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New York Race is game about future racing. Game is inspired by Luc Besson's film "Fifth Element". There are more than 30 high-tech flying machines to choose and pilot (including the notorious Taxi and the cool police car).

There are four different modes available in NYR, the main one being the Championship mode that takes place over four different categories; Qualification, Beginner, Pro and Expert. Other modes include Single Race, Time Attack and the rather cool Keirin mode, that eliminates the contestant in last place at every checkpoint until the last man remains.

In every race, you can pick up 4 elements which give you an added advantage: Water - leaves a liquid sphere behind you that slows your opponents down if they hit it, Fire - allows you to shoot a homing fireball at your opponents, Earth activates a temporary shield and Air - gives you a speed boost. 3 Dimensional action allows the player complete freedom of movement on a vertical and horizontal axis. The races take place on 12 tracks, which can be unlocked by advancing through levels. The tracks are divided into four districts: Jet Set, Middle Class, Seedy District and China Town.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Погоня за Пятым элементом" -- Russian spelling (alternative)
  • "Погоня за 5 элементом" -- Russian spelling
  • "NYR New York Race: Das Fünfte Element" -- German Title

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Critic Reviews Nov 30, 2001 78 out of 100 78
ActionTrip Dec 07, 2001 76 out of 100 76 Feb 07, 2002 74 out of 100 74 Dec 05, 2001 73 out of 100 73
PC Games (Germany) Dec 12, 2001 73 out of 100 73
PC Zone Nov 18, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov 30, 2001 69 out of 100 69
GameStar (Germany) Jan, 2001 64 out of 100 64 Dec 06, 2001 12 out of 20 60 (UK) Nov 15, 2001 6 out of 10 60


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This game is inspired by film Fifth Element, The (1997)

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tarmo888 (5384) added NYR: New York Race (Windows) on Apr 22, 2003
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