Top Gear Rally 2 (Nintendo 64)

Top Gear Rally 2 Nintendo 64 Select cup


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Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
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IGN (Dec 06, 1999)
My initial impression that TGR2 was just another generic rally racer changed as soon as I actually spent some quality time with the game's championship mode. It may not have its predecessor's slick visuals and advanced physics, but TGR2 still emerges as a very playable, and most importantly, unique rally experience. Just look at all the features Saffire added to raise the bar for console rally racing: vehicle upgrades, team-based racing, sponsorship support, equipment breakdown, rally school driving, car/terrain interaction, random track generation, and so on. As crowded as the N64 racing genre is, this game offers something unique that's well worth your attention. Another quality Top Gear title from Kemco. I can't wait to see what this series does on Dolphin.
Video Games (Jan, 2000)
Auf den ersten Blick wirkt das Game wie ein Durchschnitts-Racer, offenbart aber spätestens im Championship-Modus seine Stärken. Je länger man spielt, umso besser kennt man die Strecken und kann somit mehr Preisgelder scheffeln. Top Gear Rally 2 hält genau die Waage zwischen Simulation und Arcade-Racer, wobei erfreulicherweise vor allem der Spielspaß Priorität hat. Einzig das nicht wirklich mitreißende Speedfeeling und die nicht gerade umwerfende Grafik geben Grund zur Kritik.
Total! (Germany) (Jan, 2000)
Der wichtigste Aspekt ist und bleibt aber der vermittelte Spielspaß. Auf diesem Gebiet kann man Saffire keinen Vorwurf machen. Die fünf Cups mit ihren zahlreichen Pisten, der stetig wachsende Fuhrpark, die Führerscheinprüfungen, der Zweispieler-Teammodus, der Vierspieler-Modus und nicht zuletzt der Streckeneditor bieten reichlich Abwechslung, und halten euch locker bei der Stange. Die Mischung aus arcademäßiger Streckenführung mit ebensolchem Fahrverhalten und dem hypersensiblen Car-Damage-System macht Top Gear Rally 2 zu einer empfehlenswerten Besonderheit unter den realistischen N64-Rennspielen.
GameSpot (Oct 29, 1999)
Top Gear Rally 2 makes some definite improvements over the original, and while it doesn't cater to all the realism that hard-core rally fans expect, it certainly proves to be a good little racer. Casual fans of multiterrain racing will be pleased with the simplistic layout and complete upgrade system, but those looking for a fully licensed and realistic rally racer might wish to look elsewhere.
With realistic physics, a plethora of car options, and a large number of track varieties, Top Gear Rally 2 will be a sure-fire hit among racing fans, especially rally racing fans. Players can go through a challenging school to learn the ins and outs of manipulating a vehicle to the finish line. As drivers finish races, their sponsors chip in more and more money, letting racers upgrade their cars with better equipment. Racers can join different teams. Five different championship cups await the eager driver. The accurate physics adjust for weather conditions, car damage, even tire type. It's an impressive offering, and a worthy sequel to Top Gear Rally.
As a whole, Top Gear Rally 2 is a great racing game. The Team Championship mode is worth the price of admission alone. And the fact that it's a realistic yet forgiving racing game, along with the true point-to-point racing, makes for a fresh Nintendo 64 racing experience. You owe it to yourself to give this game a try.
Top Gear Rally 2 är ett slags arkadrallyspel som byggts ut med en hel del taktiska kringfunktioner. Och det har vi ju sett lyckade exempel på förr. Problemet är bara att den här gången överträffar spelidéerna och originalitet själva utförandet med hästlängder. Det är helt enkelt, och som vanligt, för lite bilkänsla och för bristfällig grafik för att leva upp till de förväntningar som byggs upp i alla valmenyerna. Top Gear Rally 2 är ett spel som bör testas före köp.