Product Type: Acclaim Playstation games
Newest Review: ... than most is the way you interact with the environment. I need to expand on this. In most racing games, you simply follow a track. Now tha... more
a gain that isn't that re-volting...
Member Name: Thebaker50
Advantages: Original, good graphics for the system, 2 play modes, weapons
Disadvantages: Not very good at first, no plot
Re-volt is a racing car game, but kind of with a difference. Instead of using large V8 engines, and super 4wd japanese saloons this game uses remote control toys. Yes... you drive around in an RC car in a sort of race. I will be honest with you on first playing with this game i was not impressed. The cars tip over fairly easily (or at least some of them do), and there are other various things like the silly turn speeds, and the fact that the large rc cars aren't much slower than the small ones etc etc.
But as i played the game, i started to like it. What this game does better than most is the way you interact with the environment. I need to expand on this. In most racing games, you simply follow a track. Now that is majorly the case in this game, except the track isn't a track, its a neighbourhood, or a museum, or whatever. ANd i love the way you go from one area to the next. FOr example, in the neighbourhood race, you end up driving down a sewage pipe, coming up, and bombing it down a block, before going across somones back garden, and so on and so forth. THis is a really sweet feature.
ALso i should mention you have weapons in this game. Nothing special by todays standards, but for the original playstation, this was pretty revolutionary. There are sort of 3 main weapons that i can remember (there may be more, but please forgive me, its been a few years i last played this). You could shoot out fireworks as sort of missiles from the front. Or drop these bombs that look like powerups. Or you could get a shield. YOu can also pick up nitroboosts as well.
Ok, so what about how to play. YOu can play with more than just 1 or 2p (but you can't race/fight bots with 2p, only 1p can you do this). And there are 2 main gamemodes, a sort of racing game, where the winner is first to cross the line. Or you can play a battle mode, where the first to land 10 hits (e.g. missile etc) wins. Personally i though 1p was better in race mode, and 2p was best in battle mode. THis kinda added some diversity.
Certainly by todays standards this is not a great game. HOwever there are 3 things i loved about this game. 1stly i love the fact then when i was young, i obviously only had access to RC cars, and this sort of played into that. Secondly, this game had weapons in races, not many did at the time. And thirdly i liked the graphics, for the ps1 i though they were good.
Overall i am going to give this 4/5. Its a bit strange, and isn't very good at first, with no plot, but i feel its originality and the fact it was my favourite PS1 racing game carries it though.
Summary: I liked it