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|Developer(s)||Acclaim Studios Cheltenham|
RC Revenge (also known as Re-Volt 2 or Re-Volt 2: RC Revenge) is a racing game released for the PlayStation in 2000, developed by Acclaim Entertainment, and is the sequel to Re-Volt. It is set in 5 different movie worlds (Horror World, Planet Adventure, Jungle World, AKLM Studios and Monster World) in which the player races remote controlled cars across many varied tracks.
There are four games modes in RC Revenge: championship mode, single race, time trial, and multiplayer race. RC Revenge has boat and race car effects and an options mode where the player can see the credits, track records, adjust music and sound volumes, brightness, and more. The gameplay was revised from Re-Volt to be more arcade based and like other kart racers at the time. Cars can still flip over like in Re-Volt. Like Re_Volt, the game also features a basic track editor where players can create their own courses or play randomly generated tracks which can also be edited.
There are eleven different weapons available to the racers, which are picked up and chosen "randomly" when a racer drives through a floating blue icon. There are 4 new weapons in the game. The rest return from Re-Volt.
- The Battery is essentially a turbo, giving cars a temporary burst of speed.
- The Rocket can lock on to targets, this weapon also comes in a pack of 3.
- The Heat Ray emits a beam from the car's aerial, directly ahead of the vehicle. Any opponents hit by the beam are burnt and slowed down drastically.
- The Electric Pulse attacks any opponents close to the vehicle, and temporarily cuts their power.
- The Oil Spill weapon spills oil on to the track behind the car, which will affect the handling of any opponents unlucky enough to drive over it.
- The Bouncing Mines are dropped from behind the vehicle, and will bounce around the track for a short while, until hit and detonated. They can also be thrown forwards with a press of the UP key when firing. This weapon also comes in a pack of 3.
- The Shield makes the vehicle invulnerable from all weapons for a short while. It also gives a vehicle more brute strength, and enables a smaller car to push a larger car off of the track.
- The Water Balloons can be fired from a car's aerial. Upon impact with an opponent, the opponent is trapped within the resulting bubble until it bursts. This weapon always comes in a pack of 3.
- The Shockwave Is emitted in all directions of a vehicle. Any opponents within the radius of the circle are hit.
- The Fake leaves a false weapon icon on the track. Any unsuspecting opponents driving into the icon will find that not only does it not contain a weapon, it actually detonates.
- The Ultimate Weapon has a similar effect to the Electric; however, it short circuits every opponent on the track.
Acclaim was originally going to name this game Re-Volt 2, but they changed the name to RC Revenge in the last minute. The original name is still used for the Memory Card block when the game is saved onto the Memory Card.
RC Revenge received mixed reviews, but were better than the Playstation version of Re-Volt.