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Super Box Factory developer David Walters sends along his latest Something Awful game jam-inspired creation: the '90s throwback racer Cruise Racing: Arcade Prologue, available as a free download for Windows platforms.

"The theme this time was to spend a week making a game in the style of 90's Arcades," Walters explains. "I chose to take on the task of making a racer like Daytona or F355 Challenge. It's naturally not as polished as those games but I think I've captured the style pretty well and I hope to have made something that's at least 5 minutes of fun."

Upon seeing the dip switch screen at startup, it becomes clear that Walters nails the style -- the experience is complete with an enthusiastic announcer and equally peppy music. If its goal was to bring back fond memories of Ridge Racer, it succeeds greatly!