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Re-Volt (Windows)

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Description

For years, the Toy-Volt company has been producing toys and games for children all over the world. Within months of introducing their first products, Toy-Volt shot to the top! No one could put their finger on exactly what it was that made the toys so popular. Sure, they employed the best designers and marketers in the world, but there was something else about Toy-Volt toys, something almost.... magic. Now, their newest R/C cars really start to live!

Re-Volt is a racing game where you take control over one of more than 28 R/C cars and drive on one of the 13 tracks. The tracks are varied, and include a toy shop, a supermarket, a luxury liner and more. It is possible to play a "reversed" (backwards) or "mirror" (reversed left and right) variety of each track. There are also 4 levels of realism to choose from.

There are a couple of single- and multiplayer game modes to choose from. There's a Single Race, where you complete a single track while competing with several computer-controlled opponents; a Championship, where you try to complete a series of races in hopes of finishing on the top; and Multiplayer, where you play with live opponents. There's also a Time Trial, where you're alone on the track, and simply try to get as best a time as possible; a Practice mode, where you're free to drive around a track to learn its structure and shortcuts; and the Stunt Arena, where you drive around a special arena and try to collect stars situated in hard-to-reach places.

In Single Race, Championship and Multiplayer there are power-ups scattered throughout the track; picking them up gives you a one-use random power, such as missiles to launch at pesky opponents, a star to temporarily freeze competitors in place or a lightning bolt, which makes your car shock opponents nearby to make them stop.

Screenshots

Re-Volt Windows Language Selection
Re-Volt Windows Car selection
Re-Volt Windows Loose ball! There aren't many racing games where basketballs are dangerous obstacles.
Re-Volt Windows I see stars! Re-volt can look real pretty, especially in scenes like this solar system display in the museum levels.

Alternate Titles

  • "Re-Volt Classic" -- iPad title
  • "Revolt" -- Common spelling

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User Reviews

The best arcade-style racing game ever made! LaserBeams (4) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
How can this be? Paul Budd (333) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Classic racing gameplay at its finest BillyMaysFan59 (75) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Power Unlimited Oct, 1999 8.6 out of 10 86
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Sep 03, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com Aug 20, 1999 17 out of 20 85
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 1999 83 out of 100 83
JeuxVideoPC.com Jan 02, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Gamesmania 1999 80 out of 100 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 1999 80 out of 100 80
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1999 78 out of 100 78
FiringSquad Sep 11, 1999 70 out of 100 70

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Trivia

References

In the various "Toy World" levels, you can see stand-up arcade machines that have the game Pole Position playing on the screens.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2000 (Issue #188) – Sleeper Hit of the Year

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robotriot (8637) added Re-Volt (Windows) on Nov 02, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (268549), Brolin Empey (700) and Kabushi (125943)