NASCAR Heat

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NASCAR Heat
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Cover Art
Developer(s) Monster Games
Digital Illusions CE (PlayStation)
Publisher(s) Hasbro Interactive
Platform(s) PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Game Boy Color
Release Microsoft Windows
  • NA: Sep 27, 2000
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

NASCAR Heat is a 2000 racing video game for the PlayStation, Microsoft Windows and Game Boy Color. It was developed by Monster Games and published by Hasbro Interactive. The PlayStation version was co-developed with Digital Illusions CE.[1]

Reception[edit]

The PC version of the game was well-received as IGN.com stated, "MGI aims an uppercut at Papyrus' NASCAR throne and connects, doing serious damage!" They awarded the game a score of 9.0 (Amazing).[2] The PS version did well enough, but not as well as the PC version scoring a 8.0 (Great). For the PS version, IGN.com said, "This surprisingly good racing game packs quite a bit of punch in terms of play modes and crazy fun."[3]

GameSpot stated for the PC version, "NASCAR Heat offers a brutally honest driving experience, but with simplistic damage modeling." It received a score of 7.5 (Good).[4] For the GBC version, "If you've ever wondered what Micro Machines would be like with NASCAR drivers, Majesco's NASCAR Heat is the answer. This version score a 6.8 (Fair).[5] Finally, the PS iteration of the game didn't fare too well, as they stated, "NASCAR Heat isn't quite the all-encompassing racing simulation that Electronic Arts' NASCAR 2001 is, but features like the beat the heat mode make the game worthwhile for any NASCAR fan. PS version scored 5.2 (Mediocre).[6]

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