Sega Rally 2
Sega Rally was released in 1995 and redefined the racing genre almost as much as Daytona did before that. Graphically advanced using the Model 2 board, the animation was absolutely fluid but more important, the game controlled flawlessly. The idea of a "rally" is pretty much off-roading with cars on tracks laid with dirt, snow and in some cases a little pavement. This makes for a "slippier" ride and makes control more of a challenge than in 90 percent of other racing games. Jump to 1998 and Sega Rally 2.
This game runs on the monstrous Model 3 Step 2 board, creating a previously unseen level of graphics and fluid animation. Above that, the control seems to have been tightened as well, making it even more realistic (if that's possible). Other options in the game include a handbrake for sharper turns (and you will use it), and a rear-view mirror, especially necessary in a fierce competition.
SR2 offers six different vehicles to choose from: Corolla WRC, Ford Escort WRC, Peugeot 306 MAXI, Lancia Stratos Gr4, Subaru Impreza WRC and Lancer Evolution 4. All of the cars are unique and have different torque and horsepower. Four difficulties make this game more challenging too--they are Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced or Extreme. Probably the best option available in SR2 is the Practice Mode where there are no other cars, but you are required to beat the clock or it's the end of your game. The other mode is the Championship Mode in case you want the satisfaction of beating your opponent one-on-one.
SR2 is an excellent blend of superb graphics and gameplay. It is a game all future driving games will be held to, and the best part is, it'll be out by the time you read this!
MANUFACTURER - Sega of Japan
THEME - Racing
NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1-8
2016-07-05 Sega Rally 2 game added.