Arcade Racing.

Beetle Buggin’

Beetle Buggin’
3.5

As a racing game, Beetle Buggin’ (based on the Volkswagen Beetle) is surprisingly broad. You can run Quick Races, but the game inexplicably doesn’t allow you to select the tracks, just the type of race. You can choose from any of the four race types: Speed (regular racing on concrete), Jump (a bizarre skill test […]

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Grand Touring

Grand Touring
3

Think of Grand Touring as an updated, slightly improved version of Daytona USA. It’s an arcade racer through and through, with the general coin-op feel of the original. It features some 20 tracks, a bunch of cars with fake brands, multiplayer capability via LAN, and of course singleplayer races against AI-controlled opponents. The graphics, however, […]

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GT Racing 97

GT Racing 97
3

GT Racing 97 is a game whose visual style will remind you of the old Test Drive games or the original Need for Speed. Running under DOS, the arcade racer includes fictional cars with the expected trade-offs between speed, acceleration and handling. When starting the game for the first time you can take part in […]

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Boss Rally

Boss Rally
1.5

Boss Rally from Southpeak Interactive is a glaring case of missing the point about everything that makes an arcade racer fun. Boss Rally offers 16 cars to choose from on six rally-style courses. You may race solo against up to 19 computer-controlled opponents or engage in competition against up to three other humans — an […]

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NASCAR Thunder 2003

NASCAR Thunder 2003
3

NASCAR Thunder was a marked improvement over the painfully bad NASCAR Revolution. The physics model, among other things, has been completely revamped here, from the handling of the vehicles to the way the car will take to the skies when conditions are right during a high speed collision. Like most respectable sims, NASCAR Thunder 2003 […]

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Crazy Taxi 3

Crazy Taxi 3
3

Crazy Taxi 3 continues the simple gameplay recipe of the well-known arcade racing series. The object of the game is to drive around in a taxi cab, always keeping your eyes peeled for potential customers. The first incarnation of this popular arcade racer was unleashed by Sega back in 1999, and was subsequently released on […]

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Need for Speed: Underground

Need for Speed: Underground
4.5

The once-revered Need for Speed racing franchise has been coasting downhill since the superlative NFS: Porsche Unleashed rolled off EA’s production line. With each subsequent chapter, EA has dumbed-down the driving physics to placate the gamepad-equipped console crowd. NFS: Underground takes the racing in a new direction: although the vehicle dynamics are still conspicuously slot […]

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Speed Busters

Speed Busters
3

Although realism freaks will always opt for the supernaturally realistic driving models of Papyrus’ auto sims, there’s something to be said about a damn good arcade racing game. Speed Busters opens with a video sequence that’s cool in a goofy. A police officer has won the lottery, gone mental, and now gives speeders cash rewards […]

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Kart Racer

Kart Racer
2.5

Kart Racer, a budget-priced racing game, contains three kart vehicle classes – 60cc, 125cc and 250cc, and 15 different tracks to drive. A new player starts with the lowest class of cart on a single track; you unlock more tracks and cart classes by climbing a score table based on your performance. Losing races may […]

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Mad Trax

Mad Trax
2.5

Well designed and fun to play with a wealth of ridiculous banks, leaps, and curves, Mad Trax certainly has a fair share of good action. You race in one of eight customizable cars, and where you’ll finish is always a mystery-there are power ups lying around waiting to be used and abused, including shields, missiles, […]

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