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Drome Racers

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www.nintendo.com – Nintendo GameCube:
    LEGO-lovers, prepare to swerve into the fast lane with a racing game in which you build and race custom vehicles while wielding a variety of weapons.

    There's No Place Like Drome

    The futuristic backdrop for this lightning quick racer is provided by the 2002 LEGO Racers construction toy range. "Drome" refers to the space-age canopies over the 12 tracks.

    Under the Drome, you will race through bustling cities, massive canyons and towering mountains. Drome Champions must master three disciplines of the Multi-Challenge Races: off-road, street and drag. You can select a vehicle best suited for each race type.

    Off-road competitions bristle with branching tracks and short cuts. You can collect and use power-ups while bouncing off jumps and bumps. Sliding through corners is a breeze on the dirt tracks.

    Street races are a bit more conventional. You race through twisting tracks that are littered with power-ups. Weapons, speed boosts and shields are all worthy power-ups that may help land you a spot on the podium. The street physics mix ultra-high speeds with a hint of realistic grip.

    Drag races put you on the starting line in a one-on-one contest that requires precision timing. To get the checkered flag you will need to get a good jump from the starting line and shift at the peak of your hot rod's power band. Be careful not to rev your motor too high or you could blow the engine.


    Game Modes: Mad Max Beyond the Drome

    Quick Race mode throws you right into the heat of the action. You don't have to spend time choosing a track or even a vehicle. Up to four players can compete against a pack of computer-controlled drivers.

    Arcade mode is another way to host a race for as many as four players. Each competitor can choose from a list of 18 vehicles. Many of these must be unlocked before they can be chosen. All the standard races are available in this mode, including a Single Race, Time Attack and the action-filled Battle Mode.

    Career mode is the chance for a single player to vie for the Drome Championship. As Max Axel, you will encounter rival teams and can customize your vehicles with the help of Shicane, your teammate and speed-specialist.

    Winning races will earn you Build Points, which can be used to upgrade your vehicles in categories such as Engine, Tires, Aerodynamics and Turbo. Upgrades change your vehicle's look as well as performance, as new LEGO pieces are added as your ride.

    Graphics

    The vehicles are detailed representations of their real-life LEGO counterparts, mixing jagged blocks and aerodynamic shapes.

    Animation adds excitement to the tracks. One track leads you straight toward a wall, which opens like a giant mouth just before you reach it. Other tracks feature pillars of fire and beams of electricity.

    Drome Racers mixes fast-paced racing, destructive weapons and cool customization. The Multi-Challenge Races gives you a variety of race types to try. Four-player support extends the game's replay value.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54462) on Jul 16, 2005.

de.playstation.com:
    Lassen Sie den Motor aufheulen, reissen Sie den Asphalt in Stücke und holen Sie sich den Pokal - "Lego Drome Racers" ist da! Mit all der farbenfrohen Verrücktheit, die Sie von einem Lego-Spiel erwarten, entführt Sie Drome Racers in ein an die Lego-Racers-Spielzeugreihe angelehntes, vielschichtiges Rennerlebnis der Extraklasse.

    Als Max Axel jagen Sie dem Gral aller Lego-Rennen hinterher: der Championship Trophy. Es ist Ihre Aufgabe, sich in Ihr individuell gestaltetes Auto zu setzen und sie zu gewinnen! Sie können aus drei Modi wählen: "Arcade" für unverzüglichen Spielspass, "Zeitrennen", um Ihre Fertigkeiten gegen die Zeit auszutesten und "Karriere", um an der handlungsbasierten Rennliga teilzunehmen. Ein tolles Feature ermöglicht es Ihnen, Ihr Fahrzeug je nach Ihrer eigenen Leistung auszustatten und zu erweitern, denn die besten Fahrer werden hier mit Motoraufrüstungen und Reifen-, Turbo- und Aerodynamik-Tuning belohnt.

    Lego Drome Racers ist ein rasanter und spannender Ausflug in die Welt des Rennsports mit einem sehr offen gestalteten Gameplay, das jungen "Fahrern" bestimmt viel Freude bereiten wird. Dank der Einzel- und Mehrspieler-Modi und der einzusammelnden Gegenstände, die Ihnen helfen und Ihre Gegner behindern, sorgt das Spiel auch für Spass unter Freunden.

  • 18 verfügbare Autos, basierend auf der LEGO-Racers-Spielzeugserie des Jahres 2002

  • Benutzerdefinierte Fahrzeuge: Rüsten Sie Ihr Fahrzeug auf, bauen Sie es um und tunen Sie es nach ihrem Gusto

  • Drei Spielmodi: "Arcade" für unverzüglichen Spielspass, "Zeitrennen", um Ihre Fertigkeiten gegen die Zeit auszutesten und "Karriere", um an der handlungsbasierten Rennliga teilzunehmen

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on Sep 18, 2004.

