User Reviews

Truly bizarre and not so great. Windows Tomer Gabel (4354)
Great for playing multiplayer online. A favorite back in the Mplayer.com days ;o) Windows Toastt (3)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
DOS 31 3.7
Windows 26 3.8
Combined User Score 57 3.7


Critic Reviews

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100
WindowsFZ (Dec 09, 2006)
Trots att tiden har gjort sitt vad gäller grafiken så är körkänslan lika underbar som den var för tio år sedan. Förväntar du dig realism är detta knappast någonting för dig. Spelet försöker inte vara någonting annat än en helknäpp och renodlad arkadracer som ändå lyckas leverera en rejäl dos nostalgisk underhållning.
100
DOSFZ (Dec 09, 2006)
Trots att tiden har gjort sitt vad gäller grafiken så är körkänslan lika underbar som den var för tio år sedan. Förväntar du dig realism är detta knappast någonting för dig. Spelet försöker inte vara någonting annat än en helknäpp och renodlad arkadracer som ändå lyckas leverera en rejäl dos nostalgisk underhållning.
90
DOSPC Player (Brazil) (Jul, 1996)
Big Red Racing, da Domark, é uma festa de arcade puro, com visual excelente e uma variedade de veículos diferentes: 16 no total!!
89
WindowsPC Multimedia & Entertainment (Apr 18, 1996)
Big Red Racing is fun, fun, fun... and even more fun! The real kicker is that this game has a MSRP of only $29.99 (US)! At just under $30, every PC gamer will get their money's worth, and then some. The street price will probably be a bit lower than that (if you shop around). So many tracks to race, with a wide variety of unusual vehicles to race with, makes this a must-have game for anyone looking for pure adrenaline-pumping action and fabulous multi-player fun, all rolled up into one ridiculously affordable package.
89
Big Red Racing is fun, fun, fun... and even more fun! The real kicker is that this game has a MSRP of only $29.99 (US)! At just under $30, every PC gamer will get their money's worth, and then some. The street price will probably be a bit lower than that (if you shop around). So many tracks to race, with a wide variety of unusual vehicles to race with, makes this a must-have game for anyone looking for pure adrenaline-pumping action and fabulous multi-player fun, all rolled up into one ridiculously affordable package.
88
WindowsComing Soon Magazine (Aug 15, 1996)
Big Red Racing, as we wrote in our past preview, is what you should look for if you are into arcade-racing games with multi-player support. This racing game is however completely the opposite of such titles as "The Need for Speed" or "Indycar Racing" whose realism is the primary element. Instead, "Big Red Racing" features fast driving in a 3D environment where you can drive freely with the most unbelievable range of vehicles, playing the whole at frantic speeds.
88
DOSComing Soon Magazine (Aug 15, 1996)
Big Red Racing, as we wrote in our past preview, is what you should look for if you are into arcade-racing games with multi-player support. This racing game is however completely the opposite of such titles as "The Need for Speed" or "Indycar Racing" whose realism is the primary element. Instead, "Big Red Racing" features fast driving in a 3D environment where you can drive freely with the most unbelievable range of vehicles, playing the whole at frantic speeds.
80
WindowsOnline Gaming Review (OGR) (Apr 19, 1996)
Anyway, Big Red Racing is a really great game. Gameplay is fun, and there is enough variety in vehicles and tracks that it'll keep you coming back. Big Red Racing will even be available for play on The Entertainment Network so you'll be able to challenge people across the Net for fun.
80
DOSOnline Gaming Review (OGR) (Apr 19, 1996)
Anyway, Big Red Racing is a really great game. Gameplay is fun, and there is enough variety in vehicles and tracks that it'll keep you coming back. Big Red Racing will even be available for play on The Entertainment Network so you'll be able to challenge people across the Net for fun.
80
There's nothing really wrong with the game, except that the tournament play gets tiresome after a while. You have to win a certain number of races at the easy level, more at the intermediate level, and so on. And with no save game feature, once you lose, you have to start from scratch again. And so when you lose on the expert level, one win away from victory, you have to start all the way back at the beginning. It increases replayability, but it is still quite frustrating. All in all, Domark's contribution to the racing sim genre is a solid, unique product, offering some of the weirdest racing locals and vehicles this reviewer has ever seen. And for $29.95, who can beat the price?
80
