Top Gear Rally
Reviewed by firstname.lastname@example.org
Top Gear Rally is the newest racing game on the N64. It's a great game,
but it really stinks without a memory pack. Let's look at the details.
The graphics in Top Gear Rally are impressive. They are polygonal (of
course) but done in a nice way to prevent glitches. The surroundings
are pretty good compared to GoldenEye, the walls or trees are not flat.
The road are simple patterns put in various ways. There is fog if you
choose, and there's rain and snow. They all look nice.
The sound is, well, not too good. There's about two sound effects, the
motor and crashing. The music is okay, not exciting, but pretty cool.
Lots of people hate the controls at first. But once they get used to it,
it seems good. There is 3 different types of control: large wheel, medium
wheel, and small wheel. This means, the bigger, the more you have to
push the control stick. When using a smaller wheel, you push it slightly
and you will turn more. I like #3 (small) the best. A is throttle, B is
brake, and C is camera. To go backwards, hold A and push backwards. Very
simple. Also R and Z is to change gears if you're on manual.
This game is quite hard. If you don't save, (you need a memory pack)
and turn your N64 off, next time you play you'll be at the start with 2
cars and 1 course. Kind of sucks. There is lots of cars and lots of courses
(I'm not sure how many) There is also conditions, like snow, sunny, rain,
night, and fog. There is 6 years, each with 6 seasons which have some
races (usually 4) You can change what kind of shocks you have, your
steering, and some other things.
What makes this game so good is that it is very fun!! It can be frustrating
some times, but not often. The courses are huge, each lap is about 2 minutes!
There is 2 player arcade, championship, practice, and a paint mode where
you can paint on the cars, that's very cool. There is so many options! That
is another reason why this game is so great. If you plan to buy this game,
I suggest you also get a memory pack, or else you won't get too far (with
the exceptions of if you leave you N64 on all the time, or play for a long
time) This game is very good. Happy gaming.
+ Plus: Good graphics and very fun
- Minus: Poor sound, need memory pack big time
= Equals: The best racer on the N64 (I have not played MRC yet.)