcade Races In Unexpectedly
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Announced back in October and originally slated for a "Winter" release, Days of Thunder: Arcade was then delayed to "Summer" which apparently translates to "today." A silent release of the game was pushed through onto the marketplace today, available now for 800MSP. This may in fact be a mistake, so get it while its hot.

"Days of Thunder: Arcade is a high adrenaline Stock car arcade racer. Coached by Rowdy Burns himself you can relive the intensity of the film while you race to the top of the leader boards. Watch out for Cole trickle and Russ Wheeler though! Race on Oval and road tracks to prove that you've got what it takes."


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Comment #1 by xDEATHDEALERSxx
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 03:39:07 PM
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I hope its better than the NES version back in the day

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Comment #2 by threefiftyzzz
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 03:49:35 PM
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i wish that they would surprise release battleblock theater...

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Comment #3 by Bishop24
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 03:59:37 PM
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It has no official NASCAR drivers or the Sprint Cup, but the PS3 version does. It's simply because Paramount is owned by Sony. Still not a bad racer if you can get by all of the insane A.I. drivers who try to drive right through you.

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Comment #4 by xDEATHDEALERSxx
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 04:00:05 PM
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Well, I downloaded it, Played it, and deleted it. TERRIBLE GAME!! NES version was better

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Comment #5 by SuperWoody64
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 04:02:11 PM
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I hope sega is working on daytona. That'd be great online.

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Comment #6 by UberPirateNinja
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 04:12:28 PM
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I agree with #4, even my kids thought it was crap, and they like any old tat the arcade throws out.

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Comment #7 by NawtyCawty
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 04:15:45 PM
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Ive just played the demo and it is fuckin awful. It makes Mario Kart look like Gran Turismo. Virtually uncontrollable.

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Comment #8 by Lothra
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 04:24:31 PM
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There was a reason is was a silent release, the game is so bad they don't want to waste money on advertising it, heck im sure they didn't even want to waste time pushing out a press release lol.

Its proberly worth about 50 points MAX.

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Comment #9 by DOA hed
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 04:55:23 PM
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at #3 paramount is owned by viacom not sony. sony ownes columbia pictures.

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Comment #10 by xDEATHDEALERSxx
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 05:15:02 PM
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I hope nobody will waste their MS points on this, this game is pretty much unplayable, uncontrolable, and unbuyable. Like #8 said, who would want to waste there money on advertising this games release

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Comment #11 by bravheart83
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 05:15:48 PM
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Dammit #9 beat me

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Comment #12 by Bishop24
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 05:58:39 PM
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@9 Yeah that's my mistake. Got the two confused for a minute. :)

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Comment #13 by potiwilm
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 06:03:11 PM
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garbage, piranha games should be ashamed. there's actually quite a lot of testers involved according to the credits too, how did not one of them stand up and say "you know what, it's actually abit poo"?

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Comment #14 by dementedlullaby
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 08:31:40 PM
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On a friday? Odd! Too bad the game doesn't look to suit my tastes.

@13 The testers probably did say something. But publishers like pushing things out the door before they're really ready.

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Comment #15 by RIIIPPER
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 09:10:16 PM
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Wow... what a waste of a game release! They're just hoping to make enough money to pay for the download costs!!

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Comment #16 by whitewolf11761
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 10:02:22 PM
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The game isn't crap, it controls like any other NASCAR" type racing game. If you have a force feedback wheel it would be a lot better. Since not a lot of people have those that's not relevant. Even if you are using a controller, whatever happened to the days when gamers welcomed a challenge? If you can get past that and accept the challenge, this game looks pretty good to me. It is jam packed for an XBLA title. Well worth the 800 point price tag.

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Comment #17 by ZedChuva
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 10:38:52 PM
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Saw it up this morning, grabbed the trial, played it, exited, deleted. Waste of almost 1GB! Horrible... >.

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Comment #18 by rogue79
Friday, February 25, 2011 @ 11:27:46 PM
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glad I read this before I bought it

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Comment #19 by Coruba
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 01:06:56 AM
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I'm with 18, I don't even want to d/l the demo after the rage this has got.

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Comment #20 by AlienLocust
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 02:53:20 AM
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This game is actually pretty good once you get past the clunky starting mechanics. What I mean is, your car is actual junk until you can get some races in and upgrade your cars abilities... top speed, fuel, tire wear, etc. Decent game for someone who is patiently waiting for Nascar 11.

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Comment #21 by Cringer85
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 05:57:27 AM
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yay for some Nascar stock racing! big fan of the film, and graphics look sweet for an arcade game! :-)

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Comment #22 by MangledRex
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 06:51:12 AM
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I wish they'd re-release the dreamcast remake of Daytona USA

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Comment #23 by sleepydumbdude
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 07:07:17 AM
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This game is horrid. If this was one of the doritos free games I would voted for anything but it.

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Comment #24 by UCB Disco
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 08:32:29 AM
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Okay, seriously, for 800MSP, this is a gem! Sure, it's not retail quality (Obviously!), but for a $10USD arcade racing game, you really can't ask for much more.

And just be thankful that it's breaking the trend of 1200MSP games on the marketplace. I guarantee this will sell better than the recent Bionic Commando 2, which never broke the top 20 in arcade sales.

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Comment #25 by Man On The Run
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 10:03:39 AM
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Yep, that 1200 point trend, despite there still being a ton of games still released on the XBLA as 800 like next weeks BG&E for example. Bionic Commando and Hard Corp uprising have a hell of a lot more work put in than most games. Seriously hard corp could be a full retail budget release, its that good.

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Comment #26 by francisrossi
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 05:22:34 PM
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This was rubbish.

@20 - You're meant to have decent cars from the beginning. Your opponents should be using cars at the same level as you.

@16 - No, it's crap. Crash Time handling does not constitute a challenge. It just means your game is shit.

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Comment #27 by FishyOutOfWater
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 07:11:33 PM
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U guYS aRe cleaRLy n00B thIs game IS L337 new COD KiLLer!11!

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Comment #28 by luuwat
Saturday, February 26, 2011 @ 11:18:57 PM
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very good game, should cost 1200!

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Comment #29 by NawtyCawty
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 07:32:57 AM
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Fuck me, people must have a really low standard for games if they think this game is good. I wouldnt download the full game if it was free, and this comes from a gamer who has just paid £40 for Dr Kawashima's Brain Training!

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Comment #30 by TerminusBlade
Sunday, February 27, 2011 @ 10:03:07 AM
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Meh, it's an arcade is what it is so no point complaining really

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US February 25, 2011

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