Big Scale Racing
Everyone needs a hobby. Some people watch football, some collect stamps, and others race 1/5 scale radio-controlled cars in Holland. It’s the latter that we’re concerned with here, as Big Scale Racing simulates the 'sport’ that’s sweeping the Netherlands, and, apparently, the world.
Creating a simulation of a simulation is always a bit of an odd thing to do. It’s like releasing a Subbuteo game, offering two degrees of separation from the real thing. Nevertheless, that’s what they've done here, and though it might look like just another car game, the handling is vaguely how you’d imagine a big toy car to react. Obviously, to really replicate the remote control aspect, you’d have to drive your car from a fixed position, and you can actually do this, the only drawback being that it makes the game unplayable.
Essentially, BSR is a fairly straightforward racing game, albeit with cars that are more likely to flip out of shape than their actual-sized counterparts, making contact a risky tactic. It isn’t actually quite as bad as you’d expect, and as a representation of the niche activity, it’s probably unrivalled. However, considering you can pick up Colin McRae Rally 2.0 for a fiver, there’s no real reason to buy it. The press release claims it is definitely not recommended for the faint-hearted. We’d stick with definitely not recommended.
Download Big Scale Racing
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP