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Stuntcar Extreme (Zodiac)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.8
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5 point score based on user ratings.

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    MAIN

    DRIVERS, PLEASE PROTECT YOUR SIDEBURNS!

    Driving with style, Stuntcar Extreme delivers a unique, fast-paced stunt racing experience in early 80's retro funk flavor. Race against opponents, unlock new tracks and new stunt cars and become the Stunt Champion!

    This is the most extreme form of racing, and only the best of the best, or the craziest of the crazy, participate in the ruthless duels on the dangerous tracks.

    Advanced car physics, fearsome opponents and insane jumps guarantee that the experience will be hair-raising.

    Game Features:

    • Quick Race and Championship game modes
    • Head-to-head wireless multiplayer
    • 20 different cars
    • 7 different stunt tracks
    • Screwball opponents and a tongue-in-cheek story
    • Funky musical tunes
    • Advanced racing physics
    • Fully 3D gameplay




    FEATURES

    CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER!

    Stuntcar Extreme is a fast-paced arcade-style racing game. Go up against fellow drivers on dangerous stunt tracks with numerous obstacles. The fun of stunt racing is made possible with an advanced physics model - the cars have realistic (but exaggerated!) suspension, friction and acceleration. Topped with high quality 3D graphics and funky audio, Stuntcar Extreme is a handful of fun in early 80's flavour!

    GAME MODES

    QUICK RACE

    Instant Stunt Action!

    Pick a car, a track and an opponent.Then hop in the car, get on the track and beat that opponent.

    CHAMPIONSHIP

    Welcome to the Stunt Leagues!

    Beat the other drivers in Duels and gain access to better cars. Earn Stunt Points from Race Events. Get promoted from one league to another by winning the Stunt Cup.

    Stunt racing means cars and bars. Before and after the races, amateurs hang around in the Milkshake Bar, semi-pros chill in the dark and dangerous Stunt Saloon. Only the best make their way to the luxurious Daredevil Lounge.

    Can you make your way to the top and defeat the reigning Stunt Champion - The Duke?

    MULTIPLAYER

    Head-to-head multiplayer gaming over Bluetooth.

    Is your friend racing with a stunt car you don't have in your selection? Beat him on the track to unlock it!

    Multiplayer racing in Stuntcar Extreme is cross-platform compatible - play with a PocketPC against a friend with the Series60 version!




    CARS

    20 DIFFERENT CARS!

    To be a stunt driver, you need a stunt car. Something that looks nice, performs well and is preferably sponsored so you don't pay for gas, tires or repairs.
    Step right up - we have those in abundance!

    SCE PETIT

    HANDLING: 3/5
    TOP SPEED: 1/5
    ACCELERATION: 1/5

    Everyone has to start somewhere, and this is where the beginners get started. The Petit is a solid baseline stunt car. Some would consider it a slug, but that’s only the big players in the higher leagues. All in all it is a very well balanced beginner’s car.

    BUBBLE

    HANDLING: 2/5
    TOP SPEED: 2/5
    ACCELERATION: 2/5

    The Bubble is a classic. Many drivers enjoy its pleasant performance, but handling this car through the curves takes some practice.

    SHERMAN

    HANDLING: 3/5
    TOP SPEED: 3/5
    ACCELERATION: 2/5

    A heavy-duty stunt car built to last. It chugs along at a steady pace and sticks to the road like glue. Many drivers like the car despite some of the sportier offerings in the league.

    NINE-INCH NAIL

    HANDLING: 3/5
    TOP SPEED: 4/5
    ACCELERATION: 2/5

    The dead weight slows the Nine Inch Nail down a bit when it’s accelerating, but after that it’s a ride you’d die for.

    LUXUS DELUXE XL

    HANDLING: 1/5
    TOP SPEED: 4/5
    ACCELERATION: 3/5

    If you disregard all the built-in luxuries, the Luxus has all the characteristics of an average freight train: turns like a slug and brakes for nobody. Its powerful engine is enough to propel it to remarkable speeds, unfortunately you may find the car traveling stubbornly into the direction it happens to be facing at the moment.

    BURT'S 48 SPECIAL

    HANDLING: 1/5
    TOP SPEED: 4/5
    ACCELERATION: 4/5

    It’s all about horsepower, baby, and Burt’s 48 Special delivers. Leave the sissies standing when you kick the pedal to the metal. But you better know how to handle your wheels, since this one’s definitely not for beginners.

    YIN

    HANDLING: 4/5
    TOP SPEED: 3/5
    ACCELERATION: 5/5

    Twin model to Yang, Yin’s design is slightly flawed when it comes to horse powers. Yin more than compensates for this drawback with an experimental compressor capable of reloading the Nitro Boost twice as fast as any other car.

