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Ridge Racer (PlayStation)

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Description

Ridge Racer is an arcade racer that puts the emphasis on speed and fun rather than on realistic driving simulation. Choose from 4 fantasy cars (plus 9 more that you must unlock yourself) and go race in a series of equally fantastical tracks against a series of computer controlled oponents as well as the clock itself.

Other additions to the game come in the form of a hidden "extra" mode, and a music player that allows you to play any of the 6 included cd tracks as well as your own music cds.

Screenshots

Ridge Racer PlayStation The graphics aren't bad.
Ridge Racer PlayStation Rankings
Ridge Racer PlayStation Struggling for a better position.
Ridge Racer PlayStation Unlocked cars have names from previous Namco games.

Alternate Titles

  • "山脊赛车" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "リッジレーサー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The best racing game for the PS1 ! DANIEL HAWKS ! (1910) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
A great start Mik_1_ (18) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
One of the greatest racing games of all time!!! A true classic!!! pottyboy (67) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Sep, 1995 5 out of 5 100
Edge Dec 22, 1994 9 out of 10 90
CD Player 1996 9 out of 10 90
Coming Soon Magazine Jan 13, 1996 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Sep, 1995 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Players Aug, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Retrogaming History Feb 11, 2009 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Nov 25, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Jul 15, 1999 C+ 58

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Ridge Racer appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Bonus Game

It's possible to play a Galaxian variant in the game's pre-loader. When successfully having destroyed all the Galaxians, 8 extra vehicles will be available to drive in Ridge Racer.

Game Code

The entire game code is about 4 MB (music not included). It's possible to play the game without the music. When the game has been loaded, remove the disc from the PlayStation and play the entire game without the disc.

Product Code

Ridge Racer (Japanese release) has the distinction of having the first Sony games Part Number: SLPS-00001.

References to the Game

This game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song, My Console.

Awards

  • Game Informer Magazine
    • August 2001 (Issue 100) - #51 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
Information also contributed by BurningStickMan, Goteki45 and PCGamer77.

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Zovni (9355) added Ridge Racer (PlayStation) on May 09, 2002
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