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grumblegrumble

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Anyone given this game a chance yet? For $3.99 on the e-shop, it seems like a steal. The preview screens aren't in 3d though on the e-shop, so I was just curious if it was at least an OK game. I need a new affordable car racing game to play lol

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Morphbug

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Oh! Sorry I hadn't noticed this thread already existed.

Lemme move the other thread here.

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So, again, I got this on twitter and played it a bit to be the first to talk about it share some impressions!

Ok, first the basics: it's a car racing game with "realistic" settings (tracks), no multiplayer and three modes. So far so ok.

Second, the graphics: the tracks themselves have a lot of nice details that make them look nice even if the graphics are a little poor, like Good DS quality. The one weird thing is the fact that the game renders the world right there in front of you, you can see the pyramids of Egypt grow out of nowhere as you get closer to them, for example. This is more noticeable in places with less details, like Egypt and the snowy mountain place I played in.

The cars themselves are of the "blocky" variety and a little knockoff-y, when you start the game you have two choices available, the obviously fast "Road Racer" and the aptly named "Black Car", yay for not using brands, that's cool.

The main menu is very meh, just a bunch of still images and it does not use the circle pad, only the dpad and the touch screen.

Now, the gameplay!

The controls are VERY sensitive, like WHOA. If you push the Circle/D pad to the left, the car will make a very quick turn to the left and you will usually crash with a wall. You need to move the circle pad like it's a steering wheel of some sort, like... All the way up and a little bit to the left to make a small woobly turn. There's also the "quick tap method" if that fails.

The cars are more like bumper cars, they really are. You can see them wobble their way around the track and you can bump into them to make them lose control, and they can do the same with you.

There was even this time when right after starting the race we all (me and all the other AI racers) moved to the same place, crashed all together and ended up in a big bumping war to get out of the jam.

The AI seems to be the usual racing fare, there are 3 useless racers, a competent one and the one who is usually the one leading them but so far the races have been pretty easy, I win even with my wall bumping abilities. I guess that's because I just started playing, but there's no way to make the game harder from the start, you must unlock that.

(Note, the following mode names have been translated by me, the real english names may be different)
The three modes are "Race", which more like a career mode with small "competitions" that you unlock.
"Competition", which seems to be a cup with all the tracks available chosen at random or something. All the racers use the same car in this mode for some reason.
And lastly "Time Attack", where you can choose the track and... Race for the best time.

The music is... Well... There. Not good but it's only noticeable when it reaches the looping point.

In the end... It's actually quite fun... From a bumper car racing point of view... And the places are well made (even if the shapes of the tracks a bit uninspired). It's just kinda meh. If you like racing games and don't mind the glaring lack of multiplayer, you could enjoy this.

Windy wrote:

Question. Is this the Camaro game which was released in Europe with a name change? I was just wondering although been tempted to download. I love racing games.

Morpheel wrote:

Not sure.

<after google>

It is! Or at least it looks creepily identical to it.

Mind=blown.

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Windy

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Well now I'm really wondering cause the Camaro game got ripped on pretty much and if this is in fact the same game that's kind of sneaky changing the name of the game then putting it up in the North American Eshop

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Windy

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OK I'm going to download this lol. Let's see what windy gets with a roll of the dice.......I happen to have a little credit in the Eshop

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You coulda got this free yesterday windy. Wish I coulda told ya. I didn't try to get it. It didn't look that good and I already got one game free that day.

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longtimegamer wrote:

You coulda got this free yesterday windy. Wish I coulda told ya. I didn't try to get it. It didn't look that good and I already got one game free that day.

How do you get it free? You can post it to the Blue Rogues page I check there almost everyday. Also after I saw the review on this I decided No

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Happy_Mask

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It was pretty bad, especially the AI. :P

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Poopy game is poopy, but it has a charm that makes me wanna play it lol.

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Morphbug

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There's a certain charm to seeing the cars wobble around.

Specially when they can't advance at all because of it lol

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Morpheel wrote:

There's a certain charm to seeing the cars wobble around.

Specially when they can't advance at all because of it lol

Yeah the poor AI just keeps driving into walls, and doesn't even realize it. "._.

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