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.

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Ridge Racer PSP Advanced driving part 2: Why stay on the track like the rest of the pack when you can take a shortcut?
Ridge Racer PSP New car unlocked video
Ridge Racer PSP Car select
Ridge Racer PSP After each race you can view replay of it

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

Gaming Nexus Apr 04, 2005 A+ 100
GameCell UK 2004 10 out of 10 100
GamePro (US) Mar 23, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90
MAN!AC Oct, 2005 90 out of 100 90
Armchair Empire, The Apr 06, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania.de Oct 14, 2005 88 out of 100 88
Wham! gaming 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
Worth Playing Apr 17, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
3DAvenue Aug 18, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine May, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75

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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 (1051) added Ridge Racer (PSP) on Nov 30, 2005