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Smash Cars

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Metro 3D
Developer: Creat Studios

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'Smash Cars' (PS2) Ships To Stores

by Rainier on Aug. 13, 2003 @ 9:58 a.m. PDT

Already receiving widespread acclaim among the video game enthusiast press, Smash Cars is quickly speeding to the top of the charts. GameSpy states, “The
folks at Creat have done a fine job in creating a fresh take on RC racing, and fans of the off-beat would do well to check it out.” remarks, “This game might be one of those sleeper hits of the summer for racing game fans.”

“As one of Metro3D’s biggest titles to be released this year, Smash Cars is an electrifying and quirky off-road racing game that brings to life R/C racing fun
in an action-packed world,” said Joseph Morici, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Metro3D. “Introducing an entirely new level of game play rarely
seen in R/C racing games, Smash Cars combines big stunt action with super- realistic control, suspension and physics to give players a taste for championing a real R/C toy car to the finish line.”

In Smash Cars, drivers steer remote-control cars in a high-speed race where daily life is in full swing with giant objects, animals and people interacting with and hindering the path of your tiny car. Get behind the wheel of your own R/C car and be the first to the finish or nail some crazy stunts. Don’t drop the hammer too fast or a punk skateboarder, unruly crocodile, flying bird, rolling rock, and a variety of other real-life obstacles may spin you into trouble.

A one- or two-player game, players select from 13 awesome R/C cars, including the Road Rage Monster Truck, Warhammer Off-Road Truck, Tornado Buggy Tournament Car, Stormbringer Centurion, or your own. Each car model comes equipped with four selectable skins for players to show off their own personal style as they race through 13 living off-road worlds across Arizona, Hawaii, Mexico, Russia, The Caribbean, and many other exotic locales.

The real fun of Smash Cars is in each R/C car’s special suspension and control features that dazzle and delight players with huge power boosts, jumps, and the
most realistic physics for enhanced driving action and gnarly tricks. Experience full-throttle steering at its best as players perform extreme driving moves such as spins, fishtails, wheelies, hydroplaning, and more.

The game’s impressive interactive environments and visual effects immerse players even deeper into the game as they rip past waves rolling onto the beach, splashing water, clouds of blowing engine smoke, and more. For an extra challenge, players run through seven fun play modes, such as the Stunt Race, a special stunt mode where players can earn points for tricky jump and flip action. In addition, Championship Mode allows players to upgrade with prize money, unlock new racing tracks, and reveal secret shortcuts.

“As the developer of the most regarded high performance physics engine on the market, optimized for the PlayStation 2 platform, we were able to create fresh
and dynamic car suspension features that makes Smash Cars different from other racing simulation games,” said Daniel Prousline, executive producer, Creat
Studio, LLC. “Besides physics, the engine allowed us to incorporate many other unique options into the game, delivering stunning visuals and great performance
without compromising on interactivity or AI opponents.”

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