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PSX - Demolition Racer Box Art Front

Demolition Racer is a racing game with a twist. Rather than a game that just requires you to try and win the race, this game gives you points to destroy the other racers' cars. The game has many styles of game play so you don't have to play the same style each game. There are 5 game styles in the Single Race section of the game. This section does not count towards unlocking cars or tracks. It is for practice and just plain fun. The main style is Demolition. In Demolition, you race against other cars around the track and get points for hitting them, spinning them in circles and knocking them into the wall. You also get a big bonus for landing on top of a car which will immediately destroy the car. When you finish the race, your final position is found by multiplying the points you got from hitting the other cars with the points that you got for the position you finished in. So if you finish first, but never hit anyone, you won't win the race.

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ReleasedAug 31, 1999
DeveloperPitbull Syndicate
PublisherInfogrames
Players2
Co-OpNo

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Demolition Racer features one-player mayhem and two-player split-screen racing demolition action. With action similar to Destruction Derby, it's pure chaos as you race without rules and regulations and with total disregard for another racer's existence. The object of the game is not only to beat your opponents to the finish line but crush them to pieces as many times as it takes, setting their engines on fire in a blaze of glory.

Choose your own name and enter either a single race or the Demolition League. In the latter mode, you must progress by achieving the highest ranking per race in order to access locked-out arenas or cars. You've got the Rookie League, Semi-Pro League, Pro League, Endurance League, and Arena League. Pick one out of eight cars, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Before heading off to the race you can even customize the color of your car, the logo and an optional face to go along with it. With the face option enabled, all cars will have big placards of the faces sitting atop so that you know who's who.

Car selection is based on a set skill-level system. While the Bobcat car lets you play an easy game, the Predator is for those who want to play hard. Other cars, like the Vandal and Widowmaker, are special cars only attainable through league play. They are powerful cars that can either protect you like a road block or destroy just about anything in sight. Put the pedal to the metal as an incremental damage-causing collision system lets car parts and effects fly everywhere. Smoke, fire, shattered glass, flying hoods, and wobbly tires become commonplace. Get into the game with plenty of camera angles including a bird's eye view and then kick back to watch it all again with the replay feature.

Score points for spinning a vehicle 360 degrees or kill your opponents with one shot by landing on top of their roof. Run into destructible barricades, barrels, signposts, and garbage cans. Randomly placed power-ups that can enhance your chances of winning include picking up a repair wrenchs to receiving turbo boosts for extra speed. Win by mauling your 15 opponents and getting across that finish line first. Go the extra mile and challenge yourself with more laps, difficult handling, and wacky tracks. Speaking of tracks, the soundtrack is full of heavy music from original scores to re-mixes by Fear Factory, Junkie XL, Empirion, and Cirrus.

  • Choose one of eight playable vehicles and challenge the computer or a friend

  • Compete on ten tracks littered with destructible objects to smash into

  • Features real-time damage modeling with up to 16 vehicles per course

    Controls: Gamepad/Joystick

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