A visually appealing little racer
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This game is fun and fast as well. There are a lot of tracks here, and a lot of cars, each with a number of different variables. Including but not limited to handling, speed, etc.. There are about 6 of these values that you can consider when choosing which car you would like to race around the track with. Unfortunately It is quite hard to tell what each of those values are, or do while playing the game. There might be an instructions screen explaining the cars in more detail that I overlooked however. At any rate if you are a fan I am sure you will figure it out.
For the first time player, or someone who just doesn't pay much attention to that minutia, The game places the cars in supercategories as well. Category A being the fast cars, down to Category F, the slow ones. I spent most of my time in the C category. I also liked the fact that you could change your cars colors!
This game is prone to freezing. Most likely to occur when you are racing alongside your AI brethren. Up to 11 of them if you like.
But if you can get past the freezes, and the fact that racing on those little tracks with 11 other cars can be a bit frenetic, the game can be very relaxing. There is a quick race mode for when you dont want to deal with track or car selelction. I dont think this will get used very often since you might end up with an F car and be putzing around the track all afternoon. A choose your own settings mode, and of course a championship mode.
The Championship mode is where I like to spend most of my time. You get to choose what category of car you want, how many tracks, and how many laps in each track, among other things. Playing against the AI is allright, but this game supports 4-way local multiplayer. So go grab three of your friends and start racing. The developers have stated they are working on Live multiplayer and expect it to be released in a month or two.
I havent yet mastered the controls, and I still find myself slamming into just about every wall on every track, but I like this game. The tips presented while loading tracks can be quite useful too. All it needs is a few oil slicks, some tire spikes, and maybe a roof mounted rocket launcher or two :)
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