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Top Gear 2 (SNES)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A thrilling little racer, nothing unique but the best of its kind on the SNES Martin Smith (63054) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.3
Overall MobyScore (10 votes) 4.3

The Press Says

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GamePro (US)
Indianapolis 500-style, hardcore circuit racing fans may want to steer clear, 'cause Top Gear 2 is just a joyride. What a joy it is though! There aren't mega improvements over the last version, but who cares? This sequel is stylin'.
Game Zero
Top Gear is one of my favorite racing games, just for the fun of it. The sequel maintains the fun while adding several more elements, and improving the graphics and sound. A simply incredible racing game, Top Gear II is my current favorite racing game on the market today. I will admit the graphics are not quite as sharp as some of the flashy games out there, but you can't beat the play control of this cart. Once I start to see FX chips in more and more games I am hoping a Top Gear III will be slated for release!!
Game Players
A great racing game has been made better, with 64 tracks and 16 countries. You can race on the full screen even in one-player mode this time around, and the split-screen two-player mode's still hot.
Total! (Germany)
Top Gear 2 ist Freunden schneller Rennspiele, die nicht unbedingt Realismus sondern viel Action erwarten, absolut zu empfehlen.
Mega Fun
Im Grunde ist Top Gear 2 ja ein anspruchsloses Geschüre, aber wer einmal mit Nitros durch Nacht und Nebel gebrettert ist, der wird dem Modul spätestens ab dann einiges abgewinnen können. Auf Dauer bieten die Rennstrecken zwar nicht genug Abwechslung, die Power Ups und der Zwei-Spieler-Modus machen dagegen wieder viel wett, denn dann erst wird so richtig bis aufs Blut um jeden Platz gefightet. Die Grafik wurde gegenüber dem ersten Teil noch etwas verbessert (besonders die Kutschen wurden deutlich größer gezeichnet), soundmäßig hat sich nicht viel getan; nur die FX klingen jetzt deutlich realistischer, je nachdem, welche Extras Ihr schon eingeheimst habt. Fans vom ersten Teil und Freaks, die ein unkompliziertes Rennspiel suchen, werden auf jeden Fall bestens bedient.
Consoles Plus
Malgré de beaux graphismes, Top gear 2 utilise trop peu les capacités de la Super Nintendo. On a vu beaucoup mieux en matière de course!
Game Freaks 365
There is a multiplayer option as well to add some replay value to the game, but it is a challenging game, so novice racing game people like myself will have to work at it a bit before they are able to do very well against the computer. Still, the game is fun enough that you will want to keep playing until you figure out how to do well at it. If you are in the market for a racing game on the SNES, this would be a good choice.
Super Play Magazine UK
The excellent road gives a great sensation of speed, and the two-player mode is especially good fun, with a player who's lagging behind by miles suddenly shooting into the lead because he's been saving up all his nitros. But perceptive players will soon spot that all you're really doing is keeping your thumb on the accelerator while weaving from side to side for after after hour, which will induce boredom before too long.
So, just another sequel. It’s nothing new. It won’t take the world by storm. Things have moved on from this, surely?