Mobil 1 Rally Championship

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Mobil 1 Rally Championship
Mobil 1 Rally Championship, front cover, PC.jpg
Developer(s) Magnetic Fields
Creative Asylum Limited
Publisher(s) Actualize
Ubisoft Entertainment
Europress Software
Distributor(s) Electronic Arts
Atod
Composer(s) Darren Ithell
Series Rally Championship
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation
Release Windows
  • NA: 1999
  • EU: November 19, 1999
PlayStation
  • EU: 2000
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

Mobil 1 Rally Championship (officially called Mobil 1 British Rally Championship, unofficially nicknamed Rally Championship 2000) is a rally video game which is part of the Rally Championship series. The game was released for Windows and PlayStation on 31 December 1999. It is developed by Magnetic Fields, distributed by Electronic Arts and Atod, and published by Actualize. The PC version is notable for stages based on real-life Ordnance Survey maps.

After the Network-Q RAC Rally Championship (1996), it is a sequel to the International Rally Championship (1997). It features 22 cars and 36 tracks (42 in PlayStation version), drivable in two directions: Simulation and Arcade.

Cars[edit]

There are four classes available with a total of 22 cars:

A8

A7

A6

A5

Trophy & Tracks[edit]

Modes[edit]

There are five different modes in the game:

  • Individual (absent in PlayStation version)
  • Mobil 1 British Rally Championship (named Championship in PlayStation version)
  • A8 Rally Championship
  • Arcade
  • Time Trial

Music[edit]

The soundtrack for Mobil 1 Rally Championship was composed by Darren "Dith" Ithell.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PC) 85.23%[3]
(PS1) 63.33%[4]
Metacritic 84/100[5]
Review scores
Publication Score
Edge 9/10
EGM 4.5/5 stars
GamePro 4/5 stars
Game Revolution (PS1) 2.5/5 stars[6]
GameSpot (PC) 8.9/10[7]
(PS1) 5.8[8]
IGN (PC) 8.8/10[9]
(PS1) 3/10[10]
PC Gamer (UK) 91%
PC Gamer (US) 90%

The Windows version of the game received positive scores and ratings, and was considered to have high quality graphics for its time of release. The PlayStation version was less popular and was rated lower.

Some of the ratings for the Windows version include:

  • "Both perfect rally simulation and eye-popping fast arcade action. Sheer exhilarating pleasure" 5/5 Game of the Month - Maxim
  • "The most realistic game I have ever seen" Martin Rowe (British Rally Champion)
  • "Rally Championship sets the pace for a completely new generation of racing games: Mobil 1 Rally Championship...the most realistic game...ever! Kicks dust in McRae's face" PC Gaming World - Five Star Classic Award
  • "Thoroughly entertaining. Mobil 1 Rally Championship is the best racing game to hit the PC...ever" PC Home - 96% Gold Award
  • "The feeling of driving a rally prepared vehicle is masterfully conveyed...thrilling...thoroughly absorbing...Rally is a revelation" 9/10 - Edge
  • "Mobil 1 Rally Championship is the closest thing to perfection ever released" www.avault.com
  • "I don't think I've ever played a better driving simulation" Games Domain

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