This is a fantastic game...The first Rush was somewhat entertaining, but got very frusterating and looked like crap compared to Rush 2049!! Okay, just looking at the cover of the box shows how good this game is. You can choose from 1-4 players. The options you can choose from are One Race, Circuits, Practice, Battle, Stunt, and Obstacle Course. (there are also the basic Audio options and screening, whatever) CARS These cars are pretty tight. They range from honking 4x4 trucks to sleek sport cars with rockets in the back, to mini Bug cars that kick up dust. The colors you can choose are in a wide range. If you go the cheat option hidden in the menu (go to a cheat website to find this) you can change the tires of the cars, from little dots to giant monster truck ones. The engines range from a puny 3.0 to the fast 8.0, and you can also change what type of car you're using. For example...you have your automatics and stickshifts, right? Well, there are Sport Automatic and Sport Stickshifts, and so on. They mostly change the speed of your car. You have different tires, also, from offroad ones to slick tires that make you slide. You have to be very expierenced to master these babies. The car options also lets you choose the size of the wings you can bring out during play (the wings support you in mid-air...when you hit a big jump and go sailing, you can control yourself in the air...sweet, huh?) TRACKS The tracks are expertly designed. There are always hidden places you'll find either by chance or by looking for a VERY long time. There are six tracks (or seven, I can't remember) and very unique. They have tight turns and long ramps, and some parts in them where it takes skill and a LOT of luck not to blow up. You can choose the fog density, the wind strength, and if you want it mirrored or backwards or both. COINS These things are quite annoying. There are eight gold and eight silver in every track. Finding them h
elps you unlock new options for you car, more cars, and more tracks. Sometimes they lay in plain site (the coins, mind you) and sometimes they're wedged between tight places, or suspended in the air where you have to fly off a certain ledge at a certain angle to get at them. It can get frusterating, but hang in there! BATTLE This is very fun to do with a friend. I'm disappointed that you can't play it with the computer, though...oh well. You pick up different types of weapons, ranging from the Sonic Blaster to the peanut shooter (it's not actually called a peanut shooter...it actually shoots out one-hit kill rockets, but unfortunately only holds 3 rockets...it looks like DK's shooter on Donkey Kong...=P). You unlock more battle tracks by gaining points on blowing up your opposer. The battle tracks get funner with each new one you unlock! Note: There are no coins to collect in Battle Mode. STUNTS You also unlock more stunt tracks by getting more and more points. There are also the sixteen coins to get...if course, these are more difficult to gain because of all the twisted obastacles designed to get you to produce more efficient stunts. These "stunts" are made by you going as fast as you can and doing multiple acrobatic stunts in the air, AND surviving. If you flip on your back you're toast, and all the points you would have gained are lost. You don't LOSE point necessarily, though, so that's a given. The max time on this is twenty minutes. OBSTACLE COURSE This is exactly what it is...an obstacle course. You must drive through to the finish line, dodging swinging pendulums, jump over lava, weave between moving blocks, and flip to land right-side-up on upside-down roller coasters. The main objective is to finish in as little time as possible. AI They are pretty easy on easy mode (imagine that!!) but if you switch to hard, they can be extremely brutal and pretty sneaky. T
hey h ave better engines, so go even faster as you proceed through the difficulty levels, and take shortcuts. They also push you around and run over switches that have different advantages (example: one switch on track 5 pulls out a giant steel obstacle so that the other players ram into it and blow up.) MULTI-PLAYER MODE These are pretty fun, and up to four players can play, splitting the screen into fourths. Battling is fun, although you can't be on teams (you can if you want, but with no help from the computer) OTHER INFO It's helpful because you have a bunch of different views...you can be behind the wheel and see the hood, or just be right in back of the car, or be behind the wheel and NOT see the hood...I'm not sure how to do it, but a couple times I've actually had something happen to where I saw my car from a side angle...it was very confusing...if you find out how, please tell me!!! The music tracks are great. There are around ten different songs to switch to, but the defaults works best for me because they rotate every few minutes without me having to press start and go to "music menu" and do it myself. The graphics are great!! The colors are very vibrant and vivid, and everything is so detailed...I think this is a fantastic improvement and this sort of design should be used more frequently...it's like a 3-D sci-fi world, basically... If you get the expansion pack, there are little trains that go down the road (watch out for those), and planes fly overhead. Also, the music for the practice mode will be available. You can also save your files so your data on the coins on tracks won't be erased...(you need a controller pak for this, though) Overall, this is a fantastic game and I'm extremely happy I bought it. I recommend you do, also. Have fun!!!!
