24
Apr
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I spent many an hour at my trusty Nintendo 64 playing RE-VOLT as a kid, and when I heard an Android port was released, I just handed over my money without question.

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Now, you may say "a racing game on Android? A port of one? Sounds like a lot of potential for terrible awfulness there, David" ... and you'd be right. There is a lot of potential for a lot of terrible awfulness. Not so with RE-VOLT. Questionable English translations in the description aside, this is a fantastically made port of a truly great arcade racer. The controls are actually reasonably precise, too, which was my big worry.

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Aside from the lack of a track editor (and perhaps a bit of slowing of the pace of the game), this isn't some watered down, half-finished reimagining. Head to the Play Store to pick it up now - $4.50 may sound pricey, but you're getting what was a full-on console game back in the day here.

David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • http://twitter.com/Darkmyth_pt Darkmyth PT

    i think its the 2nd game i bought for my Dreamcast

  • Mehmet Fatih YILDIRIM

    1.99 $ and I am buying it instantly!

    • flibblesan

      Cheapskate!

      • inuyasha

        douche

  • Andrei

    I've been waiting for this for awhile. Quite some interesting permissions, though...

  • Jason J.

    lol.

    used to be my fav game on pc.

  • http://www.robpol86.com/ Robpol86

    YES

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

    The main differences I'm spotting between this and the original are: lack of throttle control, slowed gameplay (the original was crazy fast - you wouldn't be able to keep up with touch controls), and perhaps a lowering of the difficulty / touchiness of the cars generally. And no track editor, sadly. Otherwise, it appears to be intact.

    • Crazydog

      If you switch the controller to "Virtual Joysticks", you get throttle control.

      You can make the game faster by changing the difficulty in Options=>Game Settings=>Mode, as it says in the description. Change it to simulation!

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ David Ruddock

        Oh god, that's got to be insane to play.

  • Montygue

    I'll wait for the non premium version to try first!

  • Matthew Fry

    MY NOSTALGIA

  • http://twitter.com/Dave_BG Dave Bg

    WOW, this game is the one that made me who i am today! The first epic game i played for hours on the old 466 MHz PC!

  • dextersgenius

    Awesome stuff. This game brings back old memories of my beloved PIII 450 Mhz.. that computer was so awesome it lasted me for more than a decade, allowing me to skip the horrible P4 series. Anyways, I digress. I hope this game is just as tweak-able as the desktop version. Sprinter XL for life!

  • primalxconvoy

    Free demo, or no thanks.

  • IronBlood

    So much YES

  • http://www.facebook.com/unethical.hacker Adie

    I still play this :D

  • Fuzz1111

    Hell yes I loved this game on PC. Had a reasonably good physics engine for the time too (I remember being impressed that it modelled centrifugal gravity - allowing you drive sideways up inwardly curved walls/fences if you were going fast enough).