Summary: Well, I bought this game on sale at a GameStop and it came out to be a bit of a dissapointment. It just doesn't hold much water as a racing title. The handling is very loosey-goosey, which is fine in a way because it's an arcade racer, but this goes too far.
Fast paced driving game for the Nintendo DS - Ridge Racer
29 July 2009
Excerpt: This review is for the Nintendo DS game, Ridge Racer, developed by Nintendo and published by Namco. Ridge Racer is a fast paced driving game, based on a port from the N64 version of the game. There are a total of thirty-two cars to drive and twenty different tracks.
Pros: Excellent multi player function, challenging
Cons: Collision detection poor in places, feels quite dated now
Excerpt: **Ridge Racer DS Game Descriptions says.... Race into action with Ridge Racer for the Nintendo DS. From the series you know and love, Ridge Racer for the Nintendo DS offers a whole new experience to racing fans with true analog steering through the Nintendo DS touch screen, up to 6-player...
Excerpt: Ridge Racer DS was one of the first racers on the DS. It comprises the same elements as your bog standard racer, some may not enjoy this as they can't use weapons or nitrous etc. But it is still a good game; you race very quickly with a very good frame rate, and the AI can sometimes be pretty hard...
Pros: Fast, Addictive, Good use of touch screen
Cons: Poor Graphics, Lack of unlockables, Bad difficulty settings
Summary: This may have been a good game originally, when it was called ridge racer 64 but now it feels dated and the physics are simply ridiculous (quite fun to begin with but the novelty of the crazy drift wears off when the courses get more difficult).
Excerpt: Ridge racer is good, it is such an easy game to play even as a beginner. The race has a drift path, so you just have to control the drift and the game will carry it around. The graphics are good and the scenery is quite real just doing a slow lap will enable you to be able to see the scenery with...
Summary: I found this game made almost no use of the stylus or features of the DS. Unlock cars that have better/worser attributes and don't look that appealing. Gameplay I think is pretty repetitive, no real attempt at improving or making the game exciting.
Excerpt: This review refers to the American version of Ridge Racer DS ***Packaging*** Well it is the same as any other Nintendo DS game. The box is sturdy with the protective cover over the inlay cover. The actual detail on the cover is lacking. It does not have the standard multiplayer compatibility icon.
Pros: Simple game play, Good instructions, Child friendly
Cons: Bad Graphics, Little development, Bad handling, Overpriced