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Surf Rocket Racers (Dreamcast)

52
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
1.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 1.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 1.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.0
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 1.8


The Press Says

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73
neXGam
Schnelle Rennen, schnelle Jetski's, gute Steuerung, mäßiger Sound, grafisch sauber und ansprechend und bestimmt kann man sogar noch weitere Fahrer oder gar andere Strecken freispielen. Für Hydro Thunder Fans bestimmt interessant, sollte man dieses Game auf jeden Fall mindestens probespielen.
64
Video Games
So richtig schlecht ist Surf Rocket Racer ja eigentlich nicht. Dennoch werde ich das Gefühl nicht los, dass irgendwas fehlt. Zwar ist die Steuerung erfreulich unkompliziert, doch gerade deshalb hätte ich mir etwas fordernde Kurse gewünscht. Zwar sind witzige Situationen wie der Sprung über einen riesigen Wasserfall eingebaut, doch nach einigen Runden ist der Reiz einfach verflogen. Auch im Puzzle-Mode fühle ich mich zu keinem Zeitpunkt wirklich gefordert und verliere recht schnell die Lust. Einzig die Animation der Fahrer überzeugt wirklich, reicht als Kaufgrund jedoch verständlicherweise nicht aus. Wer also schon einen Jet-Ski-Racer sein Eigen nennt, kann auf Surf Rocket Racer problemlos verzichten.
60
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Although pretty useful at what it does, Surf Rocket Racers is by no means the best in its sparsely populated field, and has difficulty keeping up with a game released nearly half a decade ago. The simplistic style actually works against it, and with so little to do, if you'll pardon the pun, it's just too shallow for its own good.
60
Jeuxvideo.com
En bref, Surf Rocket Racer, s'il s'avère sympathique au cours des premiers temps de jeu, s'avère assez limité dans le temps à cause d'une longévité trop limitée. Un petit jeu sans prétention qui aura du mal à devenir le titre de référence pour la catégorie mais qui permettra néanmoins de passer quelques agréables moments avant d'aller prendre la poussière. Les fans de Jet Ski risquent de faire la grimace.
55
Planet Dreamcast
Overall it seems the game's attempts at arcade racing are very flawed, through poor level design which completely misses the scope for amazing "in your face" arcade levels, poor unrewarding game physics and also through badly implemented extra modes. Looking at Nintendo's Waverace64, or even Sega's Model 2 arcade offering Wave Runner, shows how an arcade jet-ski racer should properly be created - no holds barred. Overall a bitterly disappointing game.
50
Consoles Plus
C'est vraiment dépaysant, je n'avais encore jamais vu un jeu pareil. Dommage que la réalisation soit si bâclée, les textures ont été faites à la va-vite et ça se voit... Les jet skis sont mal modélisés, bref c'est un peu la "cata" pour de la Dreamcast. Pas maniable, moche, épreuves dénuées d'intérêt, ce petit jeu ne convaincra personne, pas même le passionné de jet ski.
50
HappyPuppy
The only thing this game has going in its favor is the numerous bonus modes. There's a whole plethora of Crazy Taxi and Virtua Tennis inspired mini-games, most of which are more fun than the main game itself. While this certainly helps the replay value, replay generally implies the initial existence of play, and there's little of that here. Perhaps if you can get over the fact that it's not Wave Race 64, you might be able to get a rental's worth of fun out of it. But the experienced wave racer will find nothing but frustration and disappointment.
50
Daily Radar
Water is one of the most unusual substances on earth; the harder you hit it, the more resistance it offers. Surf Rocket Racers finds this out the hard way by doing a solid belly flop on the Dreamcast. Although it closely resembles Hydro Thunder in its aqua-colored theme, it lacks HT's polished graphics and attention to detail. Instead, Surf Rocket Racers boasts only a few tracks, no interesting shortcuts, uninspired gameplay and a generally soggy experience. Players will master the game's few tricks in seconds and grow bored in minutes. It could have been an interesting game with a little more imagination, but it's flatter than month-old soda.
40
GameSpot
Surf Rocket Racers is what happens when a game developer takes a stock game formula and simply goes nowhere with it. Granted, Jet Ski games are few and far between, but the overall bland experience that Surf Rocket Racers offers hardly even warrants a rental.
40
All Game Guide
All in all, Surf Rocket Racers feels like a title that was released for no other reason than to earn some quick money from unsuspecting consumers. It doesn't even try to compete with the great games in the genre, and as a result, ultimately fails.
25
The Video Game Critic
The scenery is static and lacks detail, and the Amazon jungle looks particularly bad. The water effects are hardly convincing, and there's minimal splashing. Gameplay is similar to Hydro Thunder, but without turbo boosts and short cuts, resulting in races that are pretty boring. Even flying off Niagara Falls seems ho-hum. On the positive side, control is good, and you can use a steering wheel controller. But overall, Surf Rocket Racers is weak and forgettable.