Pod

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POD, or Planet of Death, is a racing game released by Ubisoft in 1997. Despite its age the game continues to be fun (well, at least for me). The graphics of course are outdated, but on the other hand they still have some sort of mistery that will always be attractive. Moreover, the cars are able to perform jumps, reach very high speeds, and wreck opponents with pure brute force -- all elements that make gameplay unique. While most of racing games are worried about photorealism, POD is about skill, speed, and a bit of luck. I have been playing this game since I was 7. I had the demo version of the game and we only had access to two tracks and two cars. Even so I was already addicted, I used to replay the same cars and tracks over and over again. A few years later I managed to get the full version in a promotion from a local newspaper called Folha de São Paulo [1]. The full game shipped 16 tracks and 8 cars, and the AI is very challenging.

Click on the links below for more information about the game. Check also my YouTube channel for hundreds (or thousands) of videos of races.

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[1] http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/fsp/brasil/fc09109811.htm