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New York Race (PlayStation 2)

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Description

New York Race is game about future racing. Game is inspired by Luc Besson's film "Fifth Element". There are more than 30 high-tech flying machines to choose and pilot (including the notorious Taxi and the cool police car).

There are four different modes available in NYR, the main one being the Championship mode that takes place over four different categories; Qualification, Beginner, Pro and Expert. Other modes include Single Race, Time Attack and the rather cool Keirin mode, that eliminates the contestant in last place at every checkpoint until the last man remains.

In every race, you can pick up 4 elements which give you an added advantage: Water - leaves a liquid sphere behind you that slows your opponents down if they hit it, Fire - allows you to shoot a homing fireball at your opponents, Earth activates a temporary shield and Air - gives you a speed boost. 3 Dimensional action allows the player complete freedom of movement on a vertical and horizontal axis. The races take place on 12 tracks, which can be unlocked by advancing through levels. The tracks are divided into four districts: Jet Set, Middle Class, Seedy District and China Town.

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There are 20 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Погоня за Пятым элементом" -- Russian spelling (alternative)
  • "Погоня за 5 элементом" -- Russian spelling
  • "NYR: N.Y. Race" -- Game Boy Color in-game title
  • "NYR New York Race: Das Fünfte Element" -- German Title
  • "NY Race: 5th Element" -- GBC title
  • "NYR" -- Official abbreviation

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The Press Says

Gamesmania Jan 18, 2002 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 28, 2001 12 out of 20 60
videospiele.com Jan 07, 2002 54 out of 100 54
PlayFrance Apr 11, 2003 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

This game is inspired by film Fifth Element, The (1997)

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tarmo888 (5316) added New York Race (PlayStation 2) on Apr 22, 2003
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