The original game debuted on PlayStation in 1997, and soon became one of the system's benchmark racers. The team that gave the game its good looks and great playability was Eden Studios, a major French software house renowned for its mastery of the racing genre. Having set the pace on PlayStation, the game exploded onto virtually every major format including PC, Dreamcast, Gameboy and Gameboy Color, and Eden went on to create V-Rally 2 ("V-Rally is back, and it's better than ever" said Official PlayStation Magazine). It is their expertise that now brings the all-new V-Rally 3 to GameBoy Advance/PlayStation 2.
The tracks in V-Rally 3 are particularly impressive, having been 'hand-made' in 500m sections, with each track the responsibility of one designer. This makes for a huge variety of racing experiences with enhanced interactivity. There are many animated sections, with elements of the track now breaking apart when speeding cars slam into them.
Once again, the detail is key to this game, with high-resolution cockpits and all the progressive damage you'd expect driving at high speed through a range of hostile landscapes. Combined with the exceptional handling developed by Eden Studios and the addition of real rally car noises, V-Rally 3 is already claiming the GameBoy Advance/PlayStation 2 rally crown.
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