Classic British Motor Racing Review
Classic British Motor Racing box art
System: Wii Review Rating Legend
Dev: Data Design Inc. 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Destineer 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Jan. 2, 2008 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-2 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

The sound in this game is definitely what I would call uninspired. There's some generic sounding music in the background that sort of resembles a Beach Boys sound, and there's some looping motor noises that accompany the music. The resulting dynamic between these two lackluster audio elements is something that you don't really want to experience. Overall, the sound scheme does nothing for this game, and this title is best played with the sound turned down.

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Visually, this game is disappointing as well. The track environments are very basic with a featureless landscape with minimal details on the track itself. The color palate in this game is also very basic and hinders the overall look of the game by making the whole thing just a little too homogeneous.

Vehicles don't look bad, but they don't exactly impress either. One very interesting thing that I noticed about the visuals in this game was how the fonts on menu screens were pixilated. I don't think I've seen pixilated text in a game since the Nintendo 64, so it was a little shocking to see in this title.

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Classic British Motor Racing is a title that most people should avoid. It does not provide a satisfying racing experience, and it does not provide any real satisfying gameplay elements. The gameplay may work to an "alright" degree, but there's nothing that really stands out about this title's core gameplay, and the bad quality of the visuals and the sound to make this a title to steer clear of. So even though Classic British Motor Racing looks like a cool title, and it is available at a budget price, this one is best left on the shelf.

By Amanda L. Kondolojy
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RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
2.2
Graphics
Below average for the Wii. Cars and environments are formless, and text is pixilated.
3.0
Control
Steering wheel mechanics work on a base level but suffer from imprecision and make any type of serious handling impossible.
2.2
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
Generic tunes accompany each level, and car noises are repetitive.
2.0

Play Value
Tracks are way too similar and cars all handle essentially the same. Only about an hour or two of gameplay is required to unlock everything.

2.5
Overall Rating - Average
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Pick Up and Play: Intuitive motion-based controls mean players of all skill levels can pick up the Wii Remote and dive right into the fun!
  • Hours of Fun: Tackle unique race courses like the Westminster Run through the streets of London, tackle Time Trials and the Grand Prix or grab a friend and go head-to-head in two-player.
  • Wet and Wild Ride: Choose from 13 classic cars, including the Austin Mini Cooper, MGB, Triumph TR6, Triumph Spitfire, and more!


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