    STUNT COBRA

    HANDLING: 3/5
    TOP SPEED: 4/5
    ACCELERATION: 3/5

    Respected for its quality and overall good characteristics, the Cobra has earned a reputation as a high-quality stunt car.

    Not all cars are shown. Stuntcar Extreme includes hidden cars which are unlocked as the player progresses.




    TRACKS

    RING OF FIRE

    DIFFICULTY: 1/5
    LENGTH: 1/5
    STUNT FACTOR: 3/5

    A fast oval track with ramps and fiery obstacles. It's on the Ring of Fire that the stunt drivers compete for the fastest lap times. Barney Kansas, the legendary Stunt Mogul, is the only driver to have ever completed three laps under 60 seconds.

    GC STUNT TOUR

    DIFFICULTY: 2/5
    LENGTH: 3/5
    STUNT FACTOR: 1/5

    Grand Canyon is a perfect place for stunt driving! Race on the rubble roads and leap over deep chasms. A smart driver knows the short cuts.

    THE METROPOLITAN

    DIFFICULTY: 2/5
    LENGTH: 4/5
    STUNT FACTOR: 5/5

    The most urban stunt track in the league. The Metropolitan has more stunt opportunities than any other track. Collect the stunt multipliers and rack up the Stunt Points!

    ROLLERCOASTER

    DIFFICULTY: 4/5
    LENGTH: 4/5
    STUNT FACTOR: 2/5

    The ups and downs of RollerCoaster have been the doom of many stunt drivers. This winding track has been constructed high on the side of a steep mountain range.

    ICY DRIFTS

    DIFFICULTY: 3/5
    LENGTH: 4/5
    STUNT FACTOR: 2/5

    Racing on a glacier is not for the weak-hearted. Slippery slides and tight curves are a dangerous combination.

    CONSTRUCTION SIGHTS

    DIFFICULTY: 5/5
    LENGTH: 4/5
    STUNT FACTOR: 4/5

    A track for stunt professionals only, Construction Sights is a hair-raising ride through the skeletal structures of a skyscraper construction area. The Daredevil Leap is here, and with the proper stunt multipliers, the stunt point payoff is remarkable.




    CHARACTERS

    SCREWBALL OPPONENTS!

    The Stunt Leagues are home to a number of eccentric characters who find their life divided between cars and bars. While their tastes in milkshakes widely differ, all stunt drivers share the same goal - to become the Stunt Champion and claim to their own the legendary back room of the Daredevil Lounge.

    LUCY

    "HUSH DARLING, I'M TRYING TO CONCENTRATE."

    Although the quality of Lucy's acting skills has been a subject for much debate, criticism has never gotten her down. She's always in high spirits, ready to take on any challenge that her agent sets her up to. The secret Lucy didn't tell even her agent is that she doesn't know how to drive - her turning the wheel and pushing the pedals is just acting.

    HANK

    "LISTEN CHAMP, HERE'S HOW IT GOES..."

    Hank's biggest idol when he was young was David Hasselhoff. As he got older, he also found appreciation and respect for Burt Reynolds and Steve McQueen. A talented stunt driver with an inflated ego, when Hank is not racing on the stunt tracks or hanging around in Milkshake Bar he finds some time for his Mac.

    HIRO

    "YOU NEVER HEAR THE HAND THAT HITS YOU, ROOKIE-SAN."

    Don't let the crocodile smile fool you - underneath is a ruthless stunt driver willing to go to any extent to guarantee his victory. Hiro does not think of opponents, only enemies, and his favorite art of war is to confuse the enemy with a Confucian saying and then take them out. Hiro's extreme dedication to victory has guaranteed his place as a consecutive champion in the Japanese stunt league. He is a dangerous and skilled stunt driver.

    SANJAY

    "SAHIB, ELEPHANTS ARE MORE DIFFICULT THAN STUNT CARS."

    Sanjay's cheeriness comes from his endless supply of bad jokes. While nobody else seems to find them amusing, Sanjay himself is his own best audience. After years of driving in Delhi traffic, Sanjay wanted to try something faster and less crowded. Stunt car racing was the obvious first choice.

    GERARD

    "SURELY, GOOD SIR, YOU DO RECOGNIZE TALENT AND EXPERIENCE."

    Gerard is the last surviving gentleman in the world. A remnant from the glory days of the British empire, Gerard used to work as a chauffeur for Her Majesty. Unfortunate events sent him in search of a new occupation, and somehow Gerard discovered the Stunt League as a source of excitement.


    Contributed by tonic (409) on Jan 27, 2006.