Reviewed by Nick
Type: Driving game; PS2 version
What I liked: The good thing is, unlike all other racing games, when you crash, you actually CRASH. You don’t just bounce of the wall, you get broken to bits, and have the power to explode, sometimes killing other racers. You hit traffic into other racers for points, you can drive enemies into walls, trains, off mountains, heck you can land on enemies for an arial takedown. This game is so awesome. There’s also a mode just to see how many cars you can crash and make the biggest pile-up. I definetly recommend this game for all ages.
Didn’t like: This game is perfect, except, when you get really good you might go so fast you can’t see anything. Blazing speeds when you use the boost trigger.
Additional: Pay attention to the stats when your picking your car. The top speed, weight and force are all very important and could win or lose a race for you. Ok, this part is critical: If you’re doing a race where you have to hit traffic, racers, or cause a huge pile up, force and speed will help big-time. The higher the force, the bigger the explosion, while the faster the car, the more initial impact damage. Cars with higher speed and force will be unlocked as you progress in the game. The lighter the car, the faster it goes, but the more damage it takes and is harder to control.
You can explode after you have been taken down or wrecked, by pressing R2. But be patient and HOLD R1!!! This will put the crash in slow-mo and you will be able to see more clearly if an enemy is coming up. Also, if an enemy racer has taken you down ealier in the race, watch out for a red icon above the car. If you take him out you will have a revenge takedown and will receive extra points. Take down your enemies in creative ways for style points, and get a record in takedown style to receive animated trophies at the end of the race. Enjoy the game and look forward to the awesome cars and tracks. =)
Recommend for: All ages, but some adults might find this game to be to violent for kids under 7.
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