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Motorhead (Windows)

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Written by  :  Trixter (8736)
Written on  :  Oct 01, 1999
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

A great game for PC racing fans to graduate to.

The Good

Motorhead is the nearly-perfect embodiment of beauty, speed, style, and form in a racing game. The handling is fairly true-to-life (or, at least, as true-to-life as racing 20 years in the future would be), with firm suspension and realistic tire grip.

Display: The display engine is not only fast has almost no scenery pop-up whatsoever. If you're lucky enough to own a 3D accelerator, especially one that supports 32-bit color rendering, the distant scenery flows onto the screen smoother than butter.

Music: From a demomusic veteran, the music ranges from light and airy to urgent and insistent. While some music tracks are weak, there are none that are bad.

The Bad

The "easy" difficulty level is too easy. The medium level is hard. The hard level is insane. Unless you're a veteran of PC racing, the game will appear quite difficult to you.

The control of the cars is misleading at first; the setting is futuristic, which implies arcade-like handling and control of your vehicle, but the handling, suspension, etc. are close to "normal" for sports cars. It takes getting used to.

The Bottom Line

If you're good at racing games and want a strong challenge, check this out. And if you don't have a 3D accelerator card, buy a 32-bit color rendering card like the Viper V550 (TNT-based) so you can get the 32-bit color version with the gorgeous rendering.