Go back in time and experience “The Fabulous Fifties” in a game that relives the period, vehicles and street races of the legendary 50´s films. Customize your car and compete in 8 different race modes, through five completely different 50´s themed areas and become the King of the Road!Read full description
Go back in time and experience “The Fabulous Fifties” in a game that relives the period, vehicles and street races of the legendary 50´s films. Customize your car and compete in 8 different race modes, through five completely different 50´s themed areas and become the King of the Road!
For many years, street racings have been popular around Sierra Lake, one of California’s most famous cities. Flashy cars driven by skilled racers, with lots of money at stake and of course beautiful girls create - an explosive cocktail where only the bravest compete.
Review is taken from my Steam review. Motorama is, quite frankly, one of the worst games I've ever had the displeasure of playing. I saw the bad reviews beforehand, but the theme seemed appealing and I figured that as a budget purchase it couldn't be that bad. Oh how wrong I was. The game fails in its execution of basic concepts from step one, step two, and and all other steps therein. For starters, options are as barebones as barebones gets. Surprisingly they did manage to implement separate music and sound effects sliders, which is always something I look for in games (most games have the music mixed too high for my liking), however they don't work. Anytime you finish a level, the game reverts to its deafening full volume until you go back to the options and select the sliders again. This is a major annoyance and is one of the reasons this game no longer takes up valuable space on my hard drive. After going through the options, the game railroads you through some poorly-designed dialog. When you press A to clear the dialog, it'll act as pressing A for whatever happens to take focus when it goes away, forcing you to do things you may not want to. Once you've been unceremoniously dumped into a match, you are given no instruction whatsoever on how to play. I still don't quite understand what all the buttons do (Y seems to make the screen flash for a second, for instance), and I had to work out myself that the boost only works when you're at a certain speed (at least I hope that's why it doesn't work half the time I press the button). And to top it off, the handling is atrocious. Sometimes driving in a straight line will send you careening out of control. Making controlled turns, or even worse, a drift, is next to impossible. The car just constantly wants to spin. And best as I can tell it's literally impossible to win the first match because the other cars are just better than yours in every single way, so short of being an expert with the drift and boost system (and what new player to this impossible-to-control game is going to be?) to make up for the massive speed difference, you're going to lose. And then be told you won, because third place is good enough, and there are only three cars. Just...why? I'm familiar with games where the cars take some effort to keep on the road; Driver San Francisco is one of my favorite games of all time, but the cars are definitely tricky to handle until you get to know them. And I've played Early Access games like Super Toy Cars that lack polish but have good ideas, and eventually get patches until they're in a fully released state. But this game is just so bad on its first impression that I cannot stand another moment to even see if different cars handle better. All I know is I bought a speed upgrade and my car instantly became even less drivable. The game seems more half-baked than your average Early Access affair, but is supposedly a fully released product. Just avoid it all costs; it's not even worth it on sale. It's got bugs that will never be patched, and deep issues with the mechanics that will never be fixed. Spend your time on better games instead.
This game was built for people with liking for old cars, hot rodding, etc. The graphics in this game are very good. The textures, the models, the enviornments, all contribute to a very good feeling. That's where the pros stop. The handling is not very likeable. The car sometimes stops for no reason, and is always slow to start. The AI is not very clever, sometimes, they will get unfair and improbable advantages, other times, they spins off a straight road. The leveling up mechanic is there, but needs to be worked on, right now it doesn't look too good. It feels unfinished, really. You can't progress over level 10. There are a few bugs in the game too. This game also offers customization, but of a poor quality. If available at a lower price, it would be better. But at this price, I'd say avaoid it. 5/10
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