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Critic Reviews

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52
GameSpot (Nov 01, 1999)
Race Across America supports multiplayer gaming over LAN, modem, serial connections, and the Internet, and the multiplayer setup menu also sports options to connect to HEAT and Mplayer. Between multiplayer support, a low price tag, the enviable Harley-Davidson license, and one of the coolest box designs ever, Race Across America will probably be another moneymaker for WizardWorks. And there are probably some gamers out there who'll find enough action here to make this a real bargain. I'm just not one of them.
48
IGN (Oct 04, 1999)
No, this game isn't extreme. It isn't even dangerous. You may be riding a Harley, but you're playing the gaming version of Solitaire, revving through state after state of calm, serene scenery. With a standard racing backdrop to build from, Harley Davidson: Race Across America doesn't fall as hard as some of its brothers and sisters -- but it also refuses to excel. Bad game. Your job is to make me happy. I won't even get lazy on you and say "if you like games of this genre, then you'll love..." -- you won't love this one. I know you like Harleys. I know you go to Sturgis every year -- but until a good representation of your beer-ingesting, road-racing lifestyle is represented on the 3D accelerated screen, I would recommend that you turn down the sound on Powerslide and rock the roads with a little CCR.
44
PC Joker (Dec, 1999)
Mit einer Harley über endlose Highways brettern, das ist seit „Easy Rider“ die motorisierte Version des amerikanischen Traums. Dieses Spiel kann ihn freilich nicht erfüllen: Technische Mängel ersticken jeden Spaß an den sechs authentischen Maschinen (durch Preisgelder aufrüstbar) und acht Rennstrecken leider im Keim. So reagiert die Steuerung via Tastatur oder Stick gleichermaßen überpenibel, die im Stand nach akzeptable Grafik ruckelt trotz optionaler Direct3D-Unterstützung und der Begleitrock ist für echte Hell‘s Angels nur akustisches Valium. Da verspricht die beigelegte Bonus-CD zum Check des Rechners auf Jahr-2000-Kompatibilität fast schon mehr Unterhaltungswert. Schade um die gute Idee: Segas Arcadeautomat zum Thema zeigt doch seit Jahren wie es geht!
38
Das Programm selbst unterliegt aber dem Autobahnraser-Effekt: Soll heißen, hinter großer Aufmachung wird ein minimalistisches "Fahr die staubige Straße lang und trink dabei Dein Sixpack"-Spielchen geboten. Schon prall, so 'ne Landstraße. Könnt ich stundenlang herumtuckern. Was soll ich auch sonst tun?
30
Absolute Games (AG.ru) (Nov 07, 1999)
И вот я, уже почти стоя на пороге и дописывая эту рецензию, подумал, а что если дам HD: RRA три балла за музыку, еще семь за ту неповторимую трансовую философию, что рождает эта неординарная игра, приклею «наш выбор»... А вдруг кто-нибудь не поймет? Вдруг у кого не получится? Оставлю-ка я лучше тогда просто три балла.
25
Gaming Age (Oct 07, 1999)
To be fair, Harley Davidson- Race Across America is at least a notch better than most of the other budget PC titles out there. With a little more work, it may have even passed as a decent regular priced title. But in the end, like I said earlier, you get what you pay for. The game feels cheap, and well, that's because it is cheap. If the game sounds like it may even remotely interest you, then it may be worth your $19. But chances are,
25
Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 10, 1999)
Un jeu qui ne mérite même pas l'appellation tellement il est buggé. Des graphismes et une jouabilité misérable font honte à Harley Davidson et la marque ne doit pas s'y connaître en jeux vidéo pour avoir laissé sortir cet immondice avec son nom marqué dessus.
20
Harley-Davidson: Race Across America is a disaster from beginning to end. When compared to the best simulation, Electronic Arts’ Superbike World Championship, this new release conveys none of the realism of real motorcycle racing. When stacked up against the best arcade motorcycle racer, Ubi Soft’s Redline Racer, this WizardWorks offering provides none of the visual flash or sense of outrageous speed that causes sweat to stain your virtual handlebars. The best I can say is that the box design is fantastic and the cost is only $20, but I am afraid neither of these justifies the purchase.
20
There really isn't much to say about Harley-Davidson Race Across America. In my opinion, it is a waste of the Harley license. The game locks up, handles poorly, and doesn't even look very good when it is running. Had the product gone through more tuning and quality control, there could have been a decent game in here. As it is, it just isn't worth the time or money. Bottom Line: Budget priced, and STILL not worth it.
10
The project budget must have run dry before they got around to making crash animations because it isn't possible to wipe out, and even a head-on collision with another vehicle produces no more than a speed penalty and a pathetic crunching sound. Your bike runs out of gas approximately every sixty seconds, but running on empty simply means that you can't shift higher than second gear, and the AI racers have trouble keeping up with you even then. The game does have a multiplayer mode, but do you really want your friends to know that you purchased this game? We didn't think so.


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