Ridge Racer (PSP)

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Description

Ridge Racer is about speed and cool power sliding. The game features a nice selection of 24 tracks, 58 cars and music from all previous RR-games and in all aspects is faithful to the series' spirit. There are many game modes in the game, like a world tour-mode where player competes on the courses in order to earn new cars and tracks, Time Attack where one races around the tracks against time and also a multiplayer mode, which supports the ad-hoc, meaning that up to eight players can race against each other with only one game disc, with one player hosting, and others joining.

Screenshots

Ridge Racer PSP Boosting
Ridge Racer PSP Advanced driving part 1: Why bother going straight when you can overtake your opponents by going sideways?
Ridge Racer PSP Title screen
Ridge Racer PSP New car unlocked video

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GameCell UK 2004 10 out of 10 100
EmpireOnline.com 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
1UP Mar 18, 2005 A 100
Game Chronicles Apr 12, 2005 9.7 out of 10 97
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Aug 26, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Aug 31, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Video Games Daily Jan 05, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games May 01, 2005 9 out of 10 90
TTGamer Aug 18, 2005 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Jan 14, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Ridge Racers appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Bonus game

The racing game you can play while loading up Ridge Racer is the 1981 arcade title New Rally-X.

References

One tour in the PRO series pits you against Namco's mascot character Pac-Man. You must race him on two tracks while he keeps boosting away with his propeller driven car. After you beat him, his car is yours.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #2 PSP Game of the Year
    • 2005 – PSP Racing Game of the Year
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Evilhead (1048) added Ridge Racer (PSP) on Nov 30, 2005