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Pulse Racer (Xbox)

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Description

Pulse Racer is a racing game set in 2024 in futuristic vehicles that resemble karts. They have weaponry power-ups, where the car is linked directly to the driver, allowing the player to speed up at the cost of the character's heart rate and to race on life energy instead of fuel. Included are quick race, time trial, career, and multiplayer modes. Also of interest is the INFINITRAX system, which generates custom tracks that can be saved on the hard disk. While progressing through the game the game, more and more sliders are unlocked, allowing heavier customization of the maps.

Some of the weapons are mines, plasma beams and missiles. When the vehicle is stressed because of consistently using the unlimited speed boost, the character will have a heart attack and flatline. They then need to stop for a short moment to recover. Characters are visible inside the vehicles. By pulling the characters you can make the characters shoot beams that attach themselves to orbs around the track. That way they can grab onto poles to propel themselves forward or to take sharper corners. Most of the turning is also done by having the characters lean.

There are nine vehicles and fifteen tracks, and up to four players can compete offline on a split screen.

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The Press Says

XboxAddict Jan 22, 2003 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot Jan 09, 2003 3.3 out of 10 33
Worth Playing Feb 19, 2003 3 out of 10 30
IGN Dec 13, 2002 1.9 out of 10 19
Gaming Target Sep 09, 2003 1.8 out of 10 18

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qwertyuiop (32541) added Pulse Racer (Xbox) on May 23, 2010