Official Title  Road & Tracks Presents - The Need for Speed
Common Title  Road & Tracks Presents - The Need for Speed
Serial Number(s)  SLES-00223
Region  PAL
Genre / Style  Driving  / Racing

Developer  Pioneer Productions.
Publisher  Electronic Arts.
Date Released  29 March 1996
Disc Number &
Printed Serial Number

Serial Number In Disc SLES-00223
Media Disc ID N / A
Number Of Tracks 1
( 1 Data Track )
Approx. Image Size
( Image Format Used )
( .bin / .cue )
Approx.Size On Disc MB
Approx. Archive Size
( Archive Type Used )
( 1 RAR File with
2% Recovery )
Barcode Number(s)
( UPC / EAN )

From the back cover.
  •  5015839315961  - 



Menus and gameplay are in Multi-2 (English & German).

The first game in the series was originally developed by the Canadian based company Distinctive Software, which became known as EA Canada. The series debuted with The Need for Speed in North America, Japan, and Europe in 1994

The original Need for Speed was released for 3DO in 1994 with versions released for the PC (DOS) (1995), PlayStation & SEGA Saturn (1996) following shortly afterwards. Most cars and tracks are available at the beginning of the game, and the objective is to unlock the remaining locked content by winning tournaments. The first version featured chases by police cars which remained a popular theme throughout the series - the so-called Hot Pursuit editions (Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, Need for Speed: High Stakes, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Need for Speed: Carbon and Need for Speed: Undercover) and have sold better in the marketplace than intervening versions. The initial version also featured an obnoxious opponent who taunted the player if the computer won the race or the player is arrested (if the player is ticketed several times)

Electronic Arts teamed up with automotive magazine Road & Track to match vehicle behaviour, including the mimicking of the sounds made by the vehicles' gear control levers. The game also contained precise vehicle data with spoken commentary, several "magazine style" images of each car interior and exterior and even short video-clips highlighting the vehicles set to music.

Drive some of your favourite sports cars through wild and fast tracks, including the Dodge Viper, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porshe, Corvette, Mazda RX7, Toyota Supra Turbo, and Acura NSX. Some of the tracks are open road, meaning you simply fly down a huge highway, with cops following in hot pursuit. One of the options in the game allows you to pick which time of the day to race in.

  Manufacturer's description:

Take on challengers using split-screen of link-up, or let the game challenge you.

To relive your most exciting performances - highlight reel and replay features.

See stats, history and a video of each car.

High speed has its consequences.

Six tracks - more if you're fast enough.

Cars behave like they should so you can drive them like you shouldn't.

Lamborghini Diablo VT
Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1
Porsche 911 Carrera
Ferrari 512TR
Acura NSX
Mazda RX-7
Dodge Viper RT/10
Toyota Supera Turbo

ROAD AND TRACK, the premier automotive enthusiast magazine and Electronic Arts bring you the most advanced racing game ever. Race the world's most exciting supercars, each modeled after its real-life counterpart, on six challenging, scenic tracks. Pick your race: time trials, head to head, single race, or tournament.

  • Third or First person perspectives.
  • 3D graphics
  • Cartoon graphics
  • Racing theme.
Number Of Players  1-2 Players
Number Of Memory Card Blocks  1 Block
Compatible Controllers Tested
( Official Gamepads Only )
 Standard Controller ( Digital Controller compatible only )
Compatible Light Guns
( Official Light Guns Only )
Other Compatible Controllers
( Official Controllers Only )
 Analog Joystick
Special Controllers Included Or
Supported ( Official Only )
Vibration Function Compatible  No
Multi-Tap Function Compatible  No
Link Cable Function Compatibile  Yes
Emulator  ePSXe v.2.0
Video Plugin  Pete's OpenGL2 GPU Core 2.0.0 ( internal X & Internal Y= Very High, Stretching mode: Stretch to full window size, render Mode: 2 (Use framebuffer object) text filt = 2 FPS limit= 63, Compatibility=2,3,2; Shader effects= 5 (GLSlang Files (gpuPeteOGL2-slv/slf))
Audio Plugin  ePSXe SPU Core v.2.0.0
CD-ROM Plugin  ePSXe CDRom Plugin
Game Pad Plugin  N / A
Vibration Compatible  The game doesn't have it (Digital only).
Console Bios Used  SCPH7502

  NOTE:   This is not the only possible combination of plugins. There are others that will work (better or worse) for your particular hardware. We provide you with one working set-up so that you may get the game up and running, hassle-free. Testing other emulators/plugins is up to you.

  Steer:  D-Pad
  Accelerate:  X Button
  Brake:  Square Button
  Change view:  Triangle Button
  Handbrake:  Circle Button
  Gear change:  L1 or R1 Button
  Pause game:  Start Button


  Blurred Graphics -   After choosing an opponent hold Up + L1 + L2 Blurred Graphics 
  Heavy car -   Highlight any car at the car select screen and press Start, as soon as you press Start hold Left + Square + Circle until the race begins 
  All Track and Warrior Car - Enter the following as your password for one player tournament mode -   MQKZCL 
  Lost Vegas and Rally tracks (highlight Lost Vegas and press L1 + R1 in two player mode to access Lost Rally) - Enter the following as your password for one player tournament mode -   TSYBNS 
  No Mercy Mode (while choosing head to head on single player hold L1 + L2), and Arcade Mode (highlight the number of laps option and hold L1 + L2) - Enter the following as your password for one player tournament mode -   XRMQHX 

TRACK PASSWORD CODES (Enter the following codes at the password screen):
  Track 01 -   WRDRTY 
  Track 02 -   ZDPBWN 
  Track 03 -   MTQRZP 
  Track 04 -   JVPZLL 
  Track 05 -   ZYMNLH 
  Track 06 -   WMRPGZ 
  Track 07 -   YXGSJJ 
  Track 08 -   KJPQND 
  Track 09 -   SDQWCG 
  Track 10 -   SLZXDH 
  Track 11 -   SPZDFX 
  Track 12 -   ZVGRGX 
  Track 14 -   XJHVCK 

 - Jewel Case Covers
Dim. - 1453 x 1488 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 1'32 MB
Dim. - 1937 x 1453 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 2'30 MB
 - Advert Covers
Dim. - 2379 x 3200 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 1'93 MB
Dim. - 2379 x 3200 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 2'44 MB
 - Disc Cover
Dim. - 1417 x 1417 pix.
Res. - 300 dpi
File Size - 1'25 MB

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