Circuit Breakers is mad fun to play. The game is similar to Micro Machines as far as how it plays, but the environments, graphics and overall feel are better. The one-player game will provide hours of fun, and the upcoming course add-on disc will give you even more (for a price of course). At first it may seem like the courses are impossible, but if you stick with them and learn the curves, falls and hairpin turns of each particular track you'll find that winning will come easier. The control is sweet--again, once you get used to it. Taking multiple turns after mastering the control will make you look like a pro. At times the Al can be a little too perfect around turns, but the quick use of a power-up should set things straight. Now onto a major reason why Circuit Breakers got such a respectable score: The Multiplayer Mode. When you first play it, the Two- or More-player Mode seems strange. If you fall off the track, you can't race until there's only one person left, and there's points involved...it all seems very confusing. But once you get the hang of it, Circuit Breakers' Multiplayer Mode proves to be a hell of a lot of fun. It's worth buying a muttitap for--that is, if you can find one. If you're into games like Micro Machine and R.C. Pro-Am from way back when, then definitely look into buying Circuit Breakers.
Wow! Where did this one come from? Circuit Breakers is one of the surprise games of the year so far for me. Try to imagine R.C. Pro-Am mixed with Micro Machines, and you'll have a basic idea of what this racer's all about. The Mode has a great learning curve and very well-designed tracks, but the highlight of this baby is its Multiplayer Mode. Gather three of your friends and get ready to have a LOT of fun. It's a total blast.
Yes, this game's A LOT like Micro Machines, except for one thing: better track design. Circuit Breakers' courses are excellent, with enough ledges and chasms to make them challenging but not frustratingly so (as in Micro Machines). The mulitplayer courses are especially good, making this an ideal party game if you have a multitap. Still, CB doesn't match Micro Machines when it comes to car variety and play options.
I'm sure my esteemed colleagues have said this already, but it bears repeating: Circuit Breakers rocks for multiplayer action! This quaint little title is unbelievably fun for three or four people playing at a time. The level and game design are brilliant, making this one of the best party games around (you'd have to play it to understand...don't let its simple looks fool you). The one-player game isn't bad, but get it for multiplayer.
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As the sequel to Dare Devil Derby, Circuit Breakers continues the legacy of racing a variety of wacky vehicles in a plethora of outlandish environments. Sadly, Circuit Breakers never gets out of the garage due to its tricky controls. Much like Derby, Circuit Breakers' loose handling makes it almost impossible to steer your vehicle.
Combine that with the limited single perspective, the narrow paths, and the significant draw-in problems, and driving becomes as annoying as the music in the background. Add in the fact that there are very few shortcuts, optional paths, or other cool extras, and Circuit Breakers' replay value crashes straight through to rental city. The only fun to be had with this Micro Machines-style game is in the mildly entertaining multiplayer matches.
- Your brakes won't help you in turns, so just lay off the gas Instead.
- Bump your opponents off the road to get ahead.