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Dakar 97, (SLPS-00634)

Dakar 97, (SLPS-00634)

Dakar 97, (SLPS-00634)

Dakar 97, (SLPS-00634)

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The Dakar Rally (or simply “The Dakar”; formerly known as “The Paris Dakar” or “Paris to Dakar Rally” and now as “The Lisboa Dakar”) is an annual off-road race, organized by the Amaury Sport Organization. The race is open to both amateur and professional entries. Amateurs typically make up about eighty percent of the participants.

Dakar97-01cDespite its name it is an off-road endurance race, called a rally-raid rather than a conventional rally, the terrain the competitors traverse is much tougher and the vehicles used are true off-road vehicles rather than the modified sedans used in normal rallies. Most of the competitive special sections are off-road, crossing dunes, mud, camel grass, and rocks among other obstacles. The distances of each stage covered vary from several kilometers up to 800 to 900 kilometers (500–560 mi) per day.

The PlayStation game tries to show how difficult the Dakar Rally is, but the game is just a few stages and seems too short to get a real feel for the long grueling rally. Perhaps the Dakar really deserves a longer game. The game features different camera angles and 3d graphics.

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V-Rally 2 – Championship Edition, (SLPS-02516)

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V-Rally 2, SLPS-02516, Championship Edition

V-Rally 2, SLPS-02516 (Original) Championship Edition
V-Rally 2, SLPS-91467 (PSOne Books)

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V-Rally 2 is a game based on the world of rally racing. Here precision-driving skill is most important. In each car there are two people, a driver and a navigator. There are 84 races to compete in with tracks all across the world. If that’s not enough for you, create your own tracks with the all-new Track Editor.

V-Rally 2 features 16 different cars, ranging from Toyota’s to Mitsubishi’s and everything in between.

vrally-02cIn the Arcade mode, four competitors compete in a race against the clock. The V-Rally Trophy mode consists of three different track groups (Euro Trophy, World Trophy, and Expert Trophy) and you must attempt to collect all of the shiny pieces of metal. Championship mode is where eight competitors battle to win the title of European Champion, World Champion, or Expert. Each driver faces the clock and then the top six drivers earn points. At the end of the final round, the racer with the most points wins the championship.

V-Rally 2 features four-player split-screen action, so you and your friends can have a blast trying to top each others times. Damage can also be done to your car, so watch out for some vengeance-seeking friends.

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V-Rally 1 – Championship Edition, (SLPS-01149)

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V-Rally 1, SLPS-01149, Championship Edition

V-Rally 1, SLPS-01149 (Original) Championship Edition
V-Rally 1, SLPS-91099 (Playstation the Best)
V-Rally 1, SLPS-91430 (PSOne Books)

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V-Rally ’97 features 11 licensed rally vehicles and over 40 tracks with variable weather, terrain, and time of day. Freely adjust such parameters as suspension, gear ratios, and steering before competing in the following three play modes: Arcade, Championship, and Time Trial. Arcade has you advancing through multiple competitions grouped by difficulty, each consisting of four stages. Championship is an eight-race tournament that involves earning points for every top-three finish, while Time Trial lets you compete against the clock or another vehicle.

vrally-01bV-Rally also includes head-to-head racing via split-screen display, adjustable difficulty settings, and multiple camera views. A memory card is required to save progress and controller configurations.

Features
Choose from 11 authentic rally vehicles for competition on over 40 tracks
Includes three play modes: Arcade, Championship, and Time Trial
Challenge a friend via split-screen display

Manufacturer’s description:
Official cars from 1997 WRC season.
Multi-player mode.
Varied weather and terrain conditions.
Real time 3D imaging and Dolby Surround Sound.
2 Tracks – the largest number ever.
Totally realistic rally road handling.
Real engine sound and radio communication with professional co-drivers.

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Rally Cross, (SIPS-60022)

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Rally Cross, (SIPS-60022)

Rally Cross, (SIPS-60022)

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Looking for a rough time? Well, get ready for off-road racing with Rally Cross by Sony Interactive. Take on four obsessively tough computer opponents as you race around six of the world’s most grueling rally courses. Blazing deserts, a rolling European countryside, stadium ovals and more will challenge your driving skills! Begin winning seasons and you’ll eventually reveal 20 different vehicles, including four hardcore rally trucks (each with its own independent suspension, traction, speed, handling and acceleration) to tackle the competition.

RallyCross-01dAdd up to three of your friends in a PlayStation exclusive four-player mode, and you’ve got tons of mud throwing, fishtailing, and wreck inducing action. Try handling obtrusive weather and obstacle conditions such as snow, ice, sand, streams, mud, jumps, dirt and gravel.

Rally style racing lets you perform power slides, end-over-end crashes, rolling your car, crashing into others and forcing cars off the road — everything damages your vehicle! Compete in a season or tournament mode with three difficulty levels and four perspectives. So what are you waiting for? Rally on!

Manufacturer’s description:
6 courses – Race each course forward or backwards. Elements like snow, ice, sand, streams, mud, jumps, dirt, and gravel test your driving skills.
20 Rally Vehicles – Cars and trucks with 4 wheel independent suspension – each with different traction, speed, handling and acceleration.
Rally Style Racing – Power slides, end-over-end crashes, roll your car, crash into other cars, force cars off the road – all collisions damage your vehicle.
Race With 4 Players – Quad split screen racing allows up to four players to race at once!
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Rage Racer, (SLPS-00600)

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Rage Racer, (SLPS-00600)

Rage Racer, (SLPS-00600)

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Rage Racer is the third Namco title in the Racer series, and in some respects it is similar. The third Ridge Racer game again features three tracks, with each of the courses beginning with the same starting line to emerge into a completely distinctive course. Each of the courses take you through a multitude of ancient landmarks, cities, natural wonders such as light houses, tunnels, waterfalls, ruins, European styled villages etc. Visually the game takes a different approach compared to the previous PlayStation titles. The game looks more realistic and has a darker color scheme, it takes a lot of this from the arcade game in the Ridge Racer series, Rave Racer.

RageRacer-01cFor the first time before Gran Turismo, Rage Racer introduces a brand new advanced single-player career system which uses credits that player can get credits after winning race then it can be used to buy cars, upgrading cars and so on.

TRACKS:
Rage Racer has four tracks, which all can be driven backwards as well as forwards. Compared to the tracks in the previous games, Rage Racer’s tracks are very long and detailed, except for “The Extreme Oval”, at 3,074m. The remaining 3 tracks are “Mythical Coast” (4,641m), “Over Pass City” (6,640m) and “Lakeside Gate” (6,237m). Rage Racer was also one of the only games in the series that did not feature an onscreen map during the race. “Mythical Coast” has a varied range of corners and hills, and suits an all-round vehicle such as the Gnade Esperanza. “Over Pass City” features many steep inclines, and suits the high acceleration Lizard vehicles. “Lakeside Gate” is a technical, twisting course, to which the quick handling Age cars are best suited. “The Extreme Oval” is a flat out oval with wide banked turns. The high speed Assoluto cars are most at home on this track.

As you progress through Rage Racer you will gradually unlock the ability to race each course backward, effectively doubling the number of tracks.

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