The Retro Gaming Girl series continues with this month’s sexy gaming girl: Andrea. Andrea has done some modeling work in the past and was very interested in combining her love of retro gaming with her love of modeling. Her game of choice? Retro racing games.
Although there are quite a few, Out Run, F-Zero, and Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off Road are 3 that stand out as Andrea’s favorites.
One thing about retro racing games that was introduced was the steering wheel and pedals control unit that was fitted in so many arcade racing games back in the day. It wasn’t until years later that home steering wheel units started being produced so that people could enjoy racing games as they were meant to be played in the comfort of their own home.
Ai: “How old are you?”
Ai: “Why retro racing games?”
Andrea: “I might have been around 7 or 8 when I first played Out Run in an arcade that was next to my house. I was standing on a chair playing it and my friend was working the pedals. Since the arcade was so close, I ended up playing a lot.” (laughs)
Ai: “What were your thoughts at the time”
Andrea: “This is AWESOME. I never played many video games as a kid but when I played my first racer I always thought it was so different having the steering wheel and everything.”
Ai: “Out Run came out in the late 80’s. What about new racing games?”
Andrea: “They had newer games at the arcade but I like the simplicity of classic games. Plus, the graphics are so cute.” (laughs)
Ai: “Besides Out Run, what other racing games do you like?”
Andrea: “F-Zero, and Ivan “Ironman” Stewart’s Super Off Road.”
Ai: “How does a home steering wheel unit compare to an arcade one?”
Andrea: “Not the same but it is still nice that I can play these games at home in the way they were meant to be played.”
Ai: “It seems like racers are one of the least popular genre of games. How do you feel about that?
Andrea: “Whatever floats your boat. I am not into all that shooting and gore stuff.”
Ai: “Now that arcades aren’t really popular anymore do you find yourself missing them?”
Andrea: “YES. The arcade was such a memorable place for me that I actually get nostalgic when I see an arcade machine in the corner of a restaraunt or store. It takes me back to a happier time.”
Ai: “Still playing Out Run these days?”
Andrea: “Unfortunately, I just don’t have the time like I used to so, no.”
Ai: “What if another Out Run came out for a current gen system today?”
Andrea: “If it’s not the original then forget it. Not interested” (laughs)
After wrapping up the interview Andrea did mention that one day she might buy the original Out Run arcade unit if she can find one for a good price.