I’ve pretty, blue sky reminiscences of Sega Rally, and I am not the one one. Over Bounce Rally is a fan-created homage to Sega’s forgotten arcade racer inbuilt Unreal Engine 5, and there is a demo accessible now if you wish to get your wheels soiled.
The demo recreates the Forest stage, and there is a video with some side-by-side comparisons under:
Over Bounce Rally is the work of Alessandro Schiassi, a VFX who has been posting concerning the venture in a thread at Sonic Fan Video games HQ. Schiassi says he is used the venture as a platform to learn to use the Unreal Engine, and thought recreating Sega Rally, a recreation he loves, was a superb begin as a result of “it has simply 4 tracks and three automobiles in complete.”
Schiassi does additionally point out grander ambitions. “I am planning on finishing the Forest monitor with a fundamental Time Assault mode, releasing it as a playable beta free of charge, and seeing what’s Sega’s response,” he writes on the discussion board. “In the event that they resolve to bless the venture and make it official, I would be honored to finish the entire recreation and maybe add some further options. Worst-case situation, I simply use all of the property for some cool cinematics with the gorgeous OST as a background…”.
Sega giving the venture their blessing appears unlikely, though the demo accessible to obtain now does comprise an authentic piece of music created by Johnny Gioeli, who contributed to the soundtracks for a number of classic-era Sega video games.
The Over Bounce Rally demo is 13GB and accessible to obtain by way of MediaFire. I gave it a try to had some problem with it, performance-wise, though it ran higher as soon as I tweaked a config file (which a readme textual content file explains tips on how to do). It’s barebones, however nonetheless a beautiful fan venture.