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I love the guided missiles, but the mines are a real pain because it's hard to see them coming. Still, they are often your only defense when someone is lighting you up from behind. At a framerate of 24 frames per second, it's not quite as pretty as Ridge Racer, but it's close. The tracks are intriguing in design, but there's not much to see in the post-apocalyptic background. Sections of the track are often flooded with water or mud. Too bad that water doesn't put out the fire when your car gets damaged. When things start heating up, you can pull into a pit stop for repairs. These pit stops are fast and easy, and allow you to reload your weapons as well. Each of the six distinct racers has a set of humorous (and poorly acted) videos. Racing on the 3DO doesn't get much better than this. Note: This game did not work on my Goldstar system.
Crash'n Burn è una sorpresa, davvero non gli avrei dato 2 lire, ma sa colpire, anche senza eccellere. La dimostrazione che bastano piccoli tasselli per rendere un gioco bello!
Of course, 3DO wouldn't be viable if it didn't have something for older kids and teens. Included with the basic system is Crash 'N BURN, a postapocalyptic racing game that's great fun if you excuse two basic flaws: You can't crash, and you rarely burn. Still, crisp video clips of your insane opponents (who look like extras from a Mad Max movie), dazzling scenery, and a high degree of challenge make this one a natural for the pre- driver's ed set.
There are some disappointments. Quite a few, in fact. The sound’s not great for one thing. In true American style the tunes are bland and rock-based. And then there’s your car – it isn’t the most responsive thing in the world. You have to start turning early in order to negotiate the corners. But even if you don’t, your car can’t fall off the edge of the track. And remembering this is a CD-only system, the loading times are a bit offputting – they’re especially bad considering the 3DO’s 300K/s drive, and this is something that becomes more and more noticeable. As the first game for the 3DO this is impressive enough, and certainly challenging. But then for $699 (with free 3DO machine) what do you expect?
If you're into racing/combat games there's nothing better on the system and few better on any 32-bit console. The blasting is fast, the tracks are big, and expertly designed, and it's generally a great title!
This CD game scores as the first of it's kind. It's a radical ride, a tantalizing look at the potential of 3DO gaming and a satisfactory workout. Crash 'n Burn definitely sets your imagination on fire.
Obwohl es sich hier um ein Produkt der ersten Generation handelt, beeindruckt es durch brillante Grafik und gute Spielbarkeit. Auch die Scroll-Geschwindigkeit stellt das kritische Testerauge zufrieden.
Pari réussi pour le jeu « phare » de la 3do, un très bon jeu de course (dont peut être wipe out s’est inspiré finalement : les circuits a bosses, les armes futuristes, la musique techno…) fun et qui creusait un gros fossé technologique avec les jeux des autres machines. Le jeu aurait pu être une bombe si le mode deux joueurs avait été présent, un oubli impardonnable puisqu’un tel mode de jeu m’aurait peut être incité à y jouer encore plus longtemps avec mes amis boutonneux de l’époque (et d’où la note un peu basse, que j’aurai mise à 17 avec le mode deux joueurs).
A system this high priced better be astounding, but Crash 'n' Burn for the 3DO is not enough to 'sell' the system. The actor digitization is very well done, but the access time is too long! A complex and exciting game once you you get into it.