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Metropolis Street Racer (Dreamcast)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.4
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Overall MobyScore (32 votes) 3.8


The Press Says

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100
Gaming Age
Metropolis Street Racer contains everything that makes a home driving game great, and more. It's the only racing game on a console that made me stay up for 7 hours straight, throughout the night trying to perfect myself, beat the challenges and basically be the best. Even though there are many other racing games available, however if you only can afford one, then Metropolis Street Racer should definitely be up your alley. Forget Lemans, forget Ferrari F355, forget Gran Turismo 2, and forget Ridge Racer V, this is the new king of racers. Both Daytona USA: Online and Gran Turismo 3 have a serious battle ahead of them. With over 250 tracks, brilliant music, beautiful cities, deep and insane game play, and many options and secrets, you have to ask yourself, am I a lucky Dreamcast owner or what?
100
Gameplanet
There is a choice from any of three radio stations in each contry like Rock, Techno, Country or top ten. Plus the DJs announce each song and there are adverts as well as weather and traffic reports. WHEW! This game also has an eight player option for those little championships to be held at home. Two people race at a time and the winner moves up then the next two people race and so on. Races can also be customised like time of day, laps and weather like fog, rain or even thunderstorms. This game really is huge. It is a landmark for driving games as Gran Turismo was back in '98 and really is worthy a purchase of a cosole just to own what will be heralded as one of the greatest driving games ever. It's not about how fast you drive, its about how you drive fast. Buy it.
100
Game Vortex
Nothing out there on console right now can touch Metropolis Street Racer for pure fun. Sure, there are games with deeper simulation, combat and fighting elements, or offroad tracks. But, as a complete experience, MSR sets a high-water mark for racing games. If you like racing, MSR justifies buying a Dreamcast, especially with the recently lowered system price. Some games deliver and make for enjoyable racing action, but MSR pretty much defines what a street racing game should be.
98
Power Unlimited
Ga nu naar de winkel om Metropolis Street Racer te kopen en als je geen Dreamcast hebt, dan heb je nu een ijzersterke reden om er eentje aan te schaffen.
95
Meristation
Pocas dudas deben quedar acerca de la enorme calidad de este título. Compra obligada para todos los usuarios de Dreamcast, otra joya a formar parte del cada vez mas excelente catálogo de la consola. MSR es una obra maestra, un juego que nace de la nada, destinado a reinar en los próximos meses e imponer su estilo de juego para el resto de la vida... hasta que alguien sea capaz de crear algo mejor que este auténtico bombazo...cosa que se nos presenta muy difícil.
95
Game Freaks 365
Metropolis Street Racer is one of those games that keeps you coming back for more. The kudos system was nothing short of innovative and adds to the replay value infinitely. The multi-player is some of the best you will find from Dreamcast racers, as are the graphics. MSR has stood up well to time. Project Gotham Racing was largely based on it and aided the Xbox launch. History looks to be on the side of the folks as Bizarre.
93
Retroage
Metropolis Street Racer to największe, najładniejsze i najbardziej satysfakcjonujące wyścigi stworzone dla Dreamcasta. Dużo tych naj, ale wierzcie mi, gra warta jest każdej godziny spędzonej przed telewizorem. Oferuje piękną grafikę, świetną muzykę i niezgłębione pokłady grywalności. To pozycja obowiązkowa dla każdego posiadacza Dreamcasta.
92
SegaFan.com
Compráoslo ya...¿hola? ¡Ah!, habéis ido a por vuestro MSR, así se hace xD
91
4Players.de
Unter dem Strich bleibt ein großartiges, aber auch gewöhnungsbedürftiges, Rennspiel, das durch eine Unmasse an Strecken, eine hohe Anzahl an Fahrzeugen, viele kleine eingestreute Details und das Kudos-System versucht, neue Wege im überlaufenen Rennspiel-Dschungel zu finden. Für Gelegenheitsfahrer sicher nicht die erste Wahl, aber auf jeden Fall einen längeren Blick wert. Für Rennspielfans hingegen ein absolutes Muss!
91
IGN
I almost see Metropolis Street Racer as the racing game for people who don't like racing games. I say this because it seems to break too many conventions to keep the traditional fan happy, abut at the same time, it does such a good job at executing, it will convert almost anyone who really opens up to its charms. For the first time in recent memory, a title has managed to challenge the way I play titles in the genre, as well as the way I hope see them structured in the future. This game has a great sense of progression, difficulty and refinement throughout, and while it may be too difficult for people with little patience, it is one of the most rewarding gameplay experiences in the history of the genre. If you don't mind doing a little legwork, this game will really give you a run for your money....that much you can count on. Give it a look.
90
Eurogamer.net (UK)
Metropolis Street Racer is most definitely not for the quick-fix gamer, however if you're out for a challenge and you haven't yet found a racer to steal your heart (and let's face it, there isn't one that could steal it better than this) then you'd be a fool to miss out on the opportunity to own possibly the best driving game ever made.
90
HappyPuppy
Offering 250 separate challenges and an innovative reward points system, three well rendered and interesting cities with 80 tracks to race on, 40 cars from 13 manufacturers, and superlative graphics and sound throughout makes a strong case for Metropolis Street Racer's overall value. Now factor in the sound driving and physics model and you have a real cherry ride here. It's yet another feather in the ailing Dreamcast's cap; drive on over and pick it up today.
