Forget about car races. Now, encouraged by a cheering crowd and the wild commentaries of Lance Boyle, you will be piloting vessels specially conceived for speed and combat, in environments that change with each race. Instead of a being given a low-powered shotgun, the player is provided with a lean machine built for speed and war at their fingertips..
In a totally wild virtual universe, the hallucinogenic projection of what TV will be showing in the future, it's a unique game that re-creates both a spectacular race, and a great first person shooter. Cynical presenter Lance Boyle is at the helm of sending out brave drivers in a daredevil challenges. All the ships are modular and according to your results, you will be able to personalise them. Different modules are available to improve the engine characteristics, including the battle armour and the weapons.
Fun Wipeout-ish racer.scottnat | April 15, 2012 | See all scottnat's reviews »
Obviously it's a very old game up at a budget price, so don't expect anything too wonderful to look at versus today's racers, but given it's release date it's reasonably attractive. As you can tell from the screen shots Green Man Gaming has up it's a very 'vibrant'. Some of the levels border on gaudy, really, but gives it it's own character.
What else? The game can be run at pretty high resolutions. Back when i last played it i was running at 1600x. It has a pretty decent sense of speed. The handling is okay... I'd imagine quite good versus competition in it's time but not quite as good these days.
All in all it's a fun little piece of nostalgia, just don't expect too much. If considering it i'd probably recommend waiting till it's up for sale for a few bucks. $7 for what it is is probably a little steep.