New Rally-X
New Rally-X
February 1, 1981
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Attachment In the early Korean gaming scene, importers would create original titles for imported games. Humorously, New Rally-X would gain the title of Banggucha, or in English, Fart Car, owing to a literal interpretation of the smoke attack in the game. This title is also a reference to a juvenile Korean slang term for mosquito repellant trucks in the 1970s, which children and some adults would dangerously chase due to their visual and audible resemblance to farting, as well as false assumptions of the mosquito repellant cleaning germs in humans, in a game Americans called "chasing the mosquito man" but Koreans would call "fart car".
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Hardcore Gaming 101 Korean gaming history:
http://www.hardcoregaming101.net/korea/part1/korea1-older.htm

Korean Source on Rally-X:
https://www.gametoc.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=20593

Article about the general concept of a "fart car":
https://www.civilreporter.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=79867

Korean wiki article referencing "chasing the fart car":
https://namu.wiki/w/소독차

1980s footage of Korean children chasing the "farts":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=natmPbAxxic