Rad Racer for NES
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  • If you do crash, even once, you might as well reset the game, as it can cost anywhere from five to ten seconds of your time when you crash and your car explodes
  • In short, the soundtrack, or lack thereof, is just plain bland and it was a lazy excuse to not have to make any music for the game, aside from the title, and even that is just a boring loop

    • by Goombasa
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      Praised for being a rather realistic racer for a console that, quite frankly, was barely realistic in anything, I just never saw what was so great about Rad Racer, though apparently it’s one of the most popular racers on the system.

      Story: N/A

      It’s a racing game, and it’s almost exactly like Pole Position. Nothing to say here.

      Gameplay: 5/10

      Like I said, it is almost exactly like Pole Position. You start on a track and the idea is to complete the course as fast as you can while not crashing into anything or running out of time. There are checkpoints along the way that will give you more


      time, but they are few and far between, especially on later tracks.

      As for not crashing into anything, that’s rather difficult considering that it follows realism and actually has physics and momentum. The faster you’re going, the harder it is to turn, so you’re actually forced to slow down on sharp turns. If you do crash, even once, you might as well reset the game, as it can cost anywhere from five to ten seconds of your time when you crash and your car explodes.

      One cool thing about the game is that, if you push the select button, the game goes 3D, so if you happen ...


      • to have a pair of 3D glasses, you can have fun with that, but otherwise, it’s actually a pretty unremarkable game, regardless of what other people say about it.

        Graphics: 6/10

        Visually, the game is pretty uninspired. The most colorful part of the game is your car, which is a bright red color. Most of the time, you’re just driving down a plain black road with bland colored cars in your way, and a dessert setting on the sides with a bright blue sky above you. That’s it. And it never changes.

        Music: 3/10

        Like most other ‘realistic’ games of the time, you don’t get much in the way

        of music aside form the hum of your engine and the sound of something blowing up when you crash into a car or a sign. In short, the soundtrack, or lack thereof, is just plain bland and it was a lazy excuse to not have to make any music for the game, aside from the title, and even that is just a boring loop.

        Overall: 4/10

        The game is just a slightly more visually advanced version of Pole Position and really doesn’t have much appeal beyond the fact that it is just like the earlier arcade racers. It’s alright for a few plays, but there’s no real long-lasting appeal.




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