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DescriptionLicensed by the late 2001 World Rally Champion, Richard Burns, this rally game tries to find a niche by adding more depth and realism to the racing experience. This is reflected in the car handling, the influence of the weather and the endless tweaking of the car set-up. There are eight officially licensed cars to choose from, with familiar names such as the Subaru Impreza, Citroen Xsara, Peugeot 206, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo and Toyota Corolla, but you need to unlock them by finishing school lessons, winning a rally or making it to the end of a season.
Next to the usual training, quick races, rally seasons and multiplayer mode (only 4-player 'hot-seat'), you can test your skills in the Richard Burns Challenge, a time trial mode in which get the chance to go head to head with Burns himself. There are 36 stages in total, divided over six countries. The in-game music has been produced by Paul Oakenfold, Andy Hunter, Pepe Deluxe and the Plump DJs.
- "理查德·伯恩斯拉力赛" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "RBR" -- Common abbreviation
- "Rally7" -- Working title
Part of the Following Groups
- Automobile: Citroën Xsara
- Automobile: Hyundai Accent
- Automobile: Mitsubishi Lancer
- Automobile: Peugeot 206
- Automobile: Subaru Impreza
- Automobile: Toyota Corolla
- Licensed title: Athletes
- Richard Burns licensees
- Technology: amBX
- Ubisoft eXclusive releases
|Love letter to the developers of this rally game||PlayStation 2||CoffeeCrack (26)|
|Unmatched Rally Simulation||Windows||cosmo ruski (45)|
|ComputerGames.ro||Windows||Sep 23, 2004||92 out of 100||92|
|Gamezone (Germany)||Xbox||Jul 07, 2004||9 out of 10||90|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Aug 31, 2004||84 out of 100||84|
|Génération 4||Windows||Sep, 2004||81 out of 100||81|
|Joypad||Xbox||Jul, 2004||8 out of 10||80|
|JeuxVideoPC.com||Windows||Sep 28, 2004||16 out of 20||80|
|4Players.de||Xbox||Sep 12, 2004||80 out of 100||80|
|PC Action (Germany)||Windows||Sep 09, 2004||74 out of 100||74|
|Gamekult||PlayStation 2||Jul 16, 2004||7 out of 10||70|
|GameCell UK||Xbox||2004||4 out of 10||40|
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Cancelled GameCube versionA GameCube version of this game was developed too, but it was cancelled halfway though the project due to the bad sales figure GameCube games where showing.
LineageThis game is a descendant to the Rally Championship series of games. Before it was licensed as "Richard Burns", the internal development name for this game was simply Rally7, as in Rally Championship 7.
ModsYou may presume that the game was developed for the consoles and then ported to the PC, as there are no TCP/IP or LAN multiplayer options, but strangely, it is the other way around. Luckily, a programmer called Racer_S developed the multiplayer mod RBRnet which allows you to race against an opponent (ghost car) over a network. You can download the tool here.
PC version media differencesThe PC version was released on DVD in the UK, France, Germany and Australia and on CD-Rom in Spain, Italy, Czech Republic and Poland. As for now, there are no plans for a North American release.
AwardsRichard Burns Rally won four awards at the 2004 Sim-Racing Awards, voted by users at sim racing website Blackhole Motorsports: Best Gameplay, Best Physics Model, Surprise of the Year & Game of the Year!
Related Web Sites
- IGCD Internet Game Cars Database (Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.)
- Richard Burns Rally (Official website)
- Wikipedia: Richard Burns Rally (Information about Richard Burns Rally at Wikipedia)
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Andreas Andersson, Anders Blom, Rickard Björklund, Per Dervall, Tobias Johansson, Daniel Larsson, Thomas Liljetoft, Magnus Lundgren, Kevin Ng, Mattias Olsson, Rodrigo Pérez, Björn Smedman, Lars Wireen, Magnus Lundblad, Björn LundgrenAudio Programmer: