PS2 Previews: Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing Preview

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Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing Preview

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Scheduled release date:

April 2001

  Super Mario Kart was the game that started the now incredibly popular kart titles, mostly based on respective properties and mascots. Super Mario Kart 64 was a great game, Diddy Kong Racing was a bit of a let down, while Crash Team Racing still holds the crown as absolutely the best kart racer on any console, and then we have Speed Punks which is a reasonably enjoyable experience, but no CTR. Well guess what Lucas Learning (not Lucas Arts) will be releasing their very own kart-like battle game based on what else? Star Wars! With the very promising Star Wars StarFighter nearing release for PS2, I'm curious to see how Lucas Learning can make up for Lucas Arts' horrible PSOne Star Wars games, and maybe really shine on the PS2. What better way to shine with a kart-racer. Read the preview and check out the screenshots!

   With the intense power that the PS2 delivers, George Lucas himself said that creating Star Wars games for the hardware will be a blast, and will turn out to be some of the best looking Star Wars visuals the public has seen in a Star Wars videogame thus far. Just take a good look at the screens, as they speak for themselves. The huge environments will give players more freedom in tracks, and the sheer amount of detail that Lucas is packing, remains some of the best stuff seen on the PS2. The crafts will be cars, space ships, light speed pod racers and many other vehicles that have a great deal of detail in them, with deformed bodies that have large heads, sitting at the wheel. As of course with any Star Wars game, pretty lighting effects are a must with the weapons that the game supplies you with, and the polygonal count is said to be highest of the Dreamcast, PC and Mac versions, which really means that Lucas is hard at work at making this one of the better looking PS2 games out there.

   With any kart-racer you need a multi-player mode, thankfully Super Bombad Racing is four players just like many of the other kart racers out there. The game will be based around the Episode One scenario, and tracks such as Tatooine, Naboo, the inside of a Droid Control Ship and many more. You will have 25 different weapons and power-ups to choose from so that you will not only be able to come in first, but kick your opponent's behinds while your doing it. Of course these stages will have shortcuts and moveable objects that can be knocked down by being crashed in to. Legendary characters such as Yoda, Obi-Won, Qui-Gon Jin, Darth Maul, and unfortunately Jar-Jar Binks will make an appearance in Bombad Racing, along with many other Star Wars characters, and the possibility of Chewbaka, Luke Skywalker and maybe even Darth Vader appearing as secret characters. Surely Super Bombad Racing will have a variety of modes, such as versus, single-player, co-op and multi-player, so this shouldn't be a very shallow kart racer, but a better and more intriguing one. Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing will be released next April in 2001, stay tuned, as it looks to be a very enjoyably game.


11/23/2000 SolidSnake

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