Apr 29, 1999 (Japan)
RR puts you in the seat of a superbike in an effort to win races. You race 3 laps over various courses
with hidden tracks and bikes to earn. One thing that bothers me is the long initial load time -- for that
matter, the tracks seem to take longer than normal to load as well.
> The game's menus are entirely in Japanese, but they're navigable with practice. At least you can enter an English name and initials for yourself. RR is highly playable and easy to import once you get
the menu options down.
locales. The background detail is great and includes trees, caves, houses, hills, and checkpoints. As for the animation -- it's ultra smooth and really conveys speed well. Criterion has even managed to throw in lens flare. There are three views available: 1st person, behind, and bird's eye. You always see a wide angle picture for better perspective... a nice touch.
controls are gas, brake, steering, view, and turbo wheelie. Even once you get up to speed keeping your bike on course is easy enough with some practice. Then you press the turbo wheelie button and if you hotdog it too much, you'll end up flying through the air until you come crashing down out of control.
various cues (some of which can be annoying).
Versus, and Arcade modes. Then you can choose your bike (2 initially) and racing team (8 in all). One thing is for sure. If you get way ahead of the pack, they never seem to catch up, which makes winning a cinch. At any rate, RR is decent fun for racing fans.