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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games...

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'Formula Challenge' (PS2) - Screens

by Judy on July 27, 2004 @ 7:18 a.m. PDT

Oxygen Interactive today confirmed the release of Formula Challenge - their impulse-priced, fast-paced Grand Prix racing title for 1-2 players; an adrenaline-pumping arcade title packed with high-octane racing action. The game will be on the shelves of major entertainment retailers from 7th August 2004, with a RRP of just £14.99. Read more for some new screens...

Based on Formula 1 and Formula 3000 racing cars, the game allows players to race across tracks from Britain to Brazil, with ten tracks selected across the five continents.

This value-for-money title offers a selection of individual teams and international tracks, allowing the player to race in a variety of modes from Europe to Asia, America to Africa.

Game modes offer a single race for a quick spin or full championship for a longer challenge; both have the choice of solo or two-player racing.

For two players, a split-screen mode enables head-to-head competition.

The full range of racing options are featured in a simple-to-use and easy-to-play style: gear ratios are quick to set up and championships easy to enter.

The arcade-style gameplay is fast and fluid; the cars reaching speeds over 200mph and the physics set to give the player some latitude in the car handling (tiny mistakes will not send the car spinning to destruction!). However, the opponents are unforgiving and victories are hard-won.

Whilst easy to pick-up-and-play, there is nevertheless plenty of longevity as the player learns the tracks and battles to outwit the computer-controlled opponents.

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