Ford Bold Moves Street Racing

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PlayStation 2
50
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Windows
52
4.6
PSP
50
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Description

Ford Bold Moves Street Racing is the third Razorworks-developed title in the licensed Ford Racing series since they took over development in Ford Racing 2. Unlike its predecessors, this version has an urban atmosphere. The road races, off-road challenges and circuit tracks have been removed and the action has been taken entirely to the streets of Los Angeles, with 24 tracks available. As in the previous version, the 18 available cars are all Fords, ranging from the 1968 Mustang GT to the 2007 Shelby GT 500.

There are 4 main modes: Quick Race, Team Racing, Solo Racing and Multiplayer. Solo Racing offers quick races, and championships where new vehicles and tracks can be unlocked. The real novelty is the Team Racing mode, split up in single races, team championships, challenges and tutorials. Team Racing has the player control two or three vehicles in a single team during a race in modes such as Race, Elimination or Duel. The team with the highest point total wins, so the player either has to switch between the vehicles to drive (the others cars then become AI-controlled) or issue orders such as Block (slow down another vehicle) or Draft (additional speed in the slipstream) to influence the driving behaviour of the team mates. This can be extended to double or even triple actions of the same effect. Blocked cars have to brake and weave across the track until they regain control.

Racing or completing challenges earns credits, which can be spent to buy new vehicles in the showroom. Despite the urban theme, there are no tuning options. Cars can only be viewed, repaired and sold.

The PSP version adds 6 new Ford cars (1962 Thunderbird Sports Roadster, 1971 Mustang Mach 1, 2004 Bronco Concept, 2005 Shelby GR-1 Concept, 2005 SVT Sport Trac Adrenalin Concept, 2005 Thunderbird) and 7 new tracks. In the Team Racing mode, two cars can be controlled (3 in the console versions) and solo and team multiplayer is supported over Wi-Fi.

There is also an alternate Australian PS2 release Ford Street Racing (XR Edition), with 4 additional cars synonymous with the history of Ford in Australia: the 1970 Ford XY GT Falcon, the 1970 Ford XY GTHO Falcon (Phase III), the 2003 Falcon XR8 Ute and the Australian Falcon XR8. That version is also the only PSP version released in Australia.

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Ford Bold Moves Street Racing Windows After each competition you need to repair your cars in the garage.
Ford Bold Moves Street Racing PSP Solo time attack mode, beat the best lap time.
Ford Bold Moves Street Racing PSP Another close overtaking situation
Ford Bold Moves Street Racing PSP Rules for the solo elimination

Alternate Titles

  • "Ford Street Racing: XR Edition" -- Australian PSP/PS2 XR edition title
  • "Ford Street Racing: L.A. Duel" -- PSP UK title
  • "Ford Street Racing" -- PS2/Xbox/Windows PAL title

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VicioJuegos.com PlayStation 2 Mar 01, 2006 68 out of 100 68
4Players.de PSP Dec 19, 2006 64 out of 100 64
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network PSP Nov 09, 2006 61 out of 100 61
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network PlayStation 2 Oct 06, 2006 55 out of 100 55
Gamer Within PlayStation 2 Apr 20, 2006 5.4 out of 10 54
GameSpot Xbox Oct 17, 2006 4.1 out of 10 41
Realm of Gaming PlayStation 2 Apr 19, 2006 4 out of 10 40
Jeuxvideo.com PSP Jan 11, 2007 8 out of 20 40
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Mar 13, 2006 7 out of 20 35
Play.tm PSP Nov 29, 2006 29 out of 100 29

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