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Sierra and Papyrus bring over their NASCAR series to the Playstation.

The game presents three different game modes: Arcade Race, Simulation Race, and Simulation Testing. While the Arcade Race mode let's the player jump right into the fray after choosing their difficulty level (either rookie,veteran, or ace), the Simulation Race mode features a lot more customization options for the player to take into consideration.

Simulation Race mode lets the player tweak their vehicles fuel usage, cross weights, tire pressure, the alignment of the camber and stagger of the wheels, the aerodynamics (air dam and spoiler), the shocks, and the gear ratios. The game also offers a Simulation Testing mode to let the player test these settings on the race track without the interference of other drivers.

Both Arcade and Simulation Race modes let the player compete in a full 31-race championship season. After each race, players earn points depending on which position they placed in, which then affects their place in the season standings.

The game features 16 licensed NASCAR tracks such as the Red Rock Raceway and the Bull Run Raceway. 3 of these tracks also have a nighttime version. There is also 2 fantasy tracks available to race on. The game also features 20 real NASCAR drivers from the 1996 season, and their respective car details.

Options include having either automatic or manual shifting, setting the race length (either 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100% of the laps depending on the track), setting the opponents' strength (between 80% and 120%), setting the car damage to either arcade, full, or off, and turning on or off braking help, yellow flags, and the pace lap.


NASCAR Racing PlayStation Main menu

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Critic Reviews

GameSpot Dec 01, 1996 8.1 out of 10 81
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Video Games Nov, 1996 75 out of 100 75
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov, 1996 13.8 out of 20 69
Mega Fun Nov, 1996 62 out of 100 62
Game Revolution Jun 04, 2004 D- 16


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Alaka (90653) added NASCAR Racing (PlayStation) on Apr 03, 2011
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