the babe on the cover is good looking, but for my
money I'll buy a Penthouse if that's all I'm looking
for. It's less expensive and I have a damn good idea
of what I'm getting.
World Tour: Featuring Jamie Little is a budget-priced
game, so don't get your hopes up. It doesn't offer
anything new to the genre. As a racer it's just decent.
The features are bare bones but at least they work.
Nothing in this game is broken but at the same time
it reminds me of a game that you should get for free
when you purchase a couple of popsicles and a box
of candy popcorn.
the proper technique is one thing but being able to
master virtually all of the races once you get it
down shortens the game's life span dramatically. Although
the races do get progressively more difficult in the
Career mode, you will still use the same tricks to
win. For instance, to get a head of the pack at the
beginning of the race you simply press in the clutch
and rev your engine. When you release the clutch you
will launch like a rocket into first place. Maintaining
your lead requires some different skills but they
too can be learned.
turns you can either apply the brake and powerslide
or engage the clutch while keeping the accelerator
pinned so that you can burst down a straightway at
top speed when you release the clutch. The physics
is a little floaty so you can catch some air and do
some tricks before you touchdown. You can launch yourself
into the air by pre-loading your jump with the analog
stick. Pull it back and then shove it forward at the
zenith of the peak for maximum air. As long as you've
aimed yourself in the right direction you shouldn't
have any trouble with landing properly.
is never fun but it's inevitable. The animation is
so cheap that when your rider falls off the bike he
or she is still in a sitting position. It reminds
me of the coyote from the roadrunner cartoons. It
looks so stupid that it actually dissipates some of
the rage that you will experience. Bumping into another
rider causes you to rebound off of them like a pinball.
You don't crash and it doesn't even slow you down.
I hope you're not looking for realism.
to your bike and the rider are available in Career
mode. A lot of the customizing features are purely
cosmetic such as the color of a riders' outfit. The
characters are so poorly rendered that it's not much
of an incentive to see them in another blocky looking
costume. Jamie Little is actually an announcer in
real life but in this game she's a playable character.
The character model doesn't look anything like her
but at least you can tell it's a girl - if you know
what I mean.
a game that actually includes the announcer's name
in the title, the voiceover work is incredibly limited.
Aside from a few intros and remarks, Little repeats
herself in almost record time. If she spent more than
15 minutes in the studio it was doing her makeup for
the box shot. At least the metal music is ferocious.
If it doesn't get your adrenaline pumping then you're
either dead or you're a Steely Dan fan. Sorry Von
no reason to get this game. There are plenty of other,
older, MX games out there that are much better that
you could pick up in a pawnshop for ten bucks.