is a fun and very little known PC conversion of a Playstation game of the same name, which was in turn based on a 1994 game for the Super Nintendo.Street Racer
is basically a Super Mario Kart
-style cartoon go kart racing game. Up to 4 players can compete on the same computer, or you can play against 7 computer-controlled players in a race to the finish. In the same wacky style that characterizes Super Mario Kart
, you will encounter bizarre opponents armed with weapons that are as crazy as their personalities. The game offers 8 different vehicles with different speed, haste (acceleration), and resistance levels. On the tracks, you can collect power-ups like bombs, nitro fuel, or health packs while trying to get ahead of other cars -- or blow them out of the race entirely.
The cartoony graphics look as nice as the Playstation version, and the controls are intuitive and fluid. There is a lot of character to the game: each of your opponents, for example, has different individuality - they drive differently and will use different attacks against you. You also can reach a secret challenge if you can beat them on all 28 tracks and 3 leagues. Overall, Street Racer is a fun game, and a nice alternative to SuperKart on the PC. It's not as good as Super Mario Kart, but it's still a lot of fun, especially if you play against friends. Recommended!