You’re not a true fan of racing games if you haven’t yet played this fantastic game! And even though I’ve provided a compatibility patch some time ago, GoG has now released a properly fixed and compatible version.
It costs $5.99 and I think it’s well worth it. You won’t get any real RC car for that money and you get 28 of them in this game along with loads of iconic tracks to race on from neighborhoods, supermarkets, gardens, western style towns, ship, toy land and if that isn’t enough, there is also a track editor where you can make your very own tracks to race on. You don’t see track editors in any racing game these days which is a shame. Oh and even though the game is well over a decade old, the graphics still amaze me every time I play this game. It’s the way how the whole thing is shaded that makes it look WAY better than it should actually look like for its age. Music will keep you blood pumping fast and the physics are also very good with 4 levels to control, from very arcade to very simulation like. And you can play it with power-ups or just plain and fair racing with no trickery.
Time for some bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz sound 🙂
Along with the Need for Speed series, I’ve been a huge fan of Re-Volt. It’s like Micro Machines, but in a more modern form with a 3rd person view from behind instead of top down view, amazing graphics even for current standards if you crank up the Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering, fun gameplay, awesome physics and absolutely adorable worlds to race on ranging from neighborhoods, supermarkets, museums, western themed tracks, on a ship in the middle of the ocean, abandoned mines etc. And if you get bored, there is also a Track Editor which allows you to make crazy tracks of your own to race on. So, here is my contribution to the fans of this old but incredible game.
Currently only tested on Windows 7 SP1 64bit, but should work on other modern Windows operating systems as well (including Windows 8). If you do try it on other versions, please let me know how it works 🙂
– original Re-Volt game (english retail version from 1999)
– Creative ALchemy or similar tool for EAX support under Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8
1.0.1 (2013/07/03) – fixed missing shortcut icon and added more version info in the installer
1.0 (2013/07/02) – initial release (Fixed game crash on startup, fixed Track Editor)
In-game music doesn’t work (sound effects still work). It’s a common issue with games on modern operating systems where music is recorded as Audio CD. You can use media player to play the music in the background if you want, until i find the fix for this.