Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

XGIII: Extreme G Racing

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Description

XGIII: Extreme G Racing is a futuristic racing game. Six teams are competing to win a racing championship, the player taking control of any of the two riders available in each team. The game retains the action elements of the previous titles: as before, opponents will try to sabotage the race, and the player-controlled character is able to answer them with his own arsenal of weapons.

Unlike the previous installments, weapons cannot be picked up on the road: the player has to purchase them with the money earned after a successful race. All weapons now deplete the player's weapon bar with each shot. Another change is the absence of the "nitro" boosts utilized in the previous entries; they have been replaced with a turbo system, where using the boost drains energy from the player character's shields.

Screenshots

XGIII: Extreme G Racing GameCube Homing Missile Lock On
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 Starting an XG Career. The first step is to select a team to drive for. There are eight teams with two drivers per team
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 At the start much of the game is locked. Here the time trial mode was selected but all the courses are locked.
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 Credits earned in racing are used to upgrade the player's machine

Alternate Titles

  • "XG3: Extreme-G Racing" -- European title
  • "XG3" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Pretty Average PlayStation 2 piltdown_man (68899)

The Press Says

IGN GameCube Nov 28, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Digital Press - Classic Video Games GameCube Jul 23, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Netjak GameCube May 22, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Oct 12, 2001 84 out of 100 84
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 04, 2001 83 out of 100 83
GameSpy GameCube Dec 21, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Feb, 2002 8.25 out of 10 82
N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Feb, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 08, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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