OMG i remember Megarace! The f*cker was all in french and i couldn't understand a thing! But i remember every track, that damned tibet track with the ups and down, the foundry one... it was so polished for the time... with those cinematics that built up the expectations...
But i remember it had rocktes? I couldn't find them in the Lets play videos.. But damn those cars. I've played it when i was like 6 or 7 i don't know but i will never forget two things: the graphics and the part where the girl in the studio is wearing a metal suit and acts like a robot.
Talking about racing games: Death Rally anyone? Do you know that the developers made a revised version that could be played without the dosbox? It's on steam too!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWTDQwF-aTc
Cars had health, miniguns, mines, bumper spikes, boosters, you could buy a sabotage for someone else and you had to buy upgrades to step up your game and race in higher leagues. You had to earn money by winning, or you could ask the loanshark which f*cked with you if you didn't give him his money back in three races, or you could earn decent money by having no damage on the car after a race, or by being always first for a few times, or by DESTROYING ALL OF THE OPPONENTS IN A RACE AND THE VEHICULAR GRIM REAPER CAME AND GAVE YOU MONEY AND I ALWAYS DID THIS UNTIL I HAD EVERY SINGLE UPGRADE CAUSE I LIKED TO BULLY THE OTHER RACERS WHEN I HAD TOP NOTCH WEAPONRY AND THEY WERE SCRAMBLING HELPLESS AROUND THE TRACKAHAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHHAHHA
And then you could earn serious money by picking up drugs along the track and then finishing first so you could give them to the smuggler guy before everyone noticed... good game.
Oh and during the race there were people along the track cheering and you could ram them or shoot them with the miniguns and they would turn into a blood splat along with a "aaaaaaaahhhh" sound. Good times...