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Hi-Octane -- Bullfrog/Electronic Arts

Futuristic hover-car racing for the Sega Saturn with a large selection of tracks. Your choice of vehicles includes all sizes of weapon laden machines from a motorcycle, to a moving van. Bullfrog presents Hi-Octane racing.

Ferrari Man
With the smash hit Wipeout on the Sony PlayStation, Sega's Saturn fights back with Hi-Octane. However, much like McNealy vs. Tyson, Hi-Octane was down and out quick. The game has relatively good graphics -- although low resolution, but the sound and gameplay left little to be desired. The soundtrack did not sound CD quality, and the sound effects were unintelligible. Gameplay was simplistic, and had very little to grow on. Overall I would recommend passing this title up.

Well, lets see, I thought the game sucked, then I got the hang of it... thought there was going to be something more to it, and when I discovered that there wasn't... I then went back to my original conclusion. This game sucks. Play control is really nice though, but after only about two laps around any given course, the first time playing that course... I was in first and breezing through the track. As well, the music is pretty good (all THREE songs of it). Sure this game has a lot of novel ways of tying to stretch out the play life of the title as well. But I really didn't find any of them all that fun. Especially the "Hot Seat" game which has you skipping from one car's driver seat to another on the course during the race. That's not fun. That's annoying. The graphics aren't even anything to shout about. While I will admit that they are fairly smooth, they're so grainy that... ah forget it... that's what I'm going to do. Just forget this game all together.

 ------ 27.0/50 ------- 
--Ferrari Man-- --R.I.P.--
Graphics 4.0 2.0
Sound 2.0 4.0
Gameplay/Control 2.5 3.0
Longevity/Playability 3.0 1.5
Overall 2.5 2.5
Total 14.0 13.0