BackgroundThis is going to be the fastest race you've ever embarked upon. You'll speed through an astounding 64 different cities in 16 detailed countries in your pursuit of victory. You'll reach speeds of up to 200 mph as you spin, flip, jump, and turn your way through the world. The competition is only the beginning of your worries, as you'll race from day to night, through snow, rain, and other weather conditions. Win enough prize money, and you'll be able to upgrade your engine, tires, transmission, armor, and more. There are lots of power-ups hidden throughout the race, so keep your eyes open and your wits sharp! Play alone or challenge a friend to a simultaneous match-up.
GameplayIn this sequel, the game becomes more realistic, with a damage bar on the left side of the screen, slower cars, and the possibility to upgrade your machine. The cars becomes more difficult to handle and the opponents are faster and tougher than in the previous game. The new addition of weather also plays a role, forcing the player to change from dry to wet tires.
The game takes place in 16 countries including 64 cities, starting with Australasia (Australia and New Zealand). After each country is beaten, the player is given a chance to enter a password.
The actual gameplay is quite simple, there is a map showing which directions the upcoming turns will be, and the player is given 6 "nitro boosts" at the start, which dramatically increase the cars speed for a short period of time. On certain courses there are pickups along the road ranging from a "$" which is $1,000 cash, a "N" which is an extra "nitro boost", and a "S" which is an automatic nitro administered right when picked up and returns each lap. The other pickups can only be collected once per race.
The player has the option of either an automatic or manual gearshift, and can configure the controls as they please at the opening menu of the game.
- 64 tracks
- 16 international countries
- Upgradeable cars
- Awesome graphics
- Two-player action
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