Review by Decoy_Squid
Ready to race?
When Rare was nothing more than a dribbling baby of a company, they had no Donkey Kong 64, No Banjo-Kazooie, and no Conker. No, back then,they had a little gem called R.C. PRO-AM.
The game itself is your standard bird-eye racing game. The cars you play as are little R.C.'s that race along the track so many laps to win.
The first plus of this game is the graphics. The NES was capable of some decent stuff. The cars need to slide around a lot, and the NES provides well-detailed sides of each individual angle of the little cars.
Game Play is very addictive. You won't stop until you have all of the gold trophies in your trophy room, even if you have to spend 2 years on a vomit and pee-encrusted bean bag chair and no sleep trying to beat that last goddamn level. That said, this game can be cheap. If your comfortably ahead in the distance, the guys behind you will snort some crack and haul ass until they whiz past you and put you in last place. It's enough to make you almost break the cartridge in half.
To stop the computer and it's cheap ways, you have an array of little gadgets to blow the opposition to smithereens. You have bombs, which can be dropped behind you for a nasty surprise to any speed-demons; missiles, which are useful for screwing over the leader with it's forward attack, or the classic oil slick, which can send the computer into the side of the track.
Controls can be a bit frustrating, as you have to steer towards the track otherwise you'll just go off it. You can't see the track ahead of you, so you have to rely on a min-map with glowing blips representing the racers. You have to divide your attention between it and the actual race, so it can be more of a nuisance.
There's a lack of music for most of the game, and the only kind of tunes are when a race is starting or has just finished. Each little car has it's own little sound effects such as the screeching of the tires
This game had little RC cars that raced on a track full of goodies to blow the crap out of each other with. Best of all, you get to see it from above! Gotta love it.
Best Cheats: Collect The letters you find on the track to spell out N-I-N-T-E-N-D-O to get a new car. Is it better? Damned if I know.
Overall score: 7
Rating: 3.5 - Good
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