DescriptionRidge 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.
- "山脊赛车" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "リッジレーサー" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- PlayStation Greatest Hits releases
- PlayStation Platinum Range releases
- PlayStation the Best series
- Ridge Racer series
|The best racing game for the PS1 !||PlayStation||DANIEL HAWKS ! (1896)|
|A great start||PlayStation||Mik_1_ (18)|
|One of the greatest racing games of all time!!! A true classic!!!||PlayStation||pottyboy (67)|
|Video Games & Computer Entertainment||PlayStation||Sep, 1995||10 out of 10||100|
|GamePro (US)||PlayStation||Sep, 1995||5 out of 5||100|
|Hobby Consolas||PlayStation||Sep, 1995||93 out of 100||93|
|GameFan Magazine||PlayStation||Sep, 1995||92 out of 100||92|
|Coming Soon Magazine||PlayStation||Jan 13, 1996||90|
|CD Player||PlayStation||1996||9 out of 10||90|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||PlayStation||Sep, 1995||8.8 out of 10||88|
|Game Players||PlayStation||Aug, 1995||82 out of 100||82|
|MAXIMUM Magazine||PlayStation||Oct, 1995||80|
|The Video Game Critic||PlayStation||Jul 15, 1999||C+||58|
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1001 Video GamesThe Arcade version of Ridge Racer appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Bonus GameIt'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 CodeThe 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 CodeRidge Racer (Japanese release) has the distinction of having the first Sony games Part Number: SLPS-00001.
References to the GameThis game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song, My Console.
- Game Informer Magazine
- August 2001 (Issue 100) - #51 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Ridge Racer (Information about Ridge Racer at Wikipedia)