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Game Giveaway of the day — Race Cars: the Extreme Rally

Drive the super fast race cars and see if you could have been or perhaps still can become the world's best racer. This fabulous 3D game will put you to a test of speed and skill.
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User rating: 193 (61%) 126 (39%) 26 comments

Race Cars: the Extreme Rally was available as a giveaway on April 6, 2013!

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Drive the super fast race cars and see if you could have been or perhaps still can become the world's best racer. This fabulous 3D game will put you to a test of speed and skill. With 12 fastest race cars to choose from, a number of bonuses to help you win and various difficulty levels to help you improve, participate in over 50 tournaments and win the grand prix. Compete on a variety of race tracks in different weather conditions and climates and prove that you are really fast and furious!

Features:

  • Real 3D graphics.
  • Outstanding music and sound effects.
  • 12 fastest race cars to choose from.
  • 15 unique race tracks to test your skills.

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ Me/ NT/ 2000/ XP/ Vista; DirectX 8.0 or higher

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.playrix.com/games/pc/race-cars.html

File Size:

30.6 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#26

"You can change the screen resolution via the options menu, though these are limited to 640 x 480 x 16 to 1024 x 768 x32 as well as graphic detail and brightness."

Not true.



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Thank you for your feedback jezni moz, I agree it's not true, in fact, there are more resolutions available. (Was for me at least)

Reply   |   Comment by jezni moz  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Same issue for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Mindx  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

The game doesn't save any information/ No players and no games are saved.

Reply   |   Comment by Qwertiy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

It is a cheap "Ignition" / "Bleifuss Fun" clone. Ignition was released in 1997 for DOS and Windows and is abandoned now.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignition_(video_game)

Check it out, and you'll see what I mean with "cheap". Ignition is pure fun, this one is boring.


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Thanks Nothehel, already got ignition and
I agree. :)

I also posted a link to the game in the Wheeled games thread (5 years ago) you can find the thread via the following link:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/2574#post-17105I posted loads of lnks to different racing/vewhicle based games. The following is what I wrote about Ignition (well, copied and pasted, lol)

Ignition

I could only find one images of the game online and don’t have the time to set the game up yet and take some myself. (maybe I will sometime soon):

Download:

http://www.abandonia.com/en/games/107

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There are quite a few modes of play. The single player mode features championship, single race, time trial and pursue races. In championship, you race all available tracks and earn points. If you collect most points through all races, a new track and car get unlocked. Once you complete a championship, the game difficulty will automatically increase from novice to amateur. Of course, you can return it to novice, but in order to unlock new tracks and cars, you will also have to win championships in amateur and professional difficulty levels. Single race mode is just that - a single race with a car and track of your choice. Pursuit is similar, but with a slight twist - each time a lap is completed, the last car is destroyed, and thus kicked out of the race. This goes on until there is just one car left - the winner of course. Last but not least is the time trial mode in which you can race against the ghost car which shows how you drove when the track record was made. This is great for practicing. Single player mode is just the tip of the iceberg though. Multiplayer offers two more modes - splitscreen and network.

Graphics, level design and sounds are also a story for itself. The perspective moves about as you storm through twisty roads, bridge passes, cliffs serpents and canyons. Calling it bird perspective would be an insult since the game offers a full-blown 3D engine that looks and performs amazing. The DOS mode will limit you to 320x240 resolution, but you can enjoy the stunning look in 800x600 when playing under Windows. There are 10 levels in total, and some will complain about this, but the level design is so diverse and beautiful, you won't be bored even after driving around for countless number of laps. Every track features special jumps, twists and shortcuts that can be passed in an infinite number of ways. Basically, every lap is an unique experience. Also, every car has a set of characteristics that determine how fast it goes, how well it handles and how quickly the turbo charges. The turbo? Yes, every car has a regenerating turbo that will give you a speed burst for a short amount of fun. Using those in the right moment is critical for winning races. Also, each car produces a special sound when using the turbo. For example, when driving the police car, its sirens will light up and sound the alarm, in school bus you will hear children screaming and cheering etc


Revolt was another excellent game. you'll find a link to download that one (as well as several others such as Death Rally and Rollcage) at the bottom of the page I've linked to above.

Reply   |   Comment by Nothehel  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

I found the controls difficult, although I'm not a very good driver. I'm a danger to everything on the road--including the pavement.

The "3D" was somewhat flat, even using Nvidea's 3D enhancements.


