|The worst racer I've ever played||Kasey Chang (3655)|
|AI||How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be||1.5|
|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||2.0|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||3.0|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||1.5|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||1.5|
|Overall MobyScore (2 votes)||1.9|
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Boss Rally is a fun and fast game that looks good and sounds good. Any fan of arcade racing will surely enjoy everything this game has to offer, especially the customizing and the great special effects. Even the average gamer will certainly find something to enjoy, whether it is the nice graphics or the great music. The most outstanding features definitely had to be the 3d accelerated effects and the music tracks that had to have been performed by an actual band. If you want a fun and simple game that looks good and sounds nice, but isn't the most complicated, top of the line, or even expensive, then this is it what you want.
All Game Guide
The box states "After Boss Rally, life in the fast lane will seem pretty dull." Unfortunately, Boss Rally seems to be stuck in the left-hand turn lane waiting for the green arrow. It's not that it's an entirely bad racing game, but it's not necessarily a fun one either.
PC Player (Germany)
Wie bei jedem neuen Spiel startete ich erst einmal im »Quick Race«-Modus – und fing fast an zu lachen. Zu niedlich waren die Autos mit ihren vielleicht 20 Polygonen, die Strecken erinnern an naive Malerei mit 3D-Filterung. Doch flugs das Lenkrad angeschlossen, und schon bald stellte sich heraus, daß die Wagen nett durch die Kurven schleudern und man hier tatsächlich einiges durch fahrerisches Können machen kann. Die Gegner allerdings verhalten sich zum einen unsäglich doof und fahren zum zweiten wie auf Schienen, selbst dann, wenn Sie sie absichtlich rammen oder sich gar vor ihrem Kühler postieren. Außerdem müssen Sie in den Qualifikationsrennen 19 andere Autos überholen, wobei die einzige Herausforderung darin besteht, daß einige davon schon mit einer Runde Vorsprung gestartet sein müssen.
There are a few reasons that I felt I HAD to rate this game so low. One is that there isn’t anything here that makes me want to keep playing it. The absent AI makes this an exercise of knowing when to accelerate and when to brake (ignore the other cars -- they’re only hollow). Two is the fact that it’s just not that much fun. There are plenty of games out there that would fall into the “Fast Paced 3D Arcade Racing!” camp. In fact there are some pretty darn good games that could license the slogan for their box . . . Boss Rally just doesn’t seem to live up to that billing.
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
A well below average console conversion. Spend your cash elsewhere, or be doomed to certain torture. You have been warned.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Based on what I now know, Boss Rally cannot hold a candle to Digital Illusions’ forthcoming Rally Masters, just renamed Test Drive Rally now that it is part of Infogrames’ lineup. So if you want fun rally racing, wait for that one. There is not a single feature of Boss Rally conceived and executed in an innovative and superior way. Even so, the makers of this offering seem to be blissfully unaware of just how far behind the rest of the playing field they really are. The game box states, “After Boss Rally, life in the fast lane will seem pretty dull.” Well, let me tell you, after racing in this title, even my run-of-the-mill daily routine seems thrilling by comparison.
Warum nur hat Southpeak dieses schon auf dem N64 flaue Rennspielchen auf PCs portiert? Grafik, Strecken, Fahrgefühl und Vehikel sind lachhaft. Nur der nette Soundtrack bewahrt Boss Rally vor dem Totalschaden.
Spel för Alla
Okej det finns väl vissa ljuspunkter som att du kan måla om din bil. Även grafiken och vädereffekterna är relativt bra. Men på det stora hela gör Boss Rally ingen gladare. Mig lämnade den bara med känslan att nagelpetning hade varit en meningsfullare sysselsättning än en timme med detta rallyspel.
Gaming Entertainment Monthly
A while back Sierra Sports did a smart move and admitted that Football Pro '99 was a bad game, and had the game pulled from the shelves. Southpeak should do the same with this game to save face. If you do actually purchase this game, at most you might get thirty minutes of enjoyment, but check the back of your receipt to see what the return policy is on the game.
Game Over Online
In conclusion, this game lacked in graphics, sound, AI, and had very little replay value. I can't believe that SouthPeak Interactive put this game out under their name. Compared to the other games they've made, like Men in Black, this game was a dud. This game looked more like a programmer's at-home project that managed to leak out. If you see this game in the store, just keep on walking until you see a game like Dethkarz or Need for Speed 3. If, however, you do buy this game, please tell yourself that you are only buying it to support SouthPeak Interactive to fund a much better game later on.