Metropolis Street Racer - Dreamcast

Also known as: MSR

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Viewed: 3D First-person / Third-person Genre:
Racing: Car
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Bizarre Creations Soft. Co.: SEGA
Publishers: SEGA (GB)
Released: 3 Nov 2000 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: VGA Compatible, Vibration Pack, Steering Wheel, Visual Memory Card

Summary

Before it was released, Metropolis Street Racer was one of the most eagerly anticipated racing games for the Dreamcast. The interest for the game came mainly from the highly detailed replication of three of the biggest cities in the world. Not only does this game look beautiful, but is also your chance to race around London, San Francisco and Tokyo at breakneck speeds. The graphics are so realistic and detailed you can actually recognise landmarks and streets from the real cities.

The approach to racing in Metropolis Street Racer is very different to most conventional racing games. In order to access more races, cars and improve your overall rating is to earn Kudos points. It’s not just about winning, it’s all about winning with style. Ramming other cars or hitting the side of the track results in penalty points that count against you. This is a great incentive to improve your technique and driving style.

Although there are only three cities to race in, because they are so huge you get over 250 circuits to choose from. There is a wide selection of cars on offer, ranging from Mazda’s to TVR’s. The handling of the cars varies dramatically and certain models are better suited to different tracks. It’s simply a case of experimentation to find a car that suits you. The cars are fully customisable down to details like tinted windows and personalised numberplates. Metropolis Street Racer is a challenging and rewarding game.