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What more is there to say? Don't even think about picking up ATV: Quad Power Racing. This game must have been in development for a whole two weeks, either that, or it's a left over first generation PSX title. In a more direct manner of speaking, the game's crap with a capitol "C"... ah, capitalize the whole word. Please, do something more productive with your time than wasting it with this title.
While there may be some ATV enthusiasts out there who will get enough out of ATV: Quad Power Racing to warrant a rental, those who are only mildly into the sport will be disappointed by the game's repetitive graphics, steep learning curve, and overall lack of variety or fun.
To finish this review, I will notify everybody that ATV: Quad Power Racing has been destroyed, processed through the trash compactor, then thrown into the recycling bin. I'm sorry Acclaim, Dave Mirra may have been great, but ATV is trash, this is another big waste of money, instead of picking up ATV, use that for either Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX or save it for PS2. Awful visuals, awful gameplay, ultimately horrible sound, with lackluster control and little to no replay value show that ATV: Quad Power Racing was obviously rushed.
Acclaim steps to the line to publish Climax's ATV: Quad Power Racing, an off-road ATV racer that will sap the happiness and energy out of all who play it.
I ain't getting' cranky in my old age, I just expect more from the developers and publishers when it comes to anything they offer the consumer that costs money. The damn game should, at least, be fun right? If any other company has tackled trying to do a 4-wheel racer and has met with similar results, I can understand why this one is billed as, "...the only Quad racer in the world, period." Perhaps this means that unlike, Quarterback Club 2000 and 2001, they won't actually try this again? Well, let's hope for now anyway. We'll see what they can do to revive this lame duck next time.
To sum up how underdeveloped ATV is, we only need mention the fact that, should you opt for analogue control, the game will switch it off during the race – no provocation required! With games of this calibre surfacing about Sony like turds in a swimming pool, Sega and Nintendo must be thankful for their meagre third-party support right now.