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Thanks for the feedback, I agree with you on the flatness.

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick McNamara  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Can't get past select profile, New Player... 'OK' and 'Back' not functional.


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Hi Kevin, try the free version from Gamnetop (I've linked to it in my review); take care w.r.t. making sure you uncheck all of the checkboxes otherwise you'll find a new toolbar in your browser and maybe your home pge changed. so long as you uncheck the boxes during installation (they are obvious) the game will be the same as the giveaway one apart from the security and installation process. It may be that the giveaway version has been changed. It's easy enough to uninstall the Gametop version if it shows the same problems as the giveaway version.

Try checking out the event log immediately after trying to play the game. That may give a clue as to what the problem is. another possibility could be a conflict with one of the background programs running on your computer. Try turning off non essential programs one at a time to see if you can find which program/s is/are causing the conflict (if any).

Try running the program in compatibility mode and make sure the run as Administrator is checked, to do this either right click on the executable (or the games shortcut) to see if you can select 'run as Administrator' if the choice isn't available via right clicking go to compatibility and check the Run this program as an administrator via the privilege level section.

If none of the above are successful check the FAQ's I posted in the Game discussion sticky section. You should find a link to the thread in my review above (comment number 1).

I hope one of the above helps; if not and you really want a racing game check out the good games to grab project we run in the forums. There's some excellent racing games to be found in the free games synopsis or via the game discussion section of the forums.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

If playing too many good games is a "bias" . Not playing that many ; like in my case .Should also be a "bias". I am of the belief that a "classic " game could be re-introduced as an all (re-worked )? reincarnation . My current Favorite game being a Free- 2- Play remake of a sega game ,that I never knew of, before, [AirMech]. I have bought over 500 games the last 18 months. Some of the latest & of the best-est . But I am hooked on the AirMech F2p Beta.
Many classic games have that potential. Now , RACE CARS;... about this creature of a broken nightmare...Has the potential for a Horror Game Re-incarnate.
I have the latest version (8.?)of Outpost Suite. And it did ask to submit the suspicious file. I allowed the file to go through, but I am having second thoughts. I hope no one else but Playrix has a say on this game. It's more like an affiliates (third party) kind of half-made game. Feels like an ALPHA. Not ready for beta.
The default speed , I believe, was medium. After an hour of play, I changed the mode to easy & it felt much slower. The controls , at first I could work with them . And it is more like slalom around the trees , with the AI telling you that you are going the "wrong way" , just because you left the tarmac . "Return to ___" Is a better phrase to use. The "Dreamy camera" white bright re-starts; not in the same spot, when a car has a "small fail event" makes it much harder & it gets you all "out of whack ", totally confused . Loosing the sense of my "up , down". All this would be great for a horror game . Alternate black & white "flashbacks". Darker and brighter corners . Lot's of white & dark smoke & other easy cheap FXs . Make it a "slalom" including racing all around any object on the field . With the bad AI & the bad controls . Add some zombies & some baby strollers (empty)to avoid . Instead of "wrong way", make it "wake up" . And you can call it " Race Dark Slalom , extreme racers nightmares ".
Thanks to the ggotd team for this opportunity to try this game & WhiteRabbit for all the great work he continues to (un-selfishly) do.
And to Playrix for being such good friends to the ggotd gaming community.


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Thank you for your excellent feedback Arbitrarian. I agree on the reworking and reintroduction of some classics. I've just been playing the recently released and enhanced Baldur's Gate. That was a classic and the reworked game fabulous. I'm looking forwards to the PC release of another remaking of a classic, i.e. Carmageddon: Reincarnation which I backed via the Kickstarter campaign.

Reply   |   Comment by Arbitrarian  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Since about a month ago I have been spoilt by a new (free!) racing game on Android. The graphics are truly stunning for a mobile game. For that reason I don't really feel the need for today's game. I also read it isn't really up to the usual Playrix standards which is too bad because I have downloaded some very good and much appreciated games by them from here. Playrix games are amongst the best games that have been available here. I think my favourite one has been Farmscapes Collector's Edition.

But if you have a supported Android (or IOS) device I can thoroughly recommend Real Racing 3.

It's a BIG download but worth the wait.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.games.r3_row

Enjoy.

- Ben -


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The game looks fantastic, especially for free. My son will be interested in it. :) Thanks for posting. Have you checked the free games/good games to grab projects over in the forums? we've posted loads of excellent racing games over the last four years including some sponsored by car manufacturer that also have great graphics.

