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Written by  :  Luke Eeles (3)
Written on  :  Dec 12, 2009
Platform  :  NES
Rating  :  4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

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My personal favourite NES game!

The Good

The arcade style makes this game very enjoyable. It has a good sense of speed, loose yet like-able physics so its easy to pick up and play, and since its from Rare, it has a charm that isn't matched. The game has good graphics for 1988, and due to the menus and environments, its the best way to describe a "keep it simple" game.

The Bad

There isn't any save function so you had to restart from the beginning each time. There isn't a multiplayer option either. But my biggest gripe is the same as everybody else's. In the game, you drive a red car. Your opponents drive light green, baby blue and orange/peach cars. The green and blue cars aren't the problem; now, I don't know if this is a glitch or it was coded this way, but the orange car just randomly boosts up to the alleged speed of 127 MPH, when even with all the upgrades, the fastest car goes 108 MPH. It is impossible to win.

The Bottom Line

A very fun classic game that you'll go back to, with a charm that doesn't last in today's racing games. Shame it won't be on Virtual Console. Still, it's pretty cheap to buy, even boxed.