Pringles Pony Express (lost 3D Groove online game; 2002)
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Pringles Pony Express was a 2002 online game that ran on the 3D Groove engine.
Another game on the Pringles website, running on the same engine, was called Pringles: Super Spud Boxing, but unlike Pony Express, is still available while the other is lost.
When going back to the game's address on the Wayback Machine, a Shockwave logo appears but never fully loads.
Even though the game is lost, there is a plot written on both the Pringles website and 3D Groove site on the Wayback Machine. The summary reads:
"Buckle your saddle, 'cause you'll be racing through canyons and prairies to deliver those dang tasty new Sweet Mesquite BBQ Pringles. Gather up a posse and invite your friends to play along."
Possible Gameplay Features
From what we can assume from the stills is that it takes place in the desert of the wild west with saguaro cacti, buttes, and buildings as scernery. You are the Pringles guy on a horse most likely delivering the Sweet Mesquite BBQ flavor Pringles from point A to point B. It is most likely that the oats were powerups, but unknown of what enemies are in the game. It's also unknown if there was ever a time limit in the game too.