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Old 09-13-2009, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Top Gear Rally

Top Gear Rally
A review by Cam3ron36


Platform: Nintendo 64

Genre: Arcade Rally Racing

Producer: KEMCO & Midway

Devoloper: Boss Studios



Alrighty then, Let's talk "Top Gear Rally"

The Story: "Top Gear", Ahh, a racing series beloved to anyone who tried it.
The game series was produced by an underdog company called "Kemco". In total, there was Six installments of top gear. The first three on the snes were plainly called top gear 1, 2 & 3000, as the general 16 bit era ended and we progressed onto 3D the series just couldn't capture the same sense of speed as they could on the snes. Play through one of the old top gears and tell me you don't feel a RUSH!





Now back to the topic let's just do a quick recap of the series...
So the series went from your present day earth in Top gear to 20XX in Top gear 2, then they take it all to new heights with year 3000 in space! Then, as I've said, they come to the n64 with a filler. Some might totally just pull the WTF switch but really, if you're a fan of them this will still be great. It's a Speedy rally game only not quite as fast as shown in the video above
After rally, which apparently was also released on GBA, they came out with Rally II. Rally II was the same game with more speed, more tracks, more cars, duh! All of which you can expect from kemco
Now finally we get what feels like a mixture of the original top gear series and the rally series, it feels like a match made in heaven, "Top Gear Overdrive"





Now, let's not get off track here, this review is about Top Gear rally. What can I say about this game? It's an early N64 release with, yeah, not the greatest graphics, but what are graphics? We've got a great 2 player rally racer that just goes above & beyond, who cares about graphics?!

Top Gear rally may not be the longest game but it has 5 tracks (also available in mirror) with you're average season mode(Much like in wave race) where you have the abillity to unlock these 9 other tracks and 10 other cars. It's not extremely difficult, but I just want to race in and where I want to race, so I'm a cheater, I use a gameshark... Hey, I did beat it many times before when I used to rent it.
The game features modes like Season, Arcade, Time trials, Practice & Paintshop. So it has the usual same old same old. It also features customizable suspension tires and weather.
We'll get to paintshop in the next paragraph.



The game featured a paintshop mode where you can paint a car, this design does apply to all cars you just have to load it. The paint design is pretty intricate and features most of the tools you could desire
It lets you edit piece by piece each section of the car, it's pretty sweet. But 63 blocks leaves you questioning.

The thing I truly find dissapointing is the fact that after overdrive, the company seemingly dissapeared... but I've checked, KEMCO is still around but, no top gears



Time to go our final segment, the sound. Well, this game has always brought great music and I couldn't say an old racing series has a better sountrack than top gear, KEMCO = awesome.

Here is an example of music:



Overall all I can give this game is a big thumbs up, it's just great, please enjoy my review and please, please, feel free to comment!

Thanks: Cam3ron.

---------- Post added 09-13-2009 at 08:14 AM ---------- Previous post was 09-12-2009 at 12:54 PM ----------

Bump, why do these never apear as new posts.

What do you all think?

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Old 09-14-2009, 01:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It showed up as a new post for me. Sorry I didn't mod it for you sooner but I got tired and forgot. Btw I just fixed a few grammatical mistakes. If you see anything you don't like edit it or let me know and I will.

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Old 09-14-2009, 06:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hows the review though? thanks btw, bit rusty with punctuation.
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Old 09-15-2009, 01:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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It's not a bad review. It is a little long though.
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Old 09-15-2009, 09:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Funny, people on NFF told me I didn't go into enough detail
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well it seems long to me because of the large text and multiple videos.
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The videos are of much use, it demonstrates the game & the sound and is apealing to the eye.
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Hey it's your review and you can set it up anyway you want, I was just telling you how I felt about it.
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Yeah. Thanks for the feedback
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:40 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The text is too large. Also, you don't seem to explain enough about why you like/don't like it. More detail would be helpful as well. Still, good review, Cam.
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don't worry NT, I've written uhh 1... uhh 3 reviews since this on NFF and they are quite good now(due to getting many pointers and help), I doubt I'll bring anymore here as I barely get a response... to me, it's not worth my effort if no one cares about reviews here...
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It's not that nobody cares, I think the issue is that the games you are reviewing aren't that intriguing and the reviews kind of stretch out.
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Re: Top Gear Rally

anyways, I made a thread on this, reply there if you want me to continue... I have written DKC and SMB3 lately on NFF, just not here.
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