Top Gear Rally
Reviewed by Slimu
What can I say? Top Gear Rally is thee most greatest racing
game of all time! Just super superb polygonal graphics, the
best music ever heard in an N64 game, Super realistic and
(in the words of a very silly cat name Silla) groovy sound
effects, great challenge, and the best replay value!
Graphics are just great in this game! I have never seen
graphics this good in any racing games! The courses are
sooo realistic! Just the best seen in video game history!
It's just so smooth and wonderful and magnificent and
spectacular and dream-like...And There are virtually no
slow downs and hardly any pop-ups! The frame rates is just
spectacular! It really feels like you are actually in the
car! Oh, and this game uses The RuMbLe pAk! The ultimate
accessary of the Nintendo 64! And this game makes darn
good use of it! You could feel every bump, every skid,
every crash, well, you get the idea. And you know those
reviews about how kewl the crashes are in Mario Kart 64?
Forget that! This game has every single crash in the book!
It can do a number of crashes! The most favorite of mine is
the tumble. It's like you hit something, then you go flying
in the air while your car spins around and around. And
there's a first person perspective! Can you imagine how
crazy it would be in a first person perspective!?! I think
I now know what happened when Princess Diana crashed.
Drawing fans rejoice! An early version of Mario Paint has
come! The Paint Shop in TGR! This is like a Mario Paint, a
car paint shop, and a computer paint program! What's this
Paint Shop for anyway? Well, Nintendo seems to want a lot
of veriaty and customizable stuff these days (Different
color controllers, game boys, game boy pockets, etc...) and
the Paint Shop serves as a way to customize the design of
your car! This is the most thoughtful thing Nintendo has
done since the Rumble Pak! I just love this thing!
Now the wonderful word of Music! This game has the most
impressive soundtrack in Nintendo 64's history! Well,
actually Tetrisphere's is...so...this game comes in second!
It has great compositions that can go all the way over 3
minutes long! That's longer than some Final Fantasy VII
music! And all of them are rich and actually let's you
"Play It Loud!" (Unlike some other Nintendo 64 games which
have weak volume)
Sound Station! Great super sound effects! You know what? I
could stay on the menu screen forever just selecting and
selecting. It never gets annoying and never gets boring!
And, unlike MRC, the motor sound in this game is totally
unannoying and actually sounds like a real motor! It's kind
of a cross between my mom's car (which is a sport car, by
the way) and an Indianapolis car. And the skidding sounds
are awesome! It sounds exactly like a real skid! Every
single sound effect in this game is realistic! The crashes
sound real, the bumps sound real, the engine sounds real,
the rain sounds real...I could go on for a looong time
naming what sounds real in the game! This is the most
greatest sounds in Nintendo!
Controlling the car is simple. It's hard enough to give you
an idea of how to handle a 100 MPH car, and easy enough to
stay on course for over half a lap. It requires strategy,
unlike Mario Kart 64, and is possible, unlike Multi Racing
Championship. I would say this is the most realistic (how
many times have I said realistic in this review?...)
controls ever! And if you want it to not be realistic and
let it be easy or hard, you could change it! There's 3
options for what type of steering wheel you want, (Large,
Medium, Small) then 3 options on what tires you want.
There's also 4 types of controller options. That means you
can have, I think, 36 difficulty levels for controls! But
the bug is it's really hard to turn 90 degrees.
The Challenge is really fun and exciting! You have 19
competitors in the championships mode, but it's still
possible to get in first place! How?, you ask? Well, this
game's AI is just the best! You can crash and you could
only be put back one rank! But that doesn't mean it's easy.
It can be tough as you advance, so beware. And basically,
the challenge of this game is great!
Replay Value of Top Gear Rally is just wonderful! Knowing
how realistic it can be, you can probably use Top Gear
Rally for something like a pre-driver license test thingy!
And you could also play two players! Or you could just
listen to the music, or maybe you could crazy drive and see
what kind of crashes you can perform, or joy-ride in the
night and see what happens when you go at full speed up a
super steep hill while you have the rumble pak, and the
list goes on! Top Gear Rally's is the perfect definition of
pure racing action that doesn't get boring! And with the
extra Paint Shop, it adds more to the Replay of this game!
Overall, Top Gear Rally is the best racer ever seen in
video game history, and it surely breaks some limits! It
also brings new meaning too the slogan "Change The System."