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Reviewed: Demolition Racer
Author: Chris Kim       Date: October 29th 1999
Page: 4


 
Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

Is an extremely addictive game with its variety of gamestyles and modes of play. The added element of both attacking other cars and finishing the race at the top of the lists really helps add a new style of play to the game. With the addition of the great different ways to play, everyone will surely enjoy the raw carnage that the game has to offer. The only slight mishap of the game is that sometimes there isn't enough variety in the tracks, but that doesn't really distract from the overall gameplay.

Graphics:

While the graphics aren't horrible, they don't do the most impressive presentation of racing graphics seen to date. Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit, which was released more than a year earlier has better looking graphics. But the environment is nicely done and has high support for resolutions and color depths. The only downfall are is the lack of amazing special effects and shadowing on the car models.

Sound and Music:

For a driving game, the sound effects are right on par with just about every other racing game, but what separates this game is the great use of music in the background to keep the action hot and intense.

Multiplayer: N/A

No multiplayer options.

AI and Difficulty:

The difficulty and intelligence of the computer is right on par with even the biggest players in the racing industry. While not cutting edge, the game provides a challenging and smart round of action driving.

Controls and Interface:

Easy to learn and master, the handbrake takes a little getting used to, but the racing is intense and works well. The only problem is that the sensitivity is a little high for gamepads and keyboards, so a racing wheel or joystick is more desirable.

Overall:

A very solid racing game that is very addictive and fun to play.

Pluses (+)
  • Addicitive as Hell
  • Cool Racing Modes
  • Nice Soundtrack
  • Minuses (-)
  • Subpar Graphics
  • Control is a Bit Sensitive
  • No Multiplayer
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    Added:  Friday, October 29, 1999
    Reviewer:  Chris Kim
    Score:
    Page: 4/5

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