The game is set in the south-western United States of America in an alternative version of the year 1976, during a prolonged oil crisis. The game is based on the engine used for Activision's MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat, and requires a fair amount of strategy through the course of the game, as the player must balance the vehicle's armor and weapon load-outs appropriately in order to successfully complete the various missions. In the game's story mode, the player must also manage and repair equipment salvaged from the wrecks of opponents.
There are four play modes available in the game: the "T.R.I.P." (an acronym for "Total Recreational Interactive Production", which follows the game's protagonists in an episodic story; "Multi Melee", an on-line deathmatch version of the game; "Auto Melee", a deathmatch with computer-driven cars; and "Scenarios", short free-standing adventures featuring the game's protagonists. The primary difference between the scenarios and the T.R.I.P., length of play aside, is that the player has a much broader choice of vehicles in the scenario mode, while the player is limited to only one car during most of the T.R.I.P. mode. The game's vehicles are faithful reproductions of various cars and trucks from the era, both in appearance and driving characteristics, though the names have been changed.
In a dark alternate vision of 1976, the Federal U.S. Government has faltered and the world suffers from the effects of an oil crisis. Armed gangs terrorize the roads of the American South West. You are Groove Champion - when your sister Jade is killed you inherit her custom-build Picard Piranha and become a vigilante, with only revenge on your mind.
Interstate '76 is a vehicular combat game with a 1970s theme which means muscle cars & funky disco music. Hit the road and seek your sister's killer in 17 scripted missions across open-ended trackless areas, or battle creepers in the instant melee mode, against up to 7 other human players. Equip your car with different weapons like machine guns, turrets, grenade launchers and mines. Although the game world is not intended to be realistic, the car handling and collision physics are.
ISOs in Alchohol 120% Format
1 F1 Image of the original disks
Tested on XP using compatibility mode (http://www.quartertothree.com/game-talk/archive/index.php/t-18146.html for more help/details)
Update to Interstate '76 Gold with the patch found here:
System Requirements: Windows 95, 16MB RAM, DirectX drivers