90
SEGA-Portal.de
Ihr wollt heiße Mädels, die euch zu eurem Sieg gratulieren? Highspeed mit Nitro? Dann geht nach Hause! Wir wollen Kudos! Metropolis Street Racer bietet das, von dem viele andere Rennspiele nur träumen können: super Grafik und klasse Sound bei extrem hohen Umfang. Durch den Street Racing Modus ist monatelanger Spielspass gesichert und die Kudos bringen frischen Wind ins gesamte Geschehen. Nur ein Schadensmodell und möglicherweise Tuningoptionen fehlen zur Perfektion. Wer auf aktuellen Konsolen in den Genuss der Kudos kommen möchte, kann übrigens zu MSRs Nachfolger Project Gotham Racing für Xbox und Xbox-360 greifen.
90
Spel för Alla
Metropolis Street Racer andas kvalitet och hängivet arbete från speltillverkarnas sida. Ingenting känns ofullkomligt, vare sig i fråga om presentation eller innehåll. Den spelkänsla som ligger till grund för spelet och som fick mig att börja spela är också vad som får mig att aldrig vilja sluta. Att det är ett av de snyggaste spelen till Dreamcast och att det ståtar med ett innehållsdjup som kommer att de en livslängd på månader, kanske år, gör inte saken sämre. År 2000 blir bilspel inte bättre än såhär.
90
Jeuxvideo.com
Nous l'avons attendu longtemps mais cela valait le coup. Metropolis Street Racer devient la valeur sûre en matière de course urbaine !
90
Defunct Games
You don't have to be a fan of racing games to appreciate the quality of Metropolis Street Racer. The nuts and bolts of this game have lived on in the Project Gotham Racing series on the Xbox and Xbox 360. This is one of the best racing games on the Dreamcast, the type of game that raises the bar in almost every way.
84
Da Gameboyz
Sega has produced another winner. With Bizarre Creations at the helm MSR turned out to be far above average. But I cannot help but note that with the length of the development time why were there some faults with the game? Regardless, with detailed graphics and an innovative scoring system, Metropolis Street Racer earns the Joystick up from this reviewer.
82
Gamezone (Germany)
Hier wurde der Dreamcast ein echter Hit beschert. Fahren sie durch Großstädte wie Tokio, Paris, London, dies auch noch mit Echtzeit. Das bedeutet, daß die Zeit des Spiels mit der Uhr-Einstellung der Dreamcast mitläuft. So, das heißt, wenn es bei uns 12.00 Uhr ist, dann darf man in London auch die Mittagszeit genießen und in Tokio gibt es wunderschöne Nachtbeleuchtungen.
80
GamePro (US)
Sega?s long awaited racing sim delivers remarkable visuals and realistic driving techniques like it promised, but tough gameplay makes MSR a difficult ride to enjoy on a long road trip. MSR takes you through the wicked streets of San Francisco, London, and Tokyo in over 40 fully licensed autos. Your goal is to get as many points as possible by taking first place on different tracks; the more points gained, the more cars and tracks open up. While MSR has some great features, it certainly isn?t every racer?s dream.
80
Gamekult
Metropolis Street Racing est un véritable souffle d'air frais balayant un genre qui s'enlisait dans la monotonie depuis Gran Turismo 2. Le jeu réunit tout ce que peut attendre un féru de jeu de course tout en permettant aux non initiés d'entrer dans le monde de l'automobile. La Dreamcast étoffe donc encore sa logithèque. Avec les meilleurs jeux de combat (Soul Calibur, Dead or alive 2), les meilleurs jeux d'aventure (Shenmue, Resident Evil : Code Veronica) et maintenant le plus réussi des jeux de caisse, la console de Sega montre une nouvelle fois qu'elle n'est pas prête à rendre les armes...
77
GameSpot
Metropolis Street Racer is a beautiful racer with accurate physics and tight control, but the kudos system makes it far more challenging than it needs to be. Those with short attention spans should rent this game first to see if they will enjoy the detail-oriented racing. Even those reared on the Gran Turismo series will find MSR to be a test of their fortitude. Metropolis Street Racer pretends to be a racing simulation by requiring perfect execution, but it fails to give you the desired customization options to make it worthwhile. In its attempt to appeal to both sides of the racing spectrum, Metropolis Street Racer ends up stuck in limbo.
75
The Video Game Critic
My main problem with MSR is all the menus you need to trudge through. Even in the so-called "quick-start" option, it seems like you need to go through a dozen menus just to set up a two-player game. Not for the squeamish, MSR is a racer for gamers who crave a real challenge.
70
Super Play
Med ett så här enormt spelinnehåll ställs naturligtvis kravet på variation högt, men om man ska vara ärligt kan man i princip Metropolis Street Racer redan efter ett par tre nivåer. Sedan handlar det mest om samma sak fast med nya bilar och svårare banor. Gillar man upplägget är detta dock helt okej och då får man också enormt mycket läcker bilkörning för pengarna. Det är också möjligt att den inbyggda nätverksfunktionen kan tillföra nya dimensioner i fråga om innehåll och spelformer, när den väl kommer igång. Men till dess är jag bara tveksamt positiv till Metropolis Street Racer. Snyggt och bra, men inte bäst.
70
Planet Dreamcast
As much as I wanted to like Metropolis Street Racer, I simply can't recommend it without reservations. There's no denying the game incorporates a lot of great ideas, and one can't help but appreciate the level of detail with which each environment is presented, but MSR's flaws drag it way down, preventing it from realizing its much anticipated potential. In trying too hard to create a racer that's everything for everybody, ten times the usual bells and whistles attached, Bizarre neglected to focus on polishing MSR's overall driving experience. Not that MSR is a bad game, but there are at least a few other Dreamcast racers I would have to recommend before it. Test Drive: Le Mans, anyone?
67
Game Revolution
Metropolis Street Racer is one of those games that coulda, woulda, shoulda, but didn't. It introduces some great ideas and lets them fall flat. Maybe Bizarre will have another shot at making these ideas work in the future, but until then I'll just have to find a zarf for my finjan.