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R.C. Pro-Am

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MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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2.6
Genesis
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4.0
NES
80
3.7

User Reviews

My personal favourite NES game! NES Luke Eeles (3)
the $#^$% yellow-car cheats! NES Jeff Koerner (32)
One of the few racing games I actually like. NES Pixelspeech (955)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Arcade 1 2.6
Genesis 1 4.0
NES 31 3.7
Combined MobyScore 33 3.6


The Press Says

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100
GenesisSega-16.com
Overall, this game is sure to please racing fans, as well as longtime fans of the original R.C. Pro-Am, and it's a must-have for Genesis owners. There aren't all that many quality racers on the console, and you'd be doing yourself a disservice to miss out on one of the best.
90
NESAll Game Guide
I recommend this game to all ages. It's a rare game indeed that can capture the attention of young and old alike, and have a skill level achievable by amateurs and still hold it's weight with pros.
85
NESThe Games Machine (UK)
Technically superb, RC Pro-Am features overwhelming playability. Its excellent graphics, profusion of enjoyable tunes and professional presentation even put it head and shoulders above other Nintendo games. Scrolling is as smooth as anything yet seen on a console and the fun derived from racing cute cars is unbeatable.
85
NESACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Technically superb, RC Pro-Am features overwhelming playability. Its excellent graphics, profusion of enjoyable tunes and professional presentation even put it head and shoulders above other Nintendo games. Scrolling is as smooth as anything yet seen on a console and the fun derived from racing cute cars is unbeatable.
85
NESPower Play
Technisch ist das Programm ohne Makel. Besonders erwähnenswert sind Musik und Sound- Effekte: fast meint man, einen Amiga vor sich zu haben. Wenn man die Steuerung erst einmal im Griff hat, spielt sich R.C. Pro-Am schlichtweg göttlich. Schmeißt Eure Matchbox Autos weg, kauft Euch ein Nintendo: R.C. Pro-Am ist das spritzigste Autorennen, das ich kenne - und dabei völlig bleifrei.
83
NESVideo Games
So ein Autorennen habt Ihr noch nicht erlebt: Vier Töff-Töffs brummen auf zwei Dutzend Pisten.
76
GenesisPower Play
Einerseits könnte ich Rare um den Hals fallen, auf der anderen Seite sollte man ihnen das Genick brechen: Die Umsetzung ist so originalgetreu, daß man kaum merkt, nicht vor einem NES zu sitzen. Grafik und Sound sind zwar minimal aufgepeppt, doch von neuen Features, mehr Strecken und einer pompöseren Aufmachung ist nichts zu spüren. Wenigstens einen Zwei-Spieler-Modus mit Split-Screen hätten die Jungs einbauen können. Allerdings haben sie eines geschafft: das fast schon geniale Spielgefühl kommt auch jetzt wieder auf. Die Autos lassen sich perfekt steuern, der Einsatz von Waffen sorgt für das herrlich-destruktive Element. Ein simples, aber clever durchdachtes Rennspiel.
75
NESJeuxvideo.com
On comprend aisément pourquoi le titre s'est vendu à plus de deux millions d'exemplaires : avec R.C. Pro-Am, on tient indéniablement un candidat au titre de meilleur jeu de courses 8 bits… En solo. Le mode multijoueur reste en effet le grand absent de la cartouche. Pour le reste, le titre de Rareware signe un quasi sans-faute : avec un gameplay profond, fun et une progression qui gagne en difficulté au fil des circuits, le jeu se révèle addictif et entraînant. Cet ancêtre spirituel de Mario Kart possède donc sa place dans le gratin des meilleurs jeux de course sur la machine de Nintendo. Mais il est difficile de ne pas lui préférer son successeur : meilleur sur tous les points et qui répare l'absence de mode multijoueur...
75
NESThe Video Game Critic
This innovative title introduced several new concepts to the overhead racing genre. R.C. Pro-Am puts you up against three CPU-controlled vehicles on 32 tracks of increasing difficulty. The cars are large for an NES game, and the screen scrolls rapidly as you whiz around the tracks. You can't see too far ahead, but arrows on the road help you anticipate upcoming turns. Still, it can be difficult to make some turns even when you know they're coming. Spicing up the contests are acceleration arrows and the ability to fire missiles at the other racers. These may seem pretty standard by today's standards, but in 1987 they were pretty original. R.C. Pro-Am is still a lot of fun to play, but the AI is undeniably cheap as CPU-controlled cars are almost impossible to shake from your tail.
60
NESComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Some of you may remember my interview with Nintendo boss Bruce Lowry a few months ago and he said that one of the major reasons for the success of the Nintendo is the longevity and playability of the games. He was not kidding!