Uniracers

a game by DMA Design

Platform: SNESSNES

Genre: Racing

See also: Racing Games

People say:

7

Uniracers is definitely a unique game. While it lacks the charm of most of the other Nintendo titles, there is bound to be a cult following. The graphics look good, if not simple, and it plays pretty well. My only gripe is that it could have used some more diversity to It. Maybe added types of obstacles ... something. It's fun. but it has a certain audience. This is a hard game to rate. I like it. though.

5

I don't know. I'm a fanatic for racing games, but Uniracers does nothing for me. Oh sure, the background visuals are good with vibrant colors and the sounds are decent, but the adrenaline rush you normally feel while playing a racing game just isn't there. The little twists and stunts you can perform help out a little, but I just found myself dozing off. Not intense by any means.

5

Uniracers is one of those games that you either love or hate. Although the key elements of graphics, sound and game play are very good, something about it didn't click for me. Yes, I enjoyed all the neat little unicycle tricks that has excellent control, but I couldn't have fun with it. I can see how some would enjoy this game. But for me. I could only get into it if I was really bored.

5

I've never been a big fan of driving games and this one is typical of why. Sure, the graphics are good and the control is precise. but there is t a lot to do. You can flip about and do some neat-looking tricks, but the game play of these types doesn't excite me. Your first few tries will determine whether you're hooked or not. This is not everyone's cup of tea. but certain gamers will get into it.

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A clever concept that's a little one- dimensional, Uniracers is the most fun you can have with one wheel on the SNES.

The Wheel World

Uniracers is a fast-paced racing game that pits you against up to eight other players in a wild, cookie-tossing sprint to the goal line. You take command of an unmanned unicycle (pick one from a menu or customize your own), then race other players through an incredible set of loops and whirls.

It's not enough to just race, though. You gain real speed from performing a dizzying array of stunts, from simple wheel flips to treble twists and loop the loops. Your timing has to be perfect, and you have to know just when to perform the stunts.

Unique

The graphics are crisp and clean but a little boring. The backgrounds should've definitely been touched up, and the bikes all look identical. But the animation is smooth and very fast, so if you're at all prone to motion sickness, bike off, man.

The lame sound effects will puncture your tire. Each move is accompanied by a feeble tone, though the music spins your spokes nicely. Hard-drivin' unicycle music has never been this good. Actually, it's never been.

Control is easy once you practice for about ten minutes. Each track also has a Stunt Section where you can practice your most difficult moves. If you're hard up for some bike action, try this addictive game. You'll be one-wheelin' and loving it before you know it.

ProTip: Listen for audio clues. Whenever you hear your opponent do a mil, do one yourself to catch up.

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