Ridge Racer

a game by Namco Ltd.
Genre: Racing
Platforms: Playstation, PSX
Editor Rating: 7/10, based on 3 reviews
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 1 vote
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See also: Ridge Racer Games
Ridge Racer
Ridge Racer
Ridge Racer
Ridge Racer

Ridge Racer was a breakthrough title for the PlayStation, and that has raised high expectations for the sequel.You'd expect a leap in graphics and added game-play on top of the features so beloved in the original.

Namco succeeds in touching up game-play and adds new music, plus remixes of the original tunes.The graphics differ a little bit from the original, but they certainly aren't better. Ridge Racer Revolution definitely has a lot more extras now, and it lasts longer than the original. It still packs a lot of fun though, especially with the Mad Catz steering wheel, and is a must purchase for racing fans.

Graphics - 8

Sound/FX - 8

Gameplay - 8

Rating - 8

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Playstation Download

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

PSX Download

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Ridge Racer heated up the arcades, and now it is almost ready for launch on what may become one of the most popular systems around: the PlayStation. Using almost the same incredible graphics of the arcade coin-op, this version will blow you away. This cart really shows off the PlayStation's capabilities, making it clear that this is one system that won't sit still. Ridge Racer plays like your average driving cart, complete with shifting, braking, and accelerating, but the PlayStation takes it to new heights. If you've got a hunger to drive muscle cars down a long stretch of road, Ridge Racer will squeal your tires.

THE GOOD

This game is translated with such attention to detail that it puts the 16-Bit racers to shame.

THE BAD

We'll have to wait some time before we ll be able to see some PlayStation games over here.

THE UGLY

The look of all the angry arcade owners who will lose business to the home platforms.

  • MANUFACTURER - NAMCO OF JAPAN
  • DIFFICULTY - MODERATE
  • THEME - RACING
  • NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1
  • NUMBER OF LEVELS - n/a

Ridge Racer has been acclaimed as one of the best driving games to ever hit the arcades. Now with the power of the Sony PlayStation, this racing smash is faithfully duplicated. Ridge Racer has everything from the beautiful lady at the starting grid, to the shameless Namco game plugs, to the annoying yellow Lamborghini. Namco left nothing out of their arcade baby, and even added a little more like a new driving perspective. You can even play a little game of Galaxian while the game loads up! Add to that secrets not found in the arcade and you got a fantastic game for a superb system.

Ridge Racer offers a choice of four cars. Each car differs from the others in performance. The faster the vehicle, the worse the traction and handling. The behavior of the car is reversed when the top 1 speed is slower. There is also a way to play as the other cars. The black Diablo is the ultimate racing machine. Maybe it can be driven as well?

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