RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP (INTEC/P'S PSYTEC/STUDIO TORNAD CAT)

SUPER CD-ROM 2 (JAPANESE VERSION / TEXTS IN ENGLISH)

The PC-ENGINE is known as one of the best consoles ever, specially regarding on RPG´s, shooters, and platform games. It doesn´t mean, of course, that there are no good PCE games at all on other styles. Take the racing games, for instance: the main problem is that only a few PCE racing titles were actually released and, among these, only a tiny amount is really interesting.

Rally Championship is quite an unknown racing game. It´s pretty hard to find any kind of information or pictures about it, which is a shame, because this game is definitely within that "tiny amount" of interesting PCE racing titles.

 

One of the most attractive features on Rally Championship is the chance to play with legendary rally cars, such as Lancia Delta, Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Celica, Citröen ZX, among others. There are 3 different kinds of challenge in this game: Time Attack, High Speed Mode or Adventure Mode.

 

Even though the graphics themselves are not that beautiful (not ugly, but too damn simple), the animation is superb! Lots of different sprites were used to animate the cars, which make their movements really smooth. As for the background scenarios, an hyper-fast and multi-directional scrolling makes of Rally Championship a really impressive title, and shows us once more how powerful the PC-ENGINE actually is, regarding on graphics. The musics fit well into the fast races, but are far from being memorable.

The biggest issue with Rally Championship is related with its difficulty. The High Speed Mode is not that hard, with easier tracks without any sharp curves, but the Adventure Mode... PFEW!! ^^" It has to be said, also, that the cars must be well adjusted according to the Game Mode... otherwise, the difficulty will become even bigger. Help!! ^__^

  

Rally Championship is quite an interesting game, recommended to expert gamers. And here´s a little warning, even to those "experts": prepare to face Hell on Earth... this game is really, really tough!! ^__^

 

Marcelo Reis

 

UNIVERSO PC-ENGINE

Graphics

69%

Playability

70%

Musics and Sound Effects

77%

Interest

72%

OVERALL

72%

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