Son Finds Father’s Ghost in Rally Sports Challenge | MOUSE n JOYPAD

Xbox Racing Game With a Touching Tale to Tell


You’d be forgiven for not remember Rally Sports Challenge a touring car game for the original Xbox, yet for one YouTube commenter 00WARTHERAPY00, Rally Sports Challenge will forever hold a string connection to him and his deceased farther.

In an online discussion the topic of games providing a spiritual experience was raised, YouTube commenter had this touching tale to tell.

“Well, when i was 4, my dad bought a trusty XBox. you know, the first, ruggedy, blocky one from 2001. We had tons and tons and tons of fun playing all kinds of games together – until he died, when I was just 6.

I couldnt touch that console for 10 years. But once I did, I noticed something.

We used to play a racing game, Rally Sports Challenge. actually pretty awesome for the time it came.

And once i started meddling around… I found a GHOST.

You know, when a time race happens, that the fastest lap so far gets recorded as a ghost driver? yep, you guessed it – his ghost still rolls around the track today.

And so I played and played, and played, untill I was almost able to beat the ghost. until one day i got ahead of it, I surpassed it, and…

I stopped right in front of the finish line, just to ensure i wouldnt delete it.


This certainly is one of those rare examples of the unique interactive nature of videogames provides a player with an experience that quite simply they couldn’t find anywhere else. Often a popular feature in racing games the ‘ghost ‘feature allows you to record your best time and haveot saved as a bench mark to which you can test and improve your skills against. Essentially 00WARTHERAPY00 was racing the ghost of his father in both a game and literal sense.

This tale certainly generated much discussion amongst the online community inspiring other YouTubers to offer up their own tales of playing Mario Kart 64 and Zelda with their fathers.

The legitimacy of this story aside you can’t deny that this is a truly heart-warming tale and a definitive positive on the effect that videogames can have on family relationships.