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007 Racing

Developer(s)Eutechnyx
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player , multiplayer
Platform(s)PlayStation
Publisher(s)EA Games
ReleaseNA : November 20, 2000, EU : December 15, 2000
SeriesJames Bond

We can already imagine the soundtrack-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-dum-dum-dum-duh-duh-duh-dum-dum-dum-dum. In this head-cocking entry from EA Games, you get behind the wheel of some of the most legendary cars driven by Secret Agent 007. This mission-base driving game places you in the driver's seat of an Aston Martin, Lotus and BMW-completely trick-out with all the gadgets made famous in James Bond films. In each mission, your assignment is to take advantage of each vehicle's unique characteristics and top-Secret features, while racing to complete objectives and beat the clock. Bond fans will surely appreciate the inclusion of some of the series ' most infamous archrivals, including Jaws and Oddjob. Look for it this fall.

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Plot

In 007 Racing, high ranking European diplomat and businessman plans to hijack shipment of NATO weapons and smuggle them to international terrorists inside cars that roll off the assembly line of his automotive plants. Like Bond, it is up to the player to stop him. Gamer is supplied with several gadget-fill cars from the Bond universe to thwart villain. The story opens with Bond rescuing Cherise Litte from an Eastern European country and getting her over the border in his Aston Martin DB5. Upon his return to London, he is informed by M that a freighter carrying top secret NATO weapons including laser-guide surface-to-air missiles, long-range missiles, missile shields, latest GPS technology and Q equip BMW 750iL bound for Halifax was intercepted in the Labrador Sea, south of Greenland. Bond is tasked with finding cargo. His mission takes him to New York City, where he is met by his friend from the CIA, Jack Wade. Upon arriving in New York, he is informed by a villain that a bomb has been planted on his car and that any attempt to defuse it or slow down the vehicle will cause it to explode. Bond jettisons car in Hudson River. Bond continued on with finding an electromagnetic pulse device that was stolen and destroying ten computers in distribution center from which car transporter carrying smuggling cars. He intercepted the transporter with his Aston Martin. Bond then went to Mexico with his BMW Z3, to where he was pointed to by the questioning transporter driver, henchman Whisper. He is trying to track Zukovsky and once he manage, he finds out that behind everything is Dr Hammond Litte, Cherise's father, and that her rescue was just a decoy mission aiming to distract him from the freighter. Bond then engaged in a race with Xenia Onatopp and her Ferrari F355 after which he got captured and taken to Louisiana. He manages to escape and find a stolen BMW, after which he pursues and destroys a boat driven by Jaws. Back in New York, Bond downloads files from four limousines with his BMW Z8 and discovers that Litte's real plan is to release a deadly virus that will kill millions. Bond then goes to the Baltic Sea with his Lotus Esprit and after infiltrating opponent's underwater base he destroys a plane transporting viruses

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Reception

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ManufacturerSega Pinball
SystemSega WhiteStar
DesignerDesigner : Ward Pemberton Programmer : John Carpenter, Neil Falconer, Orin Day Artwork : Paul Faris Mechanics : Rob Hurtado Music and Sounds : Brian Schmidt
Release DateMarch 1996
Production Run2,200 units

007 Racing was met with mixed reviews. It received a score of 55. 91 % based on 16 reviews from GameRankings and 51 / 100 from Metacritic. Game Informer's Paul Anderson scored in game 7 out of 10. He calls the graphics ugly and nasty, but says there are some well-design missions. He called voice acting excellent, particularly praising the performance given by John Cleese, but thought the game had an inconsistent mix of content. Doug Perry of IGN scored the game 5 / 10 and state: EA's 007 Racing is a decent little game, as long as you don't expect too much from it. As you might have suspect, 007 Racing ain't Sean Connery of Bond games, it's Timothy Dalton's version. It's not original, nor is it good looking. It's filled with awkward spots and questionable areas, and it become a chore rather than fun. Occasionally, there are little flashes of goodness, but the game never really reaches any new planes of play that we've already experienced in Spy Hunter, back in the early 1980s. I mean if you're simply dying to drive Bond cars, rent this game, but don't buy it at full price. Now, if you don't mind, I've got an old-school arcade to find. Jeff Gerstmann of GameSpot gave a mixed review, with a score of 5. 3 out of 10. He state: game's varying mission objectives occasionally give it a Driver-like feel, but clunky control issues really manage to take you out of the game. The Heavily modified Need for Speed engine is great for fast action, fast driving missions, but slower-paced, more combat-heavy levels suffer from the game's rough control. Overall, 007 Racing isn't polish enough to fill the needs of objective-base driving game fans. Fans of these types of games would be better served by Driver 2.

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Verdict

For the most part, Horowitz makes good fist of capturing Fleming's tone of casual cynicism. However, there are one or two unhappy attempts to try and smooth Bond's rough edges, including one moment when 007 comes over all soppy at the thought of henchmen he has killed over years: he had never asked where they had come from, why they had agreed to do the devil's own work. Were they just trying to scratch living? Do they have sick mothers and six-month-old babies? Even readers who aren't reminded of similar-sounding riff From Austin Powers will give this passage raspberry.


10 GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (6.3/10)

During the years between the Bond movies, many games came out to try and fill the void. One of those was GoldenEye: Rogue Agent, first-person shooter that permits you to play an ex-MI6 Agent recruited by Auric Goldfinger, who gives you the task of assassinating Dr. No. Its gameplay wasn't particularly revolutionary but it nail fan service elements, with characters such as Pussy Galore, Oddjob, Xenia Onatopp, and Francisco Scaramanga all making appearance. Ultimately, it was an enjoyable, but forgettable, experience. Despite its unique story, it suffers from lack of innovation and it was considered a poor rehash of the popular 1997 game GoldenEye 007. That say we certainly like being able to wield two guns which allow you to fire away with vigor.

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