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Vanishing Point

MobyRank MobyScore
Dreamcast
81
3.7
PlayStation
58
3.7
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Description

Vanishing Point is an arcade style racer featuring real cars and road course style tracks. The main difference between Vanishing Point and countless other racers is that you are never racing directly against other cars, but rather are racing against the clock. Your position at the end of the race depends solely on your time, not on your finishing position relative to other cars. What's more, there are loads of computer controlled cars that are there simply to slow you down.

The standard racing game modes are here: Tournament, Time Trial, and Single Race. One unique feature, however, is the stunt competition. You can compete in a series of events that test various driving skills in timed events. Some example events are the long jump and the slalom.

The selection of cars is quite diverse. You can race vehicles that range from low performance, like a VW Microbus, to high performance, like a Dodge Viper.

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Vanishing Point Dreamcast Gotta love a game with Space Shuttles
Vanishing Point Dreamcast Opening Movie
Vanishing Point Dreamcast Lots of traffic.
Vanishing Point Dreamcast Yee-haw!  Lookit that jump!

Alternate Titles

  • "VP" -- Official abbreviation

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User Reviews

A great game for racing fans. Dreamcast Weston Sharpensteen (32)

The Press Says

Game Vortex Dreamcast Dec, 2000 95 out of 100 95
4Players.de Dreamcast Feb 14, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Netjak Dreamcast Jun 14, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
Defunct Games Dreamcast May 06, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Video Games Dreamcast Jan 03, 2001 83 out of 100 83
GameSpot Dreamcast Jan 04, 2001 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamezone (Germany) Dreamcast Apr 27, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation Apr 26, 2001 7.2 out of 10 72
Power Unlimited PlayStation Apr, 2001 68 out of 100 68
Game Revolution PlayStation Feb, 2001 D+ 33

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