Some people like to make things ... some people like to break things. The latter will be found playing Destruction Derby on the PlayStation, yet another title from the geniuses at Psygnosis. The object of the game? Run your opponent into a barrier wall! Ultra-smooth, realistic explosions, dents and smashes will keep your adrenaline pumping as you search for your next victim. This is stock-car racing on steroids!
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This is definitely one game you will want to check out. You score points for smashing into other cars. The more damage you inflict on the other cars, the more points you get.
If you cause another car to wipe out and spin around, that's when you can score some really big points.
The sound effects of this game are incredible. It's the first game that features smoke coming out of the engine and back ends of the cars after they have sustained damage.
A damage meter in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen helps you monitor where your car has sustained the most damage. Once your car is damaged on all sides, black smoke will billow from the vehicle and it will be game over in more ways than one. The music is awesome. This is one game you should watch for.
- MANUFACTURER - Psygnosis
- DIFFICULTY - MODERATE
- THEME - Sports
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 to 5
Daytona with wrecks-that's Destruction Derby in a nutshell. You race big, fast stock cars on realistic-looking circuits, but unlike Ridge Racer and Daytona, damage is the name of the game. Inflict it, but also avoid it because your car will handle differently as it gets pounded. Ten-car pileups won't be uncommon on these busy tracks. A head-to-head racing mode and a no-rules attitude could put this one in the winner's circle.
The boys at Psygnosis should be riding high right about now. Being responsible for two of the best games we've ever seen on a home system is definitely reason enough. Rivaled only by its sister opus, Wipeout, Destruction Derby is sure to work gamers into a frenzy.
Tired of just racing around a track? For those of you out there who watch car races just for the crashes, bon apetit. In DD, you get to hop behind the wheel of a stock car. Choose from several tracks, including the ever-popular Figure 8, and watch the shrapnel fly! In addition to different tracks, games such as Tag are included, in which you and a friend can play chicken with your cars. Link-up capabilities allow for two-player play, as in Wipeout.