I bought this game about six months ago. I was looking for a racing game, and a salesperson at Electronics Boutique steered me towards Speed Devils. She certainly steered me in the right direction. It is more of an arcade style racer, which I prefer slightly anyway. There are obstacles in the game which you must avoid throughout most of the races. The thing is, the obstacles are pretty cool. One of the tracks has you racing through Hollywood, complete with a T. Rex and King Kong, as well as a giant shark that bites into o bridge that you have to cross. Other tracks you must race on include Mexico, Canada (both winter and autumn conditions), Aspen (both summer and winter conditions), Louisiana and a few more. Controls are typical for a racing game. On the Dreamcast, this means the triggers are the acceleration and brake controls, while the buttons are used for special functions. The special functions include nitro acceleration, camera angle change, etc. You start off with a low level beat up car, and as you win races you win money. You can then use the winnings to upgrade and repair your car, all the way up to purchasing a top-notch ride. It's a theme similar to many other racing games, but the characters you race against in the game give it a little twist. Overall, this game is loads of fun. It's not one that I play every day, that honor is reserved for NFL2K1. I do play it quite often though, and I estimate that I'm approximately half way through the game. I would consider it at least the second best racing game for the Dreamcast (I'm calling Sega GT the best for now). Enjoy It!
Speed Devils has a lot of aspects that make it seem like a sillier, cartoony sort of racer, but it still keeps up in the gameplay area, with impressive terrain simulations and superb environmental mods such as weather. The gameplay is obviously not as good as Gran Turismo, but it's just as fun. One aggravating aspect of the game is the fact that cars have 3 documented statistics, Acceleration, Speed, and Braking. While handling seems to scale somewhat with braking, i find it a mystery. The place where Speed Devils really shines is the simulation of weather affects, such as rain and varying degrees of snowy roads. The addition of night driving was interesting when coupled with car damage. This makes it quite a task to keep your headlights not broken when driving at night in snow. The personality of the different racers is a nice touch, along with them making bets with you (really, the best way to make quick money in the game). All in all, Speed Devils is a fun and enjoyable racer.
Speed devils is an average racing game on the dc in which you do the usual racing thing, race around in cars trying to win the race. In a sort of Gran Turismo style every time you race you earn money, you then use the money to buy a better car which will let you earn even more money etc. You earn money in various wars such as winning, being in the lead for the longest, fastest lap and breaking the speed dials. Basically speed devils is just 1 of a dozen average games out there.
Speed Devils on Dreamcast is a fairly good game. Although the graphics do not stand out as being anything special, the sheer speed and fluidity of the game will keep almost everyone happy. By earning money and progressing through the championships, you are granted access to new tracks and the facility to but new improved cars. Speed Devils is not just about coming first, you gain money by achieving fastest laps and by taking bets on other computer controlled players. There is enough gameplay is Speed Devils to keep even the most hardened of games players coming back for more. A truly successful game that makes a welcome change from the cut and dry racing formula of rival titles such as Sega Rally 2.
Need for Speed 5 or Speed Busters 2? I'd have to stay Speed Devils 1. This is unlike any other racing game. You have to take on serious muscle cars and sporty European cars all on unbelievable and confusing courses. Drive wherever you want, there is no specific route. Sure there might be that main road, but it is out of your way. Maybe you can jump that broken bridge and fly into the lead, maybe not. You'll have to decide if it's worth the risk. this as great graphics and the game play i rate 9/10 however the sound is average and this is a difficult gamje to play. the cars are great and the reality is far bettter than any other racing game ive played
This game has been unfairly overlooked by the magazines and the public.Good graphics and sound combined with addictive gameplay makes for a good game.Race in a championship or challenge a computer player one to one in a number of varied vehicles. The tracks are well thought out and contain a few surprises.Ok this is not the best driving game on the Dreamcast and I would not advise you to pay £40 for it, but if you see a second hand copy take a look.