Electronic Arts UK website - PlayStation 2:

    Experience the evolution of LEGO® racing and enter the futuristic Drome



    Drome Racers is a multi-terrain racing experience that will leave young speedsters breathless. Players take on the role of Max Axel who has trained intensely for the challenging Drome Championship and wants to take home the trophy.

    Getting behind the wheel of high-tech cars based on the 2002 LEGO® Racers construction toy range, players must face tough Multi-Challenge Races (MCR’s). Each race is a seamless set of stages, mixing tracks with realistically stunning city, mountain and canyon environments.

    Drome Racers is a fast-paced “anything goes” game that will appeal to all ages and abilities with its varied, realistic terrains; sleek, LEGO Technic style cars; and road, off-road or drag racing.

    FEATURES

  • Multi-Challenge Races -- a series of stages of all-terrain tracks set in incredibly detailed environments, including city, mountain and canyon.

  • Eighteen playable cars based on the 2002 LEGO Racers construction toy range geared to 8 -- 12 year olds. Cars are built to closely reflect models from each racing discipline of dragster, on- and off-road.

  • Three modes of play including Arcade for instant play, Time Trial which allows players to race against the clock to beat their own lap time, or Career for story-based, multi-challenge racing league.

  • Single and multi-player capabilities; the latter supports up to four players on console platforms.

  • Car customisation allows players to select, adapt and fine-tune their vehicles based on the terrain. Place in the top three finishers and earn upgrades on the engine, tires, turbo, aerodynamics and more.

  • Compete in three of the top forms of world-class motor racing: the Formula 1 style ‘Road’, the intense ‘Dragster’, or the tough-nut ‘Off-Road’

  • Multiple “pick-ups” to help get players to the victory podium. Some of the pick-ups include: a “repellor,” which temporarily changes your Racer into a mini-jet, a “shield” which can be used to avoid challengers, a “disruptor field” which surrounds your Racer and knocks out power to your opponents, or a “speed boost” to grab that checkered flag. Rivals can also be delayed with the help of mines or hatchets.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on Jun 15, 2004.

Press Release - GameCube:

    EA AND LEGO INTERACTIVE SHIP DROME RACERS
    FOR THE NINTENDO GAMECUBE



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., September 19, 2003 – It’s time to put the pedal to the metal and hit the road in Drome Racers from Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) and LEGO Interactive. Released this week for the Nintendo GameCube’, this multi-terrain “anything goes” racing experience gives young racers the challenge of a lifetime as they race for the coveted Drome Championship.

    Racers take on the role of Max Axel in their quest for the Championship Trophy, getting behind the wheel of any of 18 high-tech LEGO cars based on the 2002 LEGO® Racers construction toy range. New for the Nintendo GameCube is Battle Mode, where players can crunch the competition in a bruising multiplayer split-screen game. Two to four players battle it out in customized matches set in special arenas in the Drome. There are three arenas and three modes, but only one goal: to get the highest score! In addition to Battle Mode, players can experience Arcade Mode for instant play, Time Trial Mode against the clock to beat the best lap time, and Career Mode for the story-based, multi-challenge racing league.

    Car customization allows players to select, adapt and fine-tune their vehicles based on the terrain. Place well to earn upgrades on the engine, tires, turbo, aerodynamics and more. Compete in three of the top forms of world-class motor racing: the sleek, open-wheeled “Road,” the intense “Dragster,” or the tough-nut “Off-Road.” Eight different power-ups help get players to the victory podium, including a repulsor, which folds away the car wheels and replaces them with jets, an EMP Drone which disables the target car’s electrical systems, or the RC missile to inflict serious damage.

    Drome Racers was developed by United Kingdom-based Attention to Detail Ltd, is rated “E” for Everyone by the ESRB, and carries a US MSRP of $39.95. For more information on Drome Racers, visit www.LEGO.com/interactive/dromeracers

    About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of $2.5 billion for fiscal 2003. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under three brand names: EA SPORTS’, EA GAMES’, and EA SPORTS BIG’. EA's homepage and online game site is www.ea.com. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://info.ea.com. About LEGO Interactive The interactive division was established in 1996 and has its worldwide headquarters near London. Our mission is to create world-class interactive entertainment for young gamers aged 6-12, based on LEGO intellectual property and brand values. As part of the LEGO Group, we have access to unique brand recognition as well as formidable marketing power within our target market. For more information, please visit www.LEGO.com/interactive.

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    Contributed by skl (1140) on Feb 26, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    IN THE DROME...
    EVERYONE LIVES FOR RACING.



    Are you up for the ultimate all-terrain racing challenge?

    Get ready to race the Drome - a fast-paced, anything-goes racing experience like no other.

    Multi-Challenge Racing featuring dragster, street, and off-road stages

    18 cars based on the new Lego Racers construction toy range

    7 amazing power-ups

    9 tracks, 36 routes, and 3 terrains set in a massive futuristic world

    Head-to-head split screen multiplayer mode

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69753) on Nov 08, 2003.