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Street Racer is an ultra-addictive game. There is just the right amount of competition to keep you coming back for more. The short tracks were a bit disappointing but can be made up for by selecting races to go up to 80 laps. If you have never played a Kart type game, this one is as good as any with the added element of combat. I really like the comical fighting aspect of Street Racer. This keeps you in check and reminds you that this game is not trying to be a serious racer but a lighthearted exercise in fun. That is, after all, the reason we play games, isn't it?
All Game Guide
While not nearly as popular as fan favorites Super Mario Kart and Mario Kart 64, Street Racer isn't too far behind in either quality or fun-factor.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I don't know why anyone bothered releasing this Mario Kart clone on the Playstation. The developers were able to include a number of different tracks, but the tracks themselves are uninteresting and sometimes even tedious. The special attacks and abilities of the different racers make for some mild amusement, but it wears thin quickly. If you liked Mario Kart and you want to play it on the Playstation, this is your best bet. But if you're looking for real racing excitement, look elsewhere.
All in all Street Racer is a very playable multi-player racer that will last. The eight player is quite obviously just a gimmick though, because you cannot see enough of the track to stand a chance due to the compressed letterbox format. Street Racer is not as accessible as most games of this ilk and may not appeal to many next-gen heads, but has a good deal of gameplay that will satisfy over the long term.
If you're looking for a little quick-fix kart racing, Street Racer will do the trick. But it's doubtful the game will provide any long term excitement. It's good enough for a weekend rental, but not much more.