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VR Sports Powerboat Racing

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Name: VR Sports Powerboat Racing
Year: 1998
Publisher: Interplay
Developer: East Point Software
Platform: PC
Genre: Racing
Total rating: 57.3% - rated 18 times
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Submitter: Legendary
Added: May 28 2005
Warez status: Abandonware

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Author: Old_gamer
Date: Jun 16 2005 - 22:04
Score: 55 points
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This title never got high ratings on Playstation, and has failed his entry on the PC games platform. The reason? It would have been a great graphical release for Windows 95 in the year 95 or 96, but 1998? Games as Blood 2, Carmageddon 2, Motorhead or Hard Truck were also released that year , and those were graphically much better , and were using the full capacity´s of those -early- D3D cards and drivers.

Basically the game is a PS clone, and this feeling is strongly present throughout the whole game. Not that the graphics are bad, the lack of dept view is disappointing. You look onto a foggy horizon, to near to be good. The boats themselves and the near walls are pretty good. Also is the `water´ feeling present, with some nice effects. The sound is not better or worse than you would expect from a PS game.

Happily the gameplay is the better part of this game. Don´t expect going in and win some races, you must prepare yourself and learn your way around on the water. That is where the practice possibilities come in handy. Certainly to learn navigate with your power boat, it´s a pain with a joystick, much too nervous, and still pretty hard with the keyboard. If you possess a steering wheel you will be much easier on this game. Bouncing on and back from the shores before getting the steering feeling can be frustrating.

Don´t suppose it is a kind of a rally or formula 1 race, you are on the water, and that is the best part of this game, the water. Nicely done, with good transparency and splashing effects. After every high jump you will submerge. There are several circuits to explore and learn, each with their own hard spots, jumps and decorum, day / night racing. From Japan to The Brazilian Amazone, New York to Russia and others, practice, arcade style, time trial, challenge, even a shootout...more then enough to keep you busy for a while. And don´t forget to look out for the shortcuts, scout them in the practice modus, you gone need them, your adversaries are fast.

All by all it could have been a great PC game, sadly enough it can not hide his PS release, even the alphabetical wheel to put your name onto is present, I am wondered how many gamers are racing around as AAAAAA. It seems they didn´t know a PC comes with a keyboard. The split screen option is not advisable, you gone get a headache if you don´t own at least a 21" monitor, or bigger.

To conclude: the gameplay is better than average, the graphics aren´t. It is a game you can play when you have some time to kill, not one you get hooked on.

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By CGN - Apr 29 2014 - 09:08
The file in question has been moderated and added to our website. Thanks for your contribution.
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By Duke87 - Apr 13 2014 - 21:59
can an admin or mod check my uploads,
uploaded soundtrack of this game since september 2012.
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By Spider_Man - Jul 31 2006 - 03:00
 :) This Game is Not as good as other games.
BUT that doesn't matter because i LOVE!!!! Boat racing games!!!!!! :)
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By NJdevil30 - Apr 20 2006 - 03:03
Cool, I used to have this game when I was younger, it is an awesome game, too abd for this version they took out the cool music :(

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