Demolition Racer

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Demolition Racer
Demonlition Racer (video game).jpg
PAL cover art for the PlayStation
Developer(s)Pitbull Syndicate
Publisher(s)Infogrames
Platform(s)PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Dreamcast
ReleasePlayStation
  • EU: 1999
  • NA: 31 August 1999
Microsoft Windows
  • NA: 20 October 1999
Dreamcast
  • NA: 23 October 2000
Genre(s)Vehicular combat, racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Demolition Racer is a vehicular combat racing video game for the PlayStation and PC that combines destruction and driving tactics in a fast-paced racing environment. It is very similar to the Destruction Derby series. The PC version contained slightly better in-game graphics than the PlayStation version, and included varied weather and times of day. Drivers are given (optional) wacky portraits which displayed on the side of the screen in a race, showing who's ahead of who.

The game was re-released for the Dreamcast as Demolition Racer: No Exit, which featured new tracks, new cars, unlockable mini games, and an additional mode called "No Exit", which plays the same as Last Man Standing in the other games. In No Exit's version of Last Man Standing, the player must now try to survive as long as possible. The game was also redesigned and enhanced. For example, the graphics were upgraded (same goes for the HUD and menus), the levels now have ambient sound effects (such as crowds cheering), and all of the drivers' cars are also shown on the results screen in what condition they were left with at the end of a race.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
DreamcastPCPS
AllGameN/A3.5/5 stars[1]N/A
CGSPN/A2/5 stars[2]N/A
EGMN/AN/A6.75/10[3]
Game Informer8/10[5]N/A7.5/10[6]
GameFan70%[4]N/AN/A
GamePro4.5/5 stars[7]2/5 stars[8]4.5/5 stars[9]
GameRevolutionB+[10]N/AN/A
GameSpot7.8/10[11]7.8/10[12]6.4/10[13]
IGN6.8/10[14]N/A7.8/10[15]
Next Generation3/5 stars[22]N/A1/5 stars[21]
OPM (US)N/AN/A4/5 stars[16]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings76%[17]54%[18]73%[19]
Metacritic77/100[20]N/AN/A

Jeff Lundrigan reviewed the PlayStation version of the game for Next Generation, rating it one star out of five, and stated that "Steer clear of this smoking wreck."[21]

Demolition Racer: No Exit received "generally favourable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[20]

Jeff Lundrigan reviewed the Dreamcast version of the game for Next Generation, rating it three stars out of five, and stated that "This still isn't living up to its potential, but it's a fun title nonetheless."[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nguyen, Cal. "Demolition Racer (PC) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  2. ^ Bauman, Steve (4 November 1999). "Demolition Racer". Computer Games Strategy Plus. Strategy Plus, Inc. Archived from the original on 10 July 2003. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  3. ^ EGM staff (November 1999). "Demolition Racer (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 124. Ziff Davis.
  4. ^ "REVIEW for Demolition Racer - No Exit". GameFan. Shinno Media. 3 November 2000.
  5. ^ "Demolition Racer: No Exit". Game Informer. No. 91. FuncoLand. November 2000.
  6. ^ Fitzloff, Jay (December 1999). "Demolition Racer (PS)". Game Informer. No. 80. FuncoLand. Archived from the original on 5 June 2000. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  7. ^ The D-Pad Destroyer (3 November 2000). "Demolition Racer: No Exit Review for Dreamcast on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on 13 January 2005. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  8. ^ Werner, Nash (24 November 1999). "Demolition Racer Review for PC on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on 9 February 2005. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  9. ^ Uncle Dust (1999). "Demolition Racer Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on 9 February 2005. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  10. ^ Sparks, Shawn (December 2000). "Demolition Racer: No Exit Review". Game Revolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  11. ^ Provo, Frank (2 October 2000). "Demolition Racer: No Exit Review [date mislabeled as "May 17, 2006"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  12. ^ Bannister, Paul (4 November 1999). "Demolition Racer Review (PC)". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  13. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (1 October 1999). "Demolition Racer Review (PS) [date mislabeled as "April 28, 2000"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  14. ^ Nix, Marc (26 October 2000). "Demolition Racer: No Exit". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  15. ^ Bhatt, Andy (14 October 1999). "Demolition Racer (PS)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  16. ^ Kujawa, Kraig (November 1999). "Demolition Racer". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Vol. 3 no. 2. Ziff Davis. p. 142. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  17. ^ "Demolition Racer: No Exit for Dreamcast". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Demolition Racer for PC". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  19. ^ "Demolition Racer for PlayStation". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  20. ^ a b "Demolition Racer: No Exit for Dreamcast Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  21. ^ a b Lundrigan, Jeff (November 1999). "Finals". Next Generation. Vol. 2 no. 3. Imagine Media. p. 119.
  22. ^ a b Lundrigan, Jeff (November 2000). "Finals". Next Generation. Vol. 3 no. 11. Imagine Media. p. 124.

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