Pocket Racers - PSP

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Pocket Racers (PSP)
Viewed: 3D Third-person, floating camera Genre:
Racing: Car
Media: Custom optical disc Arcade origin:No
Developer: Konami Soft. Co.: Konami
Publishers: Konami (GB)
Released: 15 Sept 2006 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 7+
Accessories: Memory Duo Stick, Wireless Compatible


Anyone familar with the Micro Machines games will immediately notice Pocket Racers similarities - both revolve around racing miniature vehicles around life-size environments. However Pocket Racers' background story is a much more dark and sinister affair. Players assume the role of a spoilt teenager who, while at a party, is transformed into a toy car by a vengeful demon. To survive and be restored to your former self, the player must make it through a selection of increasingly difficult challenges set by the evil demon.

Each of the cars in Pocket Racers represent the soul of the game's unfortunate teenager, and can be upgraded by collecting 'Soul Shards' that are found scattered throughout the play areas. Collecting 'Soul Shards' will enable the player to add weapons such as nitro boosts, missiles and ice, which is used to surprise opposing racers, making them loose control. It is vital that these upgrades are found before your opponents get them and use them on you.

There are numerous race courses (all of which can be destroyed) that range from a conveyor belt-laden factory, an untidy bedroom and a kitchen. All the courses feature clever short cuts and hidden bonuses for gamers to find. With sports cars, 4x4s, trucks, Coupes and hidden vehicles that can be unlocked there should be something for even the most experienced racing fan.

Pocket Racers for the PSP can also accommodate up to four people playing simultaneously, using the platform's wireless capabilities - an essential inclusion for this type of frantic head-to-head racing.