Reply   |   Comment by Ben  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Sorry, this game is not Ok

Reply   |   Comment by Supermaschu  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Being a car games junkie I obviously had to try this one. Installs and works without a problem on XP SP3. Also works with JoyToKey, making it possible to play with a joystick instead of fighting with the keyboard. Not that it makes the game more playable or enjoyable. Steering has nothing to do with usual arcade games, let alone with reality. You can accelerate while taking sharp turns and instead of sliding out, the car may even turn too much and crash into something on the inside of the curve. If the game "decides" you spent too much time driving outside the track or route you were apparently supposed to take during the "offroad" parts (and "too much" isn't actually that much), it will slow down your car to a halt, zoom in the view and you'll have to release the acceleration button and press it to start driving again. Ridiculous. The graphics isn't anything special either. It won't accept any resolution better than 1024x768 on a 1280x1024 monitor and the 1600x1024 shown in the third screenshot doesn't even appear as an option. I don't like the bonuses that can be picked up literally on the road - that's for platform games. I prefer straight racing. If there is extra stuff like nitro, there should be a definite amount of it and we shouldn't be able to pick them up - if you used it up, it's gone, just like in reality. Can't give it thumbs down b/c it's a racing game given away for free, but have no reason to vote thumbs up so didn't vote at all. To me it is not a keeper (unfortunately). Just like Whiterabbit stated in his review, everyone can try it for free and decide if they like it. I would also add E-Racer, Total Immersion Racing, Offroad and Insane to the list of more interesting games.





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Thank you for your feedback Joe. W.r.t. the resolution, it was possible to set it to the resolution in the third image. I took the image while scrolling through and chose 1600x1024.

Reply   |   Comment by JoeJ  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

I was disappointed that I was not giving the option to use a game controller. The graphics were not good for HD.

Reply   |   Comment by Kat  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Controlling the car is way too difficult - steering is overly sensitive. I agree with Jimmy W. - keyboard controls for a racing game suck. Support mice, trackballs and more importantly, wheels! I actually have a steering wheel/accelerator pedal for racing games, I was disappointed this game wasn't going to work with it. =(
Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

"to those still on dial up, it should only take around 6 minutes to download ."

I wish 30 meg could download in 6 minutes, or I would have stayed with dialup. It would take more then 6 minutes to download on my "high" speed connection. On dialup probably at least 2 hours.

Reply   |   Comment by darthyoda6  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

I don't want to put on a HELMET to play a video game!!! I don't want HELMET HAIR! So, why is the very first thing I see "PUT ON YOUR HELMET?"

So, this game is SIX years OLD? That's REALLY OLD in dog years!

I'm glad you have to unlock the cars before you drive them. SAFETY FIRST! It would be HARD to DRIVE an LOCKED car through the WINDOW. How would you get top the things your feet touch?

Do we race ON MARS or IN MARS? I'm CONFUSED!

White Rabbit has 10 daughters! WOW! That's like like a REAL rabbit!

I AGREE! It's very hard to GET AHEAD when you are in LAST PLACE. That why I try to avoid LAST PLACE most of the time!

WHY oh WHY would you want to SLOW DOWN your car in a RACE?

OOG files make me laugh! They're like so oogLY!

Reply   |   Comment by Swamp Thing  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

A car racing game with no joystick support? Pass.

Reply   |   Comment by Randy G.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

i agree. Thanks for the free games!

Reply   |   Comment by franklin moore  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

I always be happy for full games from Alawar & Playrix.
Thank you so much for this gifts. :-)

Have a nice weekend!

Reply   |   Comment by G.M.  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Great idea, although I don't know too many people that would want to drive "any" racing game with arrow keys and keyboard presses. That makes about as much sense as urinating in a fan. Thanks but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Jimmy Wakefield  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Installed A-OK on Vista Home Prem. X64.

At beginning the game gives you access only to choose from 2 Cars, rest are Locked. I tried playing the game but I keep Crashing the car ... I need lots, lots of practice, certainly much more than 1 hour. Also as mentioned before, playing it with Arrow keys it is Frustrating since the keys are Super Sensitive and that was the reason I keep on crashing ... and I could not adjust the Sensitivity of the keys.

