Welcome to the Pacific Car Derby, or PACAR for short! Unlike other car battle derbies that focus mainly on demolition, this race is all about outwitting your opponents, as you must drive your car in a closed road maze and collect fuel pellets to earn points! The derby organizers have hired kamikaze drivers who patrol the road maze and crash into any contender's car without hesitation. It's now your turn to enter the road maze with your car! How long can you last?
This game is part of the Team Pixelboy Budget Series.
My good friend Óscar Toledo Gutiérrez (creator of Princess Quest, Mecha-8 and Mecha-9, and creator of the CoolCV emulator) received some very bad news back in spring 2016: His wife was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer, and she had to give birth to her daughter prematurely so she could receive chemotherapy treatments. When I learned about this, I decided to help Óscar with the medical bills by starting a new budget-priced series of Team Pixelboy games. These games are mostly ColecoVision ports of MSX homebrew games that were submitted to the MSXdev contests in recent years, and there are a few games coded from scratch as well. Some of the money from the sales of these budget games went directly to Óscar.
After the publishing deal for Yars' Revenge fell through (because the programmer didn't finish the software in a reasonable amount of time) I asked Mystery Man if he would be willing to help by porting the SG-1000 game Pacar to the ColecoVision, and he graciously accepted. This game had previously been attached to CollectorVision, but they let me publish Pacar in exchange for letting them publish Yars' Revenge.
The budget games were released in limited quantities, just enough to honor all pre-orders recorded during the summer of 2016. I would like to thank everyone who pre-ordered these games and helped our friend Óscar in his time of need.