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Crazy Weird Racing Games

by Metal Jesus Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:35 am

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Crazy, Weird and Bizarre Racing Games with Jason Heine of TheEMUreview! Some of the games are so bad they are good…and some are…just really, really BAD!

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Car Battler Joe (GBA)
Road Blaster (iOS)
Enviro-Bear (iOS)
Jet Moto series (PS1)
Rumble Racing (PS2)
Starsky & Hutch (PS2)

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Re: Crazy Weird Racing Games

by fastbilly1 Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:39 am

Car Battler Joe is awesome, one of my favorites. Sadly I have never gotten four people together to play it multiplayer, I will have to do so soon.
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Re: Crazy Weird Racing Games

by Metal Jesus Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:24 pm

fastbilly1 wrote:Car Battler Joe is awesome, one of my favorites. Sadly I have never gotten four people together to play it multiplayer, I will have to do so soon.


I had no idea the game supports 4 players! My copy didn't come with a manual... so that's good to know
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Re: Crazy Weird Racing Games

by fastbilly1 Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:33 pm

Metal Jesus wrote:
fastbilly1 wrote:Car Battler Joe is awesome, one of my favorites. Sadly I have never gotten four people together to play it multiplayer, I will have to do so soon.


I had no idea the game supports 4 players! My copy didn't come with a manual... so that's good to know

I have played it two player. It is very Twisted Metal meets Pokemon. But we realized after a couple rounds that the flying chassis is ridiculously over powered.
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Re: Crazy Weird Racing Games

by Ghegs Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:56 pm

Rumble Racing is one I meant to pick up at some point, but totally forgot about it. Don't see if it's particularly crazy or weird, though...

Good to see the neGcon getting a mention. I just bought another spare, making me the proud owner of no less than four neGcon controllers.
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Re: Crazy Weird Racing Games

by Metal Jesus Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:03 pm

Ghegs wrote:Rumble Racing is one I meant to pick up at some point, but totally forgot about it. Don't see if it's particularly crazy or weird, though...


A stunt system like SSX and special Tornado attacks isn't crazy or weird for a racing game?
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Re: Crazy Weird Racing Games

by Ghegs Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:46 pm

Metal Jesus wrote:
Ghegs wrote:Rumble Racing is one I meant to pick up at some point, but totally forgot about it. Don't see if it's particularly crazy or weird, though...


A stunt system like SSX and special Tornado attacks isn't crazy or weird for a racing game?


Well, the power-ups seem like standard Kart racer fare. The stunt system is a bit rarer to be sure, but there have been examples of that both before and after Rumble Racing, like Uniracers, many Hot Wheels games, Speed Racer, Nitronic Rush...maybe I'm just so used to racing games like that, where extreme attention to realism isn't listed on the feature page, that the concept doesn't appear wildly outlandish to me. :)

I don't know, maybe something like Motor Toon Grand Prix (US) feels more weird to me. It's a kart racer, but you can disable the power-ups completely (awesome right there) and it has a graphical style and theme that's crazy in that "Looney Tunes after a drop of acid" -sense. The game also has unlockable minigames, like a tank battle and a Battleship-type of thing.

As an aside, the game is made by the team who later made Gran Turismo. One of the minigames is a more serious type of racing game, it's very cool.
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Re: Crazy Weird Racing Games

by CRTGAMER Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:53 pm

Ghegs wrote:I don't know, maybe something like Motor Toon Grand Prix (US) feels more weird to me. It's a kart racer, but you can disable the power-ups completely (awesome right there) and it has a graphical style and theme that's crazy in that "Looney Tunes after a drop of acid" -sense. The game also has unlockable minigames, like a tank battle and a Battleship-type of thing.

As an aside, the game is made by the team who later made Gran Turismo. One of the minigames is a more serious type of racing game, it's very cool.

2nd this, Motor Toon is good PS1 racer with a different look in the animation.

Starsky & Hutch is a great choice as a Hidden Gem due to the Lightgun capability. Try playing the game solo, one hand on the wheel and the other holding the Lightgun.

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by mister j-y Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:01 pm

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