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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 an HTC One. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, imparting a legal perspective on tech news, 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).