Thanks to GGOTD and Playrix! :)




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Thank you for your feedback G

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

The price is far too high for this type of simple game, you have to be competative in business and realystic, ask yourself would you pay $19.95 for this game ?
Possibly more realystic price might be more like $4.95.
Make the game slower and it could be a great hit with the kids !

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Vaughan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Playrix in my opinion produces the best games and most playable games, with graphics second to none, BUT and a BIG BUT !! they have seriously failed here ! anyone joining Payrix for the first time might be put off by this game !
In my opinion this is one of the worst car games I have ever played.
It is difficult to play and even seasoned games players would have difficulty with this one.

I would have thought it quite obvious really, that you don't drive cars from a hellicopter ????
Think again ! if you had stuck to traditional driver seat views then this could have been yet another of the games that Playrix are famous for. Other suggestions could be camera views from trackside spectator views, 3D on board cameras and one similar to Train simulators which you can go alongside and around.

Think again, a game such as this could be just for children with slowed down actions, BUT if you produce this game for adults then you could be losing trade from the large proportion of games players.





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Thank you for your feedback Mike

Reply   |   Comment by Mike Vaughan  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

"You can change the screen resolution via the options menu, though these are limited to 640 x 480 x 16 to 1024 x 768 x32 ..."

Not that it really matters, but the game did let me set the resolution to 1920 x 1200 x 32 without problems.

Have a nice day!

Reply   |   Comment by Jacal  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Well, it seems to work fine on my 32-bit XP Pro (on a Dell Optiplex GX280) - though I only tried the Beemer on the Quick Race 'Country'(?) track. I did increase the screen resolution, and dropped the number of laps to 2, as well as the opponents to 2 - which sort of thing (not the resolution, though) might be an option if anyone does have speed-of-computer issues trying to play this.

As for the game itself, it's okay for a mess-about play in Quick Race mode, but I can't see myself bothering with tournaments.

The controls are too sensitive, and it really ought to have an option to accept some external input without having to go to the trouble of finding some emulator or other. That said, the actual car controls are fairly logical, using the arrow keys, IF you're part of the right-handed community. If not, well, they should still be usable in themselves, but you may have issues if you need to change camera angle (which seems to vary only between 'high' and 'vey high') or recover your car.

I find it disconcerting that the Help screen doesn't give any indication of how to control your car. And it's annoying that you're subjected to a 'reminder' everytime you start a race - especially as that means you don't see the 'hints' at the top.

On a couple of bits of pedantry, the combination of tarmac and dirt (on that 'country' track, at least) is more Rally-Cross than Rally. And I don't think any of the cars are/would be truly suited to either format in real life (which I DO know this ISN'T!).

Personally, I prefer either the out-and-out silliness of SuperTux Kart OR the more visceral first-person, Need For Speed-types that Whiterabbit mentions, above.


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Thank you for your feedback Lee

Reply   |   Comment by Lee  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

I have played and reviewed the game in the following video:

http://youtu.be/YSqc5XaybTU

Reply   |   Comment by Clay  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Have played demo of this game in the past. Short life span for middle-aged man, painful to only use arrows for movement (may be able to use controller on full version - couldn't on demo).

Might be good for kids.

Reply   |   Comment by Steve Wahlgren  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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Race Cars: the Extreme Rally:


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Installation:


Race Cars: the Extreme Rally downloads to a 30.6 MB zip file that unpacks to a read me and a wrapped setup activation file (the orange colored file with the key symbol), plus there's a setup file with security (setup.gcd) that's protected from being hacked. This file may case some security software to alert the user to a possible malware attack, but it will be a false positive.

The game giveaway team check all game giveaways for malware using several well known anti -malware suites. There has never been a game giveaway infected with malware since the project started back in Dec 2006. Some community members have been having problems installing games since the security software was added. It's been found that turning off your security or configuring it to accept the setup.cgd file sorts the problem out. The installed game is 58.6 MB in size. and installs to:


C:\Program Files (x86)\Playrix Entertainment\Race Cars - The Extreme Rally (minus the x86 on 32 bit computers)

by default but can be changed to suit whatever your wishes are. Shortcuts are installed to both the Desktop and Start Menu via All Programs/Playrix Entertainment. You’ll also find an uninstaller in the All Programs folder. Once the game is installed you can delete the giveaway setup files.