When I played the first San Francisco Rush, I was amazed. It was incredibly fun, especially the unrealistic physics. Then, came along a sequel, called Rush 2. It was so much better, with a stunt course, improved multiplayer, and of course, extremely fun crashes. I?d say, however, that the third installment to the series, San Francisco Rush 2049, was best of all. It had so many new levels and features. Not only did it have more stunt courses, it had weapons in the multiplayer mode. You could play for hours between 4 stunt courses, 1 obstacle course, and 8 multiplayer courses. But best of all, you had wings. These made air stunts much more funny and easier. Seeing your car spin countless times in midair was absolutely hysterical! Also, you could change more parameters of your car than before. You had many more engines and cars to choose from, as well as frames, tires, and more. The championship races were enhanced as well, with features such as suicide mode, where you couldn?t die more than once. Also, the data charts made it easier to see what you had done. You could see how many more of each parameter you needed in order to unlock new things. Now, onto the basics of the game: Graphics- 10 This games graphics were unreal. The cities and cars looked great, and you could see everything very clearly. Compared to the last games, the graphics have been enhanced greatly. But, as most would agree, graphics don?t really matter, although the graphics in this game are just amazing. Sound- 10 You?ll love listening to the great tunes of the game while going 180 MPH down a highway. For once a racing game does have good tunes. Not only that, but the sound effects, such as crashes, tire screeches, cars hitting walls, etc. are very good and sound almost as if they are real. I wish I could get a soundtrack for this game? Challenge- 10 Trying to beat the championship mode of this game is very challenging. Not only that, but get
ting the gold and silver coins is very annoying in itself. Also, different sets of tires can present challenges with control and speed. Replay- 10 The amount of stuff you can do in this game is almost never ending. First, in the championship, you need to complete 4 different difficulties of races, ranging from easy to extreme. You?ll play through all the tracks and in different ways, such as reversed, mirrored, or mirror-reversed. Not only that, but in order to unlock engines, tires, and more, you?ll need to find 8 silver and 8 gold medals in each level. This is one tough task, and will require speed, determination, and patience. But that?s not all. In multiplayer, you?ll have to kill a certain number of friends in order to unlock new multiplayer levels. The same goes with the stunt courses. You?ll need a certain amount of stunt points in order to get new stunt courses. And, as in the single player, you?ll need to collect 8 silver and 8 gold medals to get more cars and parameters. And, if you get enough done in the game, you?ll get the fun obstacle course. This course isn?t to be taken lightly, as it is only for the best of players. So you?ll have endless fun in a game like this! Control- 10 You have very easy control in this, even at high speeds. You don?t need to worry about tight turns and sliding all over (Unless you use the slick tires). Plus, you won?t have to worry about flipping around in midair because of the new wings features. They make the game much easier. I?d say the controls have been nicely done. Unlike Grand Turismo, you?ll actually be able to control your car. Gameplay- 10 You have many different forms of Gameplay when it comes to this game. Ranging from the regular championship mode all the way to an obstacle course. You can play multiplayer, stunt mode, and use many cheats to enhance Gameplay. Also, you have many different cars and tracks, so you can try each course with different cars to see how well differ
ent cars can handle different courses. Overall- 10 It?ll take you quite a while to find everything in this game. Even if you find it all, you?ll still have many laughs watching cars flip around all over the place and crash with a nice big explosion. You can have fun with friends or even take on a challenging obstacle course. If you enjoy big explosions, many cars and tracks, various options, and nice tunes, than I definitely recommend getting this great game!