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Description

San Francisco Rush 2049 for Game Boy Color is a loose adaptation of the arcade/console game of the same name. Besides employing 2D graphics appropriate to the platform, it features different tracks and a limited selection of modes and cars.

The game includes five different cars (all of which handle differently) and nine tracks. Only the first track can be chosen from the start. Subsequent tracks are unlocked by placing third place or higher in a circuit race on the previous track. Once a track is unlocked, it can also be used for a time trial race.

The races are shown in a pseudo-3D bird's eye view, with tunnels and signs sometimes obscuring the racers. A major gameplay element is picking up power-up icons: the turbo icon delivers a short speed burst, necessary for beating the competition. There is also a grip icon that temporarily improves handling. Oil slicks on the tracks should be avoided.

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San Francisco Rush 2049 Game Boy Color Options. Steering: Point or Turn.
San Francisco Rush 2049 Game Boy Color Track 1.
San Francisco Rush 2049 Game Boy Color Full Race Mode. Select a track. 3rd place unlocks track 2.
San Francisco Rush 2049 Game Boy Color Track 9. Ready...

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Consoles Plus Feb, 2001 65 out of 100 65
64 Power / big.N / N Games Dec, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Super Play (Sweden) Feb, 2001 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot Sep 18, 2000 3.6 out of 10 36
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 26, 2001 7 out of 20 35
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Apr, 2001 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20
Gamekult Dec 25, 2000 1 out of 10 10

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Terok Nor (27399) added San Francisco Rush 2049 (Game Boy Color) on Oct 08, 2016