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I've only tested the game on Win 7 and Win 8. Anyone running Vista or XP, please confirm whether this game works Thanks. I will be installing these two platforms back onto an older computer for testing purposes eventually; (got too many other projects on at the moment though)



If you miss the game today it's available from Gametop (and probably from MyPlayCity), HERE 24/7, please do be aware of the pitfalls of installing games from these sites (i.e possible toolbar installations and home page changes as well as browser changes - these can be avoided by making sure you uncheck the boxes during installation and in the case of MyPlayCity games un-checking them whenever you boot the game up. Also your browser is always opened to the sites when you close the game down, but this is innocuous.









Introduction:



Drive the super fast race cars and see if you could have been or perhaps still can become the world's best racer. This fabulous 3D game will put you to a test of speed and skill. With 12 fastest race cars to choose from, a number of bonuses to help you win and various difficulty levels to help you improve, participate in over 50 tournaments and win the grand prix. Compete on a variety of race tracks in different weather conditions and climates and prove that you are really fast and furious!






Reference accessed HERE March 2013



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Race Cars: the Extreme Rally was originally given away back in March 2007 when it received 79% of 282 positive votes. There were 77 comments made about the game; then it was given away again in January 2008 where it received a positive 61% of 422 votes with 87 comments. It was also given away back in April 2011 where it received a p[ositive 57% from 315 votes with 31 comments. You can see all previous comments made HERE (March 2007), HERE (Jan 2008 - Check out game seekers comment #21 and #54, and my comment #32) and HERE (April 2011),






The Game:


Race Cars: The Extreme Rally is a top down third person racing game with a retro feel to it. To play the game you use a limited number of keyboard keys. These are the arrow keys for acceleration, braking and reverse as well as steering plus a reset key to take you back onto the road if you crash, the Esc key to restart the game, just in case you are hopelessly out classed and a camera key (C) which changes the camera position three times. You can also use the space bar to brake or reverse as well as the down arrow key. :lol:



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There are around 50 tournaments spread over 15 different races including countryside1 & 2, Wild West 1 & 2, Greece, Texas, a military base, an Aztec site, a UFO crash site and a few others, most of which you have to unlock. Initially you only have two cars to choose from, but as you progress through the game you’ll unlock another 10 cars. Each car has slightly different attributes such as speed, acceleration, handling and weight. Of the two cars you get at the beginning, the Beemer is probably the best choice because it has better handling properties than the Mars although the Mars has better speed and acceleration. That said, these differences are very hard to spot when you are actually racing.
You can change the screen resolution via the options menu, though these are limited to 640 x 480 x 16 to 1024 x 768 x32 as well as graphic detail and brightness. There are also sound and music sliders to change the in game volume

You can choose from a quick race or tournament. The latter has two difficulty settings Normal and Extreme, though I couldn’t see much difference between either apart from the cars seemed to set off a little faster. After some practice I was able to win all races with relative ease and my 10 daughter with no practice at all won her first race. If you choose quick race you’ll find three of the 15 tracks open, (Countryside 1, Wild West 1 and Greece), the rest you have to win races to unlock, though once you’ve unlocked them via the tournament mode you can always access them via the quick race mode. Apart from being able to play races in any order there’s little difference between the modes. You can save your progress but if you want to change difficulty you have to start from the beginning. It’s possible to set up multiple profiles, so rather than lose progress it’s better to create a new profile.
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I found the keyboard controls a little sensitive and needed to practice quite a lot just to get around most corners when I first played this game four years ago. I was constantly going off the road and ending up last. Once in that position it was very hard to get ahead especially as power ups were being picked up by those ahead of you. To pick up a power up you have to drive over them. They include an acceleration bonus (Yellow diamond with letter A), a red diamond with letter ‘T’ which slows down your car as well as a ghost car (White box with letter G and stylized image of ghost) and finally a slow motion bonus that slows down all of your opponents (Green diamond with the letter S). Being in last position is disadvantageous because you end up missing out on the good bonuses, though they do re-spawn, but not immediately. To unlock new races and cars you need to win races.

Once you’ve mastered the cornering, the game is okay. You can change the camera view via the C key or reset if you come off the road by pressing R, but this does not restart the game it just places you back on the road. To restart a race press the Esc key and choose Restart Race. There is a small map of the circuit to the bottom left of the play area, this can be of use in preparing yourself for any hairpin bends etc.
















