Throughout its enviably long shelf life, the Sony PlayStation has witnessed a staggering amount of various different racing games. Some groundbreaking, some genre-defining, others not so. Now in its twilight years - the old folk's home of the console world, let's say - does this ageing, possibly infirm and somewhat forgetful old grey box really need another racer? Possibly not. But what about a game that offers all the excitement of race day but gives you enough change from a tenner for a bag of chips and your bus fare home? Yes, the old lad's not ready for console heaven just yet.
Pro Racer features pretty much everything you'd expect from a PSX racing sim: a range of cars for all abilities, plus exciting tracks that make for a great challenge. There's a Rally mode and helpful tutorial also, which add to the fun, helping you get the most out of your driving skills and prolonging the challenge of the game's tough courses.
After choosing from the range of vehicles, which includes novice, intermediate and expert cars, you are then given the option to race over either a short, long or mirrored course. After that, it's straight into the high speed action and, apart from the optional Grip or Drift handling, the rest is up to you and your driving skills.