Top Gear Rally 2

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Top Gear Rally 2
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North American box art
Developer(s) Saffire
Publisher(s) Kemco
Series Top Gear
Platform(s) Nintendo 64
Release
  • NA: December 3, 1999 [1]
  • JP: February 4, 2000
  • EU: February 28, 2000
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer

Top Gear Rally 2 is a racing video game developed by Saffire and released for the Nintendo 64 in 1999. It is a sequel to Top Gear Rally .

Contents

Gameplay

Top Gear Rally 2 is a racing game where players drive rally cars through a series of tracks. The game features a random and dynamic weather system.

Development

Unlike the original Top Gear Rally , which was developed by Boss Game Studios, Top Gear Rally 2 was developed by Saffire. [2] The company conceived Top Gear Rally 2 as a more realistic game than its predecessor, with more simulation-like elements such as real-time car damage and weather effects. The physics engine was completely rewritten. [2] All the vehicles in the game are licensed versions of real rally cars such as the Ford Focus and the Renault Alpine. [3] During the final stages of the development cycle, developers had to work between 16 and 18 hours a day to complete the game. [2] The game supports the Nintendo 64 Expansion Pak, which allows the game to be played at a resolution of 480x480 pixels. [2]

Reception

Top Gear Rally 2 received "average" reviews, according to the review aggregation website GameRankings. [4] Mike Wolf of Next Generation praised the game, stating that "With 15 cars to choose from, realistic weather conditions that actually affect car handling, a paint shop for customization, shortcuts to find and exploit, and multiplayer support for as many as four players, this game is a must-have for any N64 racing fan." [13] N64 Magazine considered it the best rally game for the Nintendo 64, but not as rewarding as World Driver Championship . [12]

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