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System Requirements:


O.S. - 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/Vista
CPU - 800MHz
SysRAM 128MB
vRAM - 32MB
Direct X 8 or higher



Images & Video:


You can be seen a video of Race Cars: The Extreme Rally HERE













Conclusion:




After playing some of the best racing games around (all the Need for Speed games, most of the Colin McRae Rally games including the three Dirt games (though Dirt 3 wasn't that good IMO), Richard Burns Rally, Fuel, Race 07, Grid, Toca Race Driver, F1: 2010, Moto GP, Flatout II and Flatout Ultimate Carnage as well as loads of open world car based games such as Test Drive Unlimited I & II, Grand Theft Auto IV, III, Vice City, San Andreas, Saints Row II & III, Wheelman, Crash Time II & III , Burnout Paradise and even my old favourites Motocross Mania, Motocross Madness II, Midtown Madness I & II plus loads more too numerous to mention here, I could never get into this game. It was uncomfortable to control the cars with only keyboard controls to play the game with (that is no gamepad or wheel inputs) though the AI wasn't that hard to beat once you've mastered cornering/drifting. sometimes I got stuck on an obstacle and by the time I'd freed myself I'd be virtually half a circuit behind all the other cars, that said, once I'd mastered the game I was easily winning races at almost half a lap ahead of my opponents; (you can see in one of the images above how far ahead I was) I spent many hours when this was first given away trying to enjoy the game, which initially I did because I’d never bothered with previous incarnations of this type of racer, much preferring the first person style racer, but ultimately there wasn't much to keep me entertained once I'd mastered the game as the environments were rather boring and the circuits were relatively short.



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Unfortunately I’m too biased to give a fair deal or to score this relatively old game because of the massive collection of racing/vehicle based games that I already own. I'm sure it's worth more than I'd give it. The graphics are okay, the music becomes very annoying, but thankfully that can be turned off or even changed, but make sure you convert any music you want to use to .ogg files and rename them to the four titles in the music folder (C:\Program files (x86)\Playrix Entertainment\Race Cars - The Extreme Rally\Sound\Music).

I can only suggest you download the game and give it a try yourself. It’s not a large download, so for those on capped bandwidth, you’re not going to lose a significant amount of your allowance and to those still on dial up, it should only take around 6 minutes to download .

If you liked Micro cars (from around 10 + years ago), you’ll probably like this one. There’s a bunch of this type of games available from MyPlayCity and Gametop which I’ve linked to below. There’s also an emulator that enables you to use a gamepad instead of the keyboard, but for the life of me I can’t remember the name of the program at the moment. Hopefully someone with a better memory than me will post a download link for the program. :lol:











Problems:

If you are posting late in the day I would also suggest posting in the main giveaway forums in the game discussion section. If you've installed the game but it won’t work for some reason, it should still be registered, so someone may be able to help at another time. Unfortunately if your problem is actually installing it then once the giveaway period is over there’s nothing that can be done until the game is given away again (though that isn't guaranteed). It’s always worth checking out the free games sites as sometimes the games we get here are also available for free from them. MyPlayCity has the most with over 600 games to choose from. Today's game is available from Gametop and probably MyPlayCity 24/7 HERE





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More racing games:




You’ll find a totally free copy of this game, which they call Real Cars over on the Gametop site that I reference in my previous comment, though I didn’t mention this game then.

http://www.gametop.com/download-free-games/racing/

It’s always useful to know where to get the game free just in case you lose today’s giveaway to a full format or a fresh installation of windows. There are several car racing games available free from that site.

Another site to visit would be MyPlayCity where you’ll find nearly 40 racing games from top down to 3D, Cars and Trucks to drag racing and motorcycles. Check them out via the following link:

http://www.myplaycity.com/free_racing_games/

Finally you’ll find loads of free racing/vehicle related games in the giveaway forums via the wheeled games thread and the free games synopsis.

Free Games Synopsis (around free 2000 games available):

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/4534

Wheeled Games thread:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/forums/topic/2574#post-17105

