Objects in mirror are closer than they appear... and they just might eat you!
Get ready to rumble with the authentic radio control racing game.
- Customize your racer in the Paint Shop where each car has six different paint and decal schemes.
- Ultra-Cool power ups like the Turbo boost and Electroshocks add twists and surprises to every race.
- Crazy jumps, wild curves, perilous obstacles, and hidden pitfalls appear on eight unique track
- Win races, collect big bucks, and upgrade your racer as the season progresses
- Jump right into a quick race where no qualifying is required, or vie for the championship in Circuit Racing.
~ from the back of the box
Dynamix's 3D Ultra series goes the racing route with 3D Ultra Radio Control Racers. Alongside TrainTown and Cool Pool, it was part of an influx of games in the series during the final year of the millennium.
This top-down racer sees you weaving around eight tracks to the finish line, each with a variety of obstacles and traps to get in your way. In more ways than one, it reminds me of Codemaster's classic racer Micro Machine. Not only is the viewpoint similar, but the locations are also shrunk to fit in with the toy-car theme. There's also a number of power-ups scattered on the track too.
Of coarse, being a budget 3D Ultra game, it's not quite as feature-packed. You can play any track at your whim, as well as a pseudo-tournament named 'Race Circuit'. Thankfully, they've not scimped on the multiplayer either with a 2-player local split-screen and (now defunct) online and LAN modes.
The box does boast that you can "customize your racer", but this just means you can choose from a selection of pre-designed decals; six per car type giving a total of 24 cars. Graphically, they're nice to look at and each car type handles a little differently so it's not all bad.
3D Ultra has always valued entertainment value over depth of gameplay, and the lack of variety really shows here. Moreso than any other in the series. They were always designed with quick bursts of gameplay in mind, and in this regards 3D Ultra Radio Control Racers succeeds. What is there is a lot of fun. I just wish there was more of it.
To download the game, follow the link below. This exclusive installer uses the DOSBox Daum build of DOSBox 0.74 running Windows '95. Manual Included. Tested on Windows 10.
IMPORTANT - Remember to shut down the emulated version of Windows before exiting DOSBox. This could potentially result in errors, lost saves and corrupt data. Press Ctrl-F9 when it is safe to do so.
File Size: 567 Mb. Install Size: 362 Mb. Need help? Consult the Collection Chamber FAQ
3D Ultra Radio Control Racers is © Sierra On-Line
Review, Cover Design and Installer created by me