Week in Arcade Part Deux: Days of Thunder Arcade

A Friday release (!) for $10 and it’s not part of the House Party promo. Odd.

Days of Thunder: Arcade

Taking on the NASCAR license, Days of Thunder at least has something going for it beyond the ’80s flick it’s named after. This is a stiff, clunky racer focused on speed. Even the pit stops are just a button mashing exercise. On the track, the mediocre graphics are saddled with two gimmicks, laying down the hammer for extra speed and a slow motion maneuver that exists more to dodge the wonky physics that make no sense as opposed to the wrecking cars. The career mode has some mildly addictive qualities as you level up your car, but you’re still stuck with these goofy mechanics.