Summary: Great Launch Title!!! I have virtually every Ridge Racer release starting on the Playstation console (don't have the N64 release) up through the PSP (no X box 360 release yet) and enjoy all these titles immensely. Ridge Racer IV was my first title that I played, and certainly my favorite. (Especially the soundtrack, see below!) This title is certainly impressive, especially for a handheld version. I am quite impressed with this offer up.
Conclusion: A very exciting game, and very much worth a rental and even a buy at the right price. Once you get used to powersliding (which doesn't take long) it has a great feel. It is very much an 'arcade' racing game, so don't expect simulation style control. You start at the back of the pack and all the other cars are slower than you to give you the opportunity to become first before all three laps have been raced.
Summary: Namco has put together the ultimate Ridge Racer compilation for PSP owners. GAMEPLAY: Ridge Racer games have always been about driving fast and power sliding around turns. Ridge Racer for the PSP is no different. Essentially a compilation of Ridge Racers past, it's an excellent choice for long-time fans of the series and newcomers. The meat of the gameplay comes in the World Tour mode. This mode is divided up into several tours in different classes.
Summary: If you have a PSP then this is one of the few games from the current crop that are worth buying. The graphics are decent (better than DS graphics) and the gameplay is smooth unlike the DS version. The game is pretty easy to slide into and as your comfort zone increases, the difficulty also increases...after about 5 hours you will be winning races still BUT some of them will be down to the last 100 meters...Nitrous usage will make or break your race...
Summary: Living in Japan, I was able to get my hands on the psp months ago, as well as the first wave of games that came along with it. My first purchase was Ridge Racers, and I must say that I had pretty high hopes for this first game, and I must admit that Ridge Racers lives up to these high expectations. First of all, the graphics on the psp are great, of the same quailty that we have become accustomed to on the ps2.
Summary: Having played Ridge Racer in the arcades and on a ps1. its the same game but, it still delivers. to be honest there is more on the PSP version than the Psvita version. So your getting a arcade racer. graphically its very good. and all the music and new stuff from the arcade game. The replay value is good as you progress thought the game. and i have not got bored of it. Overall Namco have done a great job on this game. there is lots of cars and tracks to get into.