Reviewed by Leo Ames
This is the game that started the great Top Gear series by Kemco that
has continued into the N64 era. This is one of the best racing games
available for the Super NES next to Top Gear 2. This game came out in
1992 at a time when the only racers available were F-Zero and Super
Graphics 8 out of 10
The graphics in this game are very good but not much detail and they repeat
to often in one race and very often objects such as the arrow signs in the
bends in a race are taller them your car so they don't look right if you look
at it. The cars are very detailed and look like real cars but the car only
has 3 or 4 positions so it never looks very different. but don't get me wrong,
the graphics in this game are still very good!! One other problem is pop up,
but you never notice it unless you watch someone else race. the frame rate
is very good in this game.
Music and Sound 10 out of 10
The music is very good for a Super NES and the music always seems perfect
for the track you are on and is one of the few racing games you can say have
good music. The sound effects are not as good but don't effect it the game
that much and when you fire a nitro it sounds great.
Game Play 10 out of 10
The control in this game is great and you have four different cars to pick
from. You can only change the transmission on your car, either automatic
or manual. its very easy to get used to controlling your car and the game
is great with 2 players with a split screen. but i have one problem with
the split screen, its always there even in a one player game with the bottom
half being the computer. There are 20 cars in a race and in higher skill levels
you can have a hard time passing cars. The brakes in this game are almost
worthless so i just let go of the gas a second on hard turns.
Challenge and Replay 10 out of 10
The challenge in this game was not that difficult but on higher levels it can
get hard to rank 1st on certain races. You have 32 races in this game so you
have a lot of variety. Even after having the game for a year I still play it often.
Overall 9.5 out of 10
This is a great buy at only 20 dollars at most stores and i highly recommend
this game for any racing fan with a high replay value and is a safe buy for anyone!!!