Excerpt: Bizarre Creations is undoubtedly one of the finest third party studios out there. For the Dreamcast, they developed Fur Fighters and Metropolis Street Racer (MSR). There's a reason MSR feels a lot like a Dreamcast version of Project Gotham Racer. They were responsible for the Xbox's premier racing game, as well as its sequel. On the Xbox 360, they developed Geometry Wars for which a Wii version will be released this fall. Quite an impressive lineup of games since 2001.
Excerpt: Most gear heads consider the Gran Turismo series to be the closest to recreating the driving experience in a game console. But a certain little game known as Metropolis Street Racer, or MSR for short, managed to become many a driving gamer's darling. Featuring eye dropping graphics, especially in the environments, and a nice selection of cars, Metropolis Street Racer is the whole package. The game even comes with a number of radio stations which play original music.
Excerpt: Metropolis Street Racer follows two trends in gaming. The first is that this is the latest in a dominant series of Dreamcast racers (Sega Rally 2, Sega GT, the Tokyo Xtreme Racer series, Ferrari F355 Challenge, Test Drive Le Mans, etc.) The second is that like many other great titles (Starcraft, Half Life DC, etc.) it is constantly delayed. What was supposed to be launched in the spring of 2000 just came out late January 2001.
Excerpt: On the road again... Ah, the exhilaration of street races. Flying through familiar territory with your trusty metal steed powered to perfection is an experience like none other. Many console racers have tried to duplicate this adrenaline rush, but only a few have found the formula for racing excitement. Last year's E3 unveiled one of the newest contenders for the street racing crown - Metropolis Street Racer .
Pros: Excellent scenery, Kudos!, Kudos?, Aw, no tuning, Can't touch other cars?!?!, Horrid music, Takes the "metro" out of metropolis
Conclusion: So I come to my faults of the game. To be honest, there aren’t any! Maybe the game is a bit too much for weaklings among us, as it will take an age to complete, also sometimes the Japanese DJ will get up your nose. But if I was to mark a game down for that then really there is something wrong with me. So I go back to my first question…has this game converted me to a driving game fanatic? Too bloody right it has! I crave to do more tracks in my new car!
Excerpt: Bizzare Creation’s reputation is a good one. With a track record like theirs they can’t afford to release any old pap. F1 and F1 97 are just two of their crowning achievements, that’s a lot to live up to. <br><br>Their latest big gun is Metropolis Street Racer, due for release in spring/summer time is to be a driving sim like no other.