I was 12 years old when it came out. I remember rushing my dad to the store to buy it for my Sega Saturn. I still play it to this day. Remember? Those cars: The Accura NSX, The Porsche Carrera 911, The Ferrari Testarossa, The Lambo Diablo, The Corvette ZR-1, The Viper, The Toyota Supra, The Mazda RX7...and then the unlockable secret TRACK and CAR. The crashes were spectacular for the time, you could send your car flipping and flying! Damn EA! How could have lost that formula? Oh man... Open road racing divided into stages How awesome was that? Sure, it had closed circuits as well, but the mix of the two made that game the one and ONLY worthy need for speed game. And man, it had a complete, and I mean COMPLETE encyclopedia with details and specs for each car, with voiced commentary and Full motion video. I don't know what it is about the game, maybe it's the nostalgia, maybe it is indeed the game itself... No other NFS game ever came close to the essence and spirit of the first of them all. AND MAN! The soundtrack! Smashing Heavy Metal Instrumentals like i've never heard \m/ EA: Just leave NFS alone... shut the damn franchise down. Go back to the roots, or leave it. Seriously. Hell, I'd EVEN BE HAPPY WITH A REMAKE OF THE FIRST GAME! Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Sz11oAdrsM&feature=related And listen to that blasting heavy music in the background! I sometimes rock my NFS Sega Satrun CD in my car! \m/ Is has 4 GREAT metal instrumentals! THIS IS NEED FOR SPEED! No tuned cars, no storyline, no crappy gameplay, NO BULLSHIT! If nothing else, REMAKE THE FIRST GAME!