Lego Stunt Rally
|a game by||Graphic State Limited|
|Platforms:||PC, GameBoy Color|
|Editor Rating:||6/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||6.8/10 - 5 votes|
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|See also:||Lego Games|
Hot damn, do you remember LEGO Stunt Rally by LEGO Interactive, the Slotcar-Esque gameplay that provided, what could be, the easiest to complete game that ever existed? This game isn't hard so if you're into it, it has to be for nostalgia purposes. Strap in and prepare yourself for this classic racer.
Okay so, to put it simply, you know slot cars? The remote control racing toys that followed the groove in the track and all you had to do was control the speed, going fast on straights and easing up on corners? Yeah, it's that. It's exactly that for this game. Here, all steering is controlled automatically so you don't have to fully worry about taking turns. Instead, you are given the ability to reduce your speed a little to ensure that you don't come at the corner too quick and blast off the track. To give the game credit, this does provide a little bit of a challenge alongside the mud pits and fans that blow you off course.
Also, this game does have the standard Kart racer style powerups, you can pick these up and use them at any time by switching lanes and collecting them. They provide simple temporary abilities like speed boosts and such.
There is a track editor in this title. It is admittedly rudimentary but it is present. I would suggest completing the short story mode before trying this out as many of the items and pieces for the editor can only be unlocked as you complete it. The track editor is fun and I really enjoy it whenever a game has one of these in it but in reality, it's not that in depth as it still conforms to the gameplay requirements that hold the rest of the game. It's nothing like Trackmania, which provides an incredible amount of options for challenge and fun. Instead, this focuses more on the controlled and easy-to-use gameplay.
Suitable For All
So, as you've probably noticed, I have said this game is easy on more than one occasion and that is true, but it is not necessarily a bad thing. Although simple in design and function, the title does manage to provide a straightforward game for those of any age to engage with. You could be looking to go back and play the game for nostalgia, or perhaps you want to get your child into gaming and need something simple to start off with. In either case, it’s a solid option for all intents and purposes. It is a well made and well presented game with that textbook LEGO humour that we’ve all grown accustomed to over the years.
As classic and retro a game as you can get, LEGO Stunt Rally provides a timeless and easy to use gameplay that those of any age can enjoy. If you’re looking for a nostalgia trip, then this is the game for you.
- Very Easy to play
- Track editor is fun
- Very short
- Lack of gameplay diversity