There's nothing really wrong with the game, except that the tournament play gets tiresome after a while. You have to win a certain number of races at the easy level, more at the intermediate level, and so on. And with no save game feature, once you lose, you have to start from scratch again. And so when you lose on the expert level, one win away from victory, you have to start all the way back at the beginning. It increases replayability, but it is still quite frustrating. All in all, Domark's contribution to the racing sim genre is a solid, unique product, offering some of the weirdest racing locals and vehicles this reviewer has ever seen. And for $29.95, who can beat the price?
80
DOSHigh Score (Jun, 1996)
Från början var Big Red Racing tänkt som ett rent bilspel, men precis innan spelet skulle skeppas tänkte tillverkarna: "Ävafan, vi slänger in lite helikoptrar och svävare och... öh... lite båtar också. Det blir nog kul!". Det skojiga är att det verkligen blev kul. Det är fart och fläkt och livsfarliga banor.
78
DOSPC Joker (Mar, 1996)
Big Red Racing ist also eine einzige große Gaudi, auch wenn die Screenshots nicht unbedingt danach aussehen mögen. Schade nur, daß der allerletzte Feinschliff fehlt, denn ohne Zwischensequenzen. Replays, speicherbare Rundenzeiten etc. kann man heutzutage eben nicht mehr ganz vorne mitfahren.
78
DOSPC Games (Germany) (Mar, 1996)
Big Red Racing ist ein kurzweiliges Spiel ohne jeglichen intellektuellen Anspruch. Mit den witzigen Fahrzeugen, den abwechslungsreichen Strecken und den hörenswerten Audiotracks ist das Spiel die Samstagabend-Show unter den Rennspielen. Wer auf die Simulation von Fahrphysik und auf Straßenverkehrsregeln verzichten kann, ist mit Domarks Spiel bestens bedient.
75
DOSThe DOS Spirit (Dec 24, 2012)
Det er ikke så mye mer å si, spillet har en lett humoristisk sans over seg (greit kommentatorene kan bli litt irriterende i lengden), med en grafikk som inneholder noe tegnefilm-ish over seg. Spillet tar seg selv ikke høytidelig, og er glimrende i flerspiller. Hvis du har noen å spille med, samt liker arkaderacere, da kan jeg anbefale Big Red Racing på det varmeste, 17 år etter det så dagens lys for første gang. 18 år!
75
WindowsThe DOS Spirit (Dec 24, 2012)
Det er ikke så mye mer å si, spillet har en lett humoristisk sans over seg (greit kommentatorene kan bli litt irriterende i lengden), med en grafikk som inneholder noe tegnefilm-ish over seg. Spillet tar seg selv ikke høytidelig, og er glimrende i flerspiller. Hvis du har noen å spille med, samt liker arkaderacere, da kan jeg anbefale Big Red Racing på det varmeste, 17 år etter det så dagens lys for første gang. 18 år!
75
WindowsGameSpot (Jun 27, 1996)
Once you get the hang of it, BRR's a real gas, especially in its multi-player mode. A racing sim it's not, but arcade fans should get a real kick out of it.
75
DOSGameSpot (Jun 27, 1996)
Once you get the hang of it, BRR's a real gas, especially in its multi-player mode. A racing sim it's not, but arcade fans should get a real kick out of it.
69
DOSPC Player (Germany) (Mar, 1996)
Wer ein flottes Rennspektakel mit ulkigen Vehikeln, flotten Sounds und doofen Sprüchen sucht, wird sich vor allem über die Mehrspieler-Modi freuen und sollte mal einen tieferen Blick riskieren.
67
DOSPower Play (Mar, 1996)
Selten ist mir eine Bewertung ähnlich schwer gefallen wie diesmal. Zu sehr wechseln sich Höhepunkte und Schwachstellen bei Big Red Racing ab. Hauptsächlich in puncto Grafik hinkt es trotz SVGA-Option dem Standard ein paar Reifenbreiten hinterher und beweist ganz nebenbei, daß “schlicht“ nicht automatisch “schnell“ heißen muß. Da überzeugt die von allem unnötigen Ballast befreite Raserei schon eher durch ihre inneren Werte. Die größtenteils abgedrehten Fahrzeuge — ich steh besonders auf den Muldenkipper — in Verbindung mit den reichlich vorhandenen. abwechslungsreichen Strecken sorgen für wochenlanges Rennvergnügen. Besonders groß dürfte die Anhängerschaft bei den Multiplayerfreunden sein, die Big Red Racing vom Splitscreen über zwei Modemvarianten bis zur Netzwerkunterstützung mit allen möglichen Varianten verwöhnt. Und das ist mir dann gerade noch ein Lächeln wert.
40
Adding to your woes, the driving model is sloppy, unresponsive and frustrating, even in comparison to the weakest of arcade games. Banging bumpers is quite common, and if the confusing graphics don't throw you miles off course, progressive damage to your vehicle might do you in. Multiple viewing perspectives, courtesy of rotating cameras, hinder rather than assist. However, with a couple of trial runs on each course the whole thing gets pretty easy, and as a final blow to gameplay longevity, winning a race against computer competition becomes almost second nature. As mentioned earlier, racing against real people would improve things somewhat, but other arcade driving games such as WHIPLASH and SCREAMER also feature network play; and are infinitely better. Aside from the concept, this is one game that really can't be recommended to any age group.