Delighted to see someone finally mention the magnificent Ridge Racer 64! In my opinion, it is the best game in the series....
It has superb tracks (including the exclusive Renegade levels), fantastic handling, graphics that are still excellent to this day, and loads of unlockable shit.
What makes it very interesting for me is that you can actually "brake" in the game by holding the brake button and the accelerator together. This meant that you could get around stages without having to constantly powerslide. Of course powersliding was brilliant, but you had the choice to brake if you wished, which added a layer of strategy to the gameplay. Braking became very important when racing the fastest classes of cars. Its a pity that you can't break effectively in the new 3D version.
I would give a second place to the excellent PSP launch title. I love Ridge Racer on the PSone as I adore the original Ridge City track. Of course Ridge Racer 4 is great and I enjoy playing Revolution also.
Great series. Not as good as Sega Rally games at their best but not far off.
MrVengeance 135 posts
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