For free I highly recommend Trackmania Nations, Death Rally and an online racing game called Darkwind. (Trackmania Nations is also online, but you can play a single player game. However, if you are a real racing aficionado, I can only suggest some of the latest commercial racing games such as Need for Speed: Shift 1 & 2 and the updated Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, though if you want a rally type game you can’t beat the Colin McRae Rally games (including Dirt and Dirt 2), Richard Burns Rally or for loads of ‘smashing’ fun try out the Flatout series of games (for cost I recommend Flatout 2 rather than Ultimate Carnage because they are basically the same game except Ultimate Carnage has had a face lift so you get a better looking game plus you race against 11 instead of 7 other cars' apart from that all the races are the same). Finally if you fancy an open world racing game why not try Fuel ; which was released nearly 2 years ago. It covers many of America’s beauty spots such as the Grand Canyon via thousands of miles of roads and tracks, or if you’re feeling dangerous explore on freeride There’s over 14 000 sq Km that you can explore; with gorgeous graphics, a day and night cycle plus weather systems that include hurricanes, this is a great game. (Check out the video below)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P85HCuPc5fg









Games, Games, and yet more Games plus Download, Installation & Game play Problems:



If you have any problems installing or getting to work today's game please go HERE for help.



If you're looking for something other than today's game check the didimatic site via THIS link for some brilliant deals.

Steam has around 40 games on sale at the moment with discounts from 10% to 80%. You'll find all the deals via the Specials tab on Steams front page HERE. The usual weekend sales include 50% off Omerta City of Gangsters and 85% off Red Orchestra: Heroes of Stalingrad (plus a free weekend); though you can get Red Orchestra 2 together with Red Orchestra I and Killing Floor plus all its dlc for around the same price as the Steam deal if you pop over to the humble bundles weekly sale (this deal ends on Tuesday). You get steam keys for all three games for less than $4. The 24hr deal is 75% off the Sniper Elite Collection plus all dlc; the first game is quite old now released back in 2005/6 but the latest version was released last summer and is an excellent sniper game with slow-mo bullet views and interesting bullet impacts when hitting your opponents in certain ways. You can also get the Age of Empires III Complete Collection with 50% off and 75% off Kung Fu Strike: The Warriors Rise and Altitude as well as 50% off the excellent combat flight sim DCS A-10C Warthog


You'll find many more game deals from Gamersgate, Gamestop, Greenman Gaming and GOG; all of which you can find via the Didimatic site, which I've linked to above (apart from Greenman gaming - GMG).


There's a 20% off coupon via GMG that can be used with most digital downloads. You'll find all the deals from GMG HERE. If you are into the Battlefield series you can now pre-order Battlefield 4 from GMG, but if you are after the ultimate editions that EA offer via their Origin platform you'd be better waiting till its offered via Origin. They always keep the best edition to themselves.




To be honest there are too many game deals around too list them all. Just visit the sites I recommend above and I'm sure you'll find something that suits you for a decent price.








You can get a free arcade game via Alawar's game box, just click the free game tab. It changes approximately every month If that's not enough, check out the Game Discussion forums HERE for details of other games either free or on deals such as the Indie Game bundles (of which there are at least three live at the moment, and all of which contain some excellent games, or check out the four day sales at IndieGameStand.

The latest IndieGameStand game will called Pid and action adventure platformer. You can a dollar for this game (used to be able top pay less, but they have limited it to $1 or more now. If you want the extra's (usually game music, manuals etc) you have to pay the average price.. There's also several indie bundles over at Indiebundle.org. Each bundle has three games and costs $5 each.



Most of the bundles retail for around $5 give or take a few dollars, but you can pay as little as a dollar.






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A Request for helpl>:

Developers rely on good feedback to improve their games. If you download this game please take some time once you’ve played it a while to leave some constructive feedback either positive or negative. The more constructive feedback we get, the more likely developers are going to give more games away. The giveaway site already has a very good standing with the search engines. Developers want their products out there on the WWW, this site has the potential to do that. The game giveaway project gives away on average between 9 to 17 thousand downloads for each game depending upon what genre and how obscure the game is. That’s a lot of homes these games are being downloaded into and a lot of 'potential' cash that’s being lost by the developers. If we get better games because of better feedback, the community are likely to continue to benefit from the generosity of the developers. Satisfied community members are then more likely to visit the home sites of those developers and purchase games that they may not have bothered with before they discovered the developer via the game giveaway site, thus giving the developers more incentives to give away even more decent games.

Please leave some feedback once you've checked the game out. It can be positive or negative, but please explain what your reasons were for the feedback you post. You could also leave suggestions for improving the game, for example, this game could do with more block types for the levels editor, add more power-ups, describing the ones you think would be suitable, add some mini games (which seem all the rage in some arcade games now) or enable the user to be able to change the in game music easily.

Thank you in advance to all those who take the time to post a constructive comment.


Regards

Whiterabbit aka Stephen




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