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A visually stunning GBA racer with decent, but flawed gameplay. Sycada (191) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall User Score (6 votes) 3.7

Critic Reviews

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Die bekannte V-Rally-Serie kann nun auch einen GBA-Ableger vorweisen - und was für einen! Herzstück ist der Karriere-Modus, der den Piloten durch sechs Länder über zahlreiche Strecken rund um die Welt führt. Bleifuß-Raser müssen aufpassen, denn eine zu rabiate Fahrweise wirkt sich irgendwann negativ auf das Fahrverhalten der lizenzierten Fahrzeuge aus. Besonders hervorzuheben ist die umwerfende 3D-Grafik, die es in dieser Qualität noch nie auf dem GBA zu sehen gab. Sogar an Details wie Feuer im Auspuff oder Frontscheiben wurde gedacht. Der Sound beschränkt sich während des Rennens auf Motorengeräusche, Musik gibt es nur in den Menüs. Die Steuerung ist tadellos, so dass V-Rally 3 insgesamt die bislang beste Rallyesimulation für den GBA ist.
85 (Jun 25, 2002)
Spectaculaire, voilà comment qualifier ce jeu. Sachant allier le plaisir d'un gameplay de rêve à la prouesse graphique d'une vitrine technologique V-Rally nous scotche littéralement devant notre portable qui ne cesse de nous étonner. C'est le jeu que les fans de simulation détenteurs de GBA attendaient sûrement. La preuve que l'on peut faire de la bonne simu sur GBA (et sûrement tout un tas d'autres choses). Une énorme baffe.
GameSpy (Nov 26, 2002)
Overall, V-Rally 3 is a fun racer with a decent shelf life, but it's a bit too flawed to keep up with the competition.
GameSpot (Dec 17, 2002)
Driving games have really evolved in the past few years. Aside from looking much better than ever before, driving games have managed to achieve an exceptional level of realism in a genre that was once extremely simple. Now many driving games attempt to include real-world physics that end up making high-speed races more of a challenge, requiring you to really know the limits of your vehicle and the value of what a little tuning in the garage might bring. Considering that the current generation of driving games is largely made possible by the processing power of today's game systems, you probably wouldn't expect a Game Boy Advance driving game to be on par with the titles on standard consoles. Yet a handful of GBA driving games have excelled, and one of them is V-Rally 3, which features exceptional graphics and great handling.
80 (UK) (Jul 28, 2002)
It seems odd that I'm summarising a game with so many problems and all I can think about is how much I want to finish so I can dart off and play it again, but in truth, I really am! Despite its flaws, V-Rally 3 is an extremely enjoyable racer - it falls some way short of Mario Kart Super Circuit and Konami Krazy Racers in the handheld racing genre, but it's a very different game to those two, and if you fancy some light-hearted rally driving of a PlayStation calibre on your handheld, this is the answer. Just don't expect to be uncovering new things for too long.
IGN (Oct 28, 2002)
As awesome as V-Rally 3 looks, it doesn't impress quite as much in the playability department. 3D graphics can only take a game so far, and while this game is a decent racer, it just can't come close to how well Ubi Soft's Colin McRae Rally 2.0 drives on the GBA. The game attempts to be a rally simulator, but ends up being more of an arcade-style racer because there's little technique necessary in getting through the locations' challenges. But if you're looking to see what your GBA is able to do graphically, V-Rally 3 will definitely wow you with its visuals.
GameZone (Dec 16, 2002)
V-Rally 3 is great to look at, but it falls a little short in terms of gameplay. The AI is simplistic and the collision problems can cause much undue frustration. However, if you want a title that will dazzle you with amazing graphics, then V-Rally 3 puts on a great show.
Vissa problem, såsom dåligt ljud och något låg svårighetsgrad, till trots så måste det sägas att V-Rally 3 är en helgjuten produktion. Processorns relativa svaghet har man klipskt använt till sin fördel och resultatet är ett spel som imponerar med lika delar grafik och känsla. Låt det inte finnas några tvivel på att V-Rally 3 är det bästa köpet en rallyfantast kan införskaffa till sin (i mitt fall rosa) spelkrabat.