Petrol heads over on planet Switch aren’t exactly swamped with decent driving action at the moment, but thankfully we’ve just had 2 PlayStation classics hit this past month with the amazingly fun kart racer CTR and the glossy SEGA AGES Virtua Racing. Next up is something new; EnjoyUp Games’ Rally Rock N Racing – and while it doesn’t flick up dirt Colin McRae style, it does deliver a thrilling ride. Gentlemen, start your engines.
Rally Rock ‘N Racing comes with a host of different modes including Championship, World Rally Cup, Time Trail, Online LeaderBoards and 4 Player Multiplayer. Championship consists of 3 cups; Bronze, Silver and Gold, and here you’ll be taken to different locations such as Deserts, Industrial districts, Parks and Downtown. You’ll be racing against 3 other cars and it’s here where the thrills are to be found. Unlike most rally games where it’s just you against the clock, here it’s a fight against some tough competition. There are 3 races per tournament which run back to back, so you’ll need to race wisely and make good use of the handbrake in order to unlock future events. Tracks incorporate long straights, tight hairpin bends and the odd huge jump. There’s also a handful of different unlockable rally cars to burn around each track. Even with all the modes it’s not a huge game but for a budget priced release there’s enough to keep you racing for a good while.
Rally Rock ‘N Racing delivers a decent racing experience that delivers on all fronts. Well, nearly all. Control wise it’s a strange one. There seems to be a slight lag when turning left or right, and at first it’s noticeable, but after you’ve got a couple of wins under your belt it doesn’t hamper your enjoyment. Another slight annoyance is the endless twiddling on guitar from the 80’s rock soundtrack. I suppose with a title of Rally Rock ‘N Racing it should be expected. After a couple of laps, it’s straight to the options menu for me – sorry Mr Guitar hero.
If you’re looking for a new racer then Rally Rock ‘N Racing is definitely worth a shot. Hail the indies. Rock on!
Lizard rating: 7.5/10