Frankie Dettori Racing / Melbourne Cup Challenge

Discussion in 'Rugby Challenge Series' started by NZL Fan, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. Mr. Laxative

    Mr. Laxative Guest

    Yes it sure is!
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  3. CeeJay

    CeeJay Guest

    Jeez Jacko your posting like a madman tonight!
  4. esoj

    esoj Guest

    this thread should be locked as mario is highly unlikely to post in here again. maybe it could be left open as a general info thread which people will now have to get off the Sidhe forums and post here thanks in part to Los Lover and his derailing of threads that caused mario to leave. hope everyone is happy with the outcome of mario leaving as now lots of people on this forum may miss out on mcc info unless they either visit the Sidhe forums or someone posts the info here
  5. Mr. Laxative

    Mr. Laxative Guest

    yes a good idea, or it could be locked and kept as a reminder of what bad behaviour on this site can cause.
  6. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    dont worry guys anything i find on this game, or any other game that may interest the TRF members... I will be posting the links, or info

    like the xbox 360 ea sports updates

    it isnt detremental that mario isnt here anymore

    anything that is public knowledge can be found anywhere on the web

    its a matter of knowing where to go, and most of us already know this

    anyways there will be talk of the new G1 Jockey soon

    I find it hard to fathom that the interest of horse racing genre on this forum as grown ONLY because Sidhe are now developing a horse racing game.

    Before Sidhe announced their title, anything G1 jockey or Gallop racer would NOT last a single page
    MCC/FDR hasnt even got a sentence of info, yet has 3 pages of talk (speculation) about it [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


    GO TO:

    ENJOY [​IMG]
  7. ak47

    ak47 Guest


    Hey all just providing some feedback after i played the demo to this game at the vic derby at flemington on saturday courtesy of an xbox set up which allowed demo's 4 a few games. In my drunken state i noticed a few things which may answer some questions:

    In the demo version "real horses" were not evident and they were made up names.

    There were however plenty of real tracks with all the features.

    The graphics seemed ok but the riding style seemed more like gallop racer rather than G1 jockey but stil good. at first it was hard but after a few runs it became easier but still very challenging. The racing screen was ok to. It involved a target speed which helps you pace your horse and you have to try maintain your speed with it's line.

    I gathered some info from the Xbox rep who said this game should be out in december but whether he was sure or not is another thing. He also added that you shall be able to name your own horses when you breed them.

    Hope it helps some ppl in understanding what to expect. Overall it seems ok and I will be purchasing it. Anyone else who has played this demo may be also able to fill you in on more info as i didnt notice if they used real jockey names or trainer names and there was a lack of sound at this setup but quite sure i didnt hear any commentary.
  8. esoj

    esoj Guest

    ok well Hes have said they were working on liceneses so maybe some of those might include real horses name. I don't know much about horse racing games so will rely on the astute judgment of ak 47 with regards that the riding style is like gallop racer. Cool can name your own horse that will be laugh especially onlinne when you see esoj lighting at the rear of the field lol
  9. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    both Gallop Racer and G1 Jockey games have good racing styles

    as long as this is similar its all good........u couldnt really have it any other way, except more in depth options during the race like using heels and knees, which havent been implmented before [​IMG]
  10. esoj

    esoj Guest

    ah cheers ak for that. maybe next version for heels and knees until then I guess it just down to pacing yourself well and using the whip [​IMG]
  11. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    yeah i have a list of what these games need

    Falls, and bumps, resulting in tragic rides, and steward enquiries, which leeds to suspension, and protests etc
    heels and knees
    full blown betting ring with every option as per real life
    option to geld males at 3yrs, or send them to root/breed
    u need to be the jockey, the trainer and the owner all in one...cant have modes that separate them
  12. NZL Fan

    NZL Fan Guest

    The only thing G1 jockey has over gallop racer is the actual racing part - to me it is more enjoyable, balanced and addictive............ I am a little disappointed to read that it seems to be more Gallop racer style in this department.
  13. esoj

    esoj Guest

    well I wouldn't know as I haven't played either game. Ak defintely have to be the trainer jockey and onwer its like being the coach/manger and controlling the team in rugby or soccer games. steeples would be interesting to have in and imagine the laughs online when someone mistimes the jump and falls off their horse lol.
  14. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    if you take away the gallop racer ARCADE abilities, GR is alot better IMO

    the only good thing about G1 was the 'bit'

    the fact whipping served next to no purpose sucked
  15. esoj

    esoj Guest

    aw got to have good whipping action that works. hopefully mcc has whipping at least.
  16. mikeeboy

    mikeeboy Guest

    I'm in the G1 Jockey camp. Great race sequence, spot on AI and really addictive week by week gameplay. I want this game with accurately modelled courses with an accurate representation of the UK (selfish I know) racing calendar. This together with an equally realistically implemented National Hunt part of the game.

    Imagine a G1 Jockey version of the Grand National at Aintree. Will it ever happen in my gaming lifetime?
  17. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    Well I have been liasing with HES

    Hi All

    As the big race that stops the nation begins tomorrow, will we see this
    title on the shelves?

    If not, would you kindly provide a timeframe, or estimated window of

    kind rgds


    At this stage we are expecting the game to be available early in the new


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  18. CeeJay

    CeeJay Guest

    Are you really shocked?
  19. esoj

    esoj Guest

    that is bit disappointing that the game won't be out this year. wonder if anything will get mentioned about the delay until next year. maybe this means rl 2 is defintely coming out in december and not november.
  20. ak47

    ak47 Guest

    From the Sidhe forum

    Played the demo Myself and these are the following tracks I played

    flemington (i played the 1000m straight track)
    moonee valley
    warwick farm

    and noticed many other tracks

    royal ascot
    sandown (not sure melbourne one or overseas)
    a track called brisbane park
    + many more

    plus about 4- to 5 others that could be unlocked I noticed Dubai was one of them

    The jockey graphics were more gallop racer style but the graphics of the tracks were absolutely awesome, they had sponsors and everything.

    They have the prices (eg 9-1 , 11-1) and the weight the horse will carry (eg 49.0kg, 52.5kg) , the xbox lady told me within the next 4 weeks as it has had a very good resonse.

    Couldnt hear if it was commentary as the radio was being played

    I will be outlaying my money on it.


  21. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Great work AK.

    You are bringing in more info on this title, than we've had from actual representation. I'm not trying to bring up anything negative.

    It's just true.
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