Fantastic Game. Unique game play style. Exciting and addicting.
21 November 2011
Summary: MSR is a fantastic racing game. In my personal opinion it's by far the best racing game you can play on the Sega Dreamcast. I personally own 150+ titles for the dreamcast (including like 8 racing games) and I would most definately put this one at the top of the list. (as far as car racing goes. Because man i love Star Wars racer for pod racing :P but thats a whole different style of game play).. Anyhow. Excellent game.
Summary: This racing game is not about how fast you drive, but how you drive fast. That says it all for Metropolis Street Racer (or MSR). It's a very accurate game, increasingly difficult challenges and races, and a Kudos system that taxes your every driving skills. The music is great, the scenarios are gorgeous and precise (they used about 44 000 pictures of the three different cities to make the world of the game) and the sound effects are very immersive.
Excerpt: Little joke in the title there. This was one of the first 'proper' racers I'd ever played, featuring real locations, real cars even real music stations and DJs. It was also the BEST racer I'd ever played. And the same can be said even now. Although, at the time, Gran Turismo 3 on the PS2 was leading the way as a 'Real Driving Simulator', MSR was definitely the 'Real Fun Simulator'. Yeah.
Pros: Great graphics for it's time, catchy music, great cars
Excerpt: The history books may tell you that Formula One '97 for the PlayStation was just another racer in an increasingly-bloated legacy of annually-updated sports sims. However, those who remember it will testify that the 32-bit era would never see another F1 game to match its excellence, and perhaps not without good reason - it would be the second and final F1 game developed by Bizarre Creations, who would disappear for a couple of years and, in 1999, resurface with...
Pros: Looks gorgeous, three huge cities, near - endless challenges, 'Kudos'
Excerpt: MSR- Metropolis Street Racer for the Sega Dreamcast introduced, to me, a new style of racing. The quality graphics, fast cars and superb sound make it feel as if you are inside the car. KUDOS- This game brings with it a unique points-scorer in the form of Kudos. This means that you gain points needed for the next race or car varying according to your skill, style and penalties.
Excerpt: Metropolis Street Racer is probably the best racing game that I have ever played on. It is the most addictive game I have ever played on. Like most other sim-based racers, MSR places an emphasis on real-world cars and realistic driving physics. The graphics are simply superb and contribute to a major part of the quality of the game. You drive around London, Tokyo and San Francisco with each city having three distinctly different areas for its’ tracks.
Excerpt: When this monster of a game was released back last year, it was heralded as the Dreamcasts make or break game. It had been years in the making, and delayed more than British Rail services, but this could only make it a better game, surely? Well... no. This game has been over produced. It has been killed by the developers over-ambition.
Excerpt: Having just bought myself a Dreamcast I have been addicted to this game recently, hence my lack of Ciao time over the past few days. The package is very slick indeed from the introductory video clips to the level of detail within the game itself. There are hundreds of races to take part in and dozens of different cars to drive.