Monster Racer - PlayStation

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Monster Racer (PlayStation)
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Microids Soft. Co.: Microids
Publishers: Microids (GB)
Released: 25 May 2001 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Analogue JoyPad, Multi Tap
Features: Vibration Compatible


Although games like Gran Turismo and Colin McRae Rally are arguably the greatest games in the racing genre, there are a lot of people that would consider a light-hearted and simple game to be a better deal. Games like Mario Kart have proved this point over and over. Following suit, Monster Racer is a game designed best for multi-player action and even boasts an engrossing single player adventure mode.

Jack O’Lantern, a pumpkin-headed man, has lost his lanterns, without which he can’t find the soul path to Earth for the Halloween celebrations. This is where the racing part comes into the bizarre story. The aim of the game is to find the quickest champion of the Halloween lands to rid the forces of evil blocking the path. This story must be played in one of the three available single player modes. Those just looking for a quick race can practice in Time Trial or race against some cunning AI opponents in Arcade mode. Races take place over ten tracks, including a reverse mode to extend the longevity of the game considerably. Other multi-player games include Death Match and the all-new Warm Potato game, whereby players must strive to get rid of a time bomb before it explodes. But watch out for the traps along the way.

Monster Racer is a simple game to get to grips with, but the AI of the opponents make for a good old challenge. Complete with hilarious animations and sarcastic comments from the characters, Monster Racer offers plenty of comedic gameplay for everyone.