Moto Racer 2

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Moto Racer 2
Moto Racer 2.jpg
Developer(s) Delphine Software International
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Platform(s) PlayStation, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) PlayStation
  • EU: 1998
  • NA: 31 August 1998
  • JP: 4 May 1999
Microsoft Windows
  • EU: 1998
  • NA: 30 November 1998
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Moto Racer 2 is a motocross racing game developed by Delphine Software International and published by Electronic Arts for the PlayStation and Microsoft Windows. It is part of the Moto Racer series, and is the sequel to Moto Racer.

The game has more courses than its predecessor, and added a level editor. Moto Racer 2 garnered positive reviews from critics, praising its graphics and variety of gameplay.

Gameplay[edit]

Races can take place on pavement or on dirt.

In Moto Racer 2, the player controls a motorcyclist on various terrain; the game offers motocross races and superbike street races.

The game contains 32 race tracks and 16 motorcycles split evenly between motocross and superbike, and allows for the player to edit any track in the game using the level editor.

It contains many of the same features as the previous game, including a split screen mode for the PlayStation version, and the player is allowed to choose between terrain set-ups prior to games.

The game allows players to change between simulation mode and arcade mode to choose between a more realistic or playful experience.

The game runs on a modified version of the original Moto Racer's engine, giving the game detailed textures and a faster frame rate.

The player can move into a cockpit view during the game, allowing the player to see the entire environment as they drive.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS) 82.10%[1]
(PC) 72.04%[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
CVG 3/10[3]
Edge 7/10[4]
EGM 8/10[5]
GamePro 4/5 stars[6]
GameSpot 8.1/10[7][8]
IGN (PS) 8.7/10[9]
(PC) 8.6/10[10]
OPM (US) 4.5/5 stars[11]
PC Gamer (UK) 65%[12]
PC Zone 68%[13]
PSM 3/5 stars[14]

Moto Racer 2 received positive reviews from critics. Aggregating review website GameRankings gave the PlayStation version 82.10%[1] and the PC version 72.04%.[2]

GameSpot's Ryan MacDonald gave the PlayStation version an 8.1/10, stating that he felt the game wasn't as ground-breaking as the first in the series, but praised the DualShock control scheme and liked the improved visuals.[7] IGN's Doug Perry gave the PlayStation version an 8.7/10. He praised the game's accessibility to newcomers and variety in course collection, but he criticized the game's mediocre graphics.[9]

GameSpot's Michael Ryan gave the PC version an 8.1/10, stating that the game is disappointing when compared to Motocross Madness, but he praised the game for fast paced arcade action.[8] IGN's Tal Blevins gave the PC version an 8.6/10, stating that feeling the game appealed to hardcore gamers and casual gamers alike, and praised the game's realistic physics engine.[10]

PlayStation Power gave the PlayStation version a rating of 40%.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Moto Racer 2 for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Moto Racer 2 for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Randell, Kim (1998). "PlayStation Review: Moto Racer 2". Computer and Video Games. Archived from the original on 24 June 2007. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Edge staff (February 1999). "Moto Racer 2 (PC)". Edge (68). 
  5. ^ "Moto Racer 2 (PS)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. 1998. 
  6. ^ Bad Hare (1998). "Moto Racer 2 for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 20 August 2004. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  7. ^ a b MacDonald, Ryan (2 October 1998). "Moto Racer 2 Review (PS)". GameSpot. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  8. ^ a b Ryan, Michael E. (4 February 1999). "Moto Racer 2 Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  9. ^ a b Perry, Doug (18 September 1998). "Moto Racer 2 (PS)". IGN. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  10. ^ a b Blevins, Tal (18 January 1999). "Moto Racer 2 (PC)". IGN. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 
  11. ^ "Moto Racer 2". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. 1998. 
  12. ^ "Moto Racer 2". PC Gamer UK. 1999. 
  13. ^ Hill, Steve (1999). "PC Review: Moro Racer 2". PC Zone. Archived from the original on 24 June 2007. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  14. ^ "Review: Moto Racer 2". PSM. 1998. 
  15. ^ PlayStation Power #33 (December 1998), p. 114

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