XBOX PREVIEW: L.A. RUSH

One of our alltime favorite arcade style racers (at least according to the tastes of some past and present CCCP Crew members) was the wild San Francisco Rush 2049 Dreamcast game, which was based on the arcade fave.

Midway has taken far too long in fulfilling our needs for a new itineration of the series and we can't wait to get our hands on the upcoming L. A. Rush. Having spent much time in La La Land during E3 we're pretty sure we'd be able to find our way around the recreated digitial streets of LA - we're hoping our favorite wateringholes are represented....yeah....uh huh....right....

In L.A. Rush, join the crew at West Coast Customs to pimp your ride and live the fabulous lifestyle of an L.A. street racer. Feel the rush as you race over 36 licensed rides including muscle, tuner and exotic vehicles as well as exclusive tricked-out racers designed by West Coast Customs and Rides Magazine. An exciting and unique story-driven experience will allow you to race through 5 fully-open Los Angeles city re-creations while finding treacherous shortcuts and surviving death-defying jumps. L.A. Rush will be the next evolution in the highly addictive Rush franchise!

Features:

  • Rush is Variety: Race, modify, steal and pimp over 50 rides – exclusive tricked-out street racers designed by West Coast Customs and Rides Magazine plus licensed muscle, tuner and exotic vehicles from manufacturers such as Mitsubishi, Cadillac and Chevrolet.
  • Open World Racing: Race across a fully-open and recreated Los Angeles through Hollywood, Santa Monica, South Bay, South Central and Downtown while surviving death-defying jumps and finding treacherous shortcuts.
  • Pimp It & Add Some Juice: Spend your hard earned cash at West Coast Customs to visually upgrade your rides and tune your performance at this world famous chop shop.
  • First Racing Game “Story Mode”: Re-acquire 30 cars taken from your personal possession and gain back your respect and street credit through the following missions:
    o Reacquire Missions: Race to earn respect, street credits, and clues to the whereabouts of your cars
    o Retribution Missions: Steal your enemies’ prized rides and then chop them for revenge and extra cash.
    o Retribution Damage Missions: Trash an enemy’s property.
  • Intense “Head-to-Head” Racing: Pit yourself against a buddy in split-screen racing on routes opened previously in Story Mode.
  • Exclusive, Customizable Soundtracks: Decibel pumping, exclusive hip hop & rock music soundtrack including never-before-released music tracks from Twista and Lil’ Kim’s “The Jump Off,” plus much more from hip hop’s finest.
  • Upgrades Galore: Tune the performance of your car through an array of aftermarket parts from manufacturers such as Mopar, Advanced Engine Management, ProCharger, BF Goodrich, Yokohama, Pirelli Brembo, Directed Electronics, House of Color & more.

Car List:

* 2005 Dodge Magnum RT
* 2005 Dodge SRT-4
* 2004 Dodge RAM Rumble Bee
* 2004 Dodge Viper SRT-10
* 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
* 2006 Dodge Charger R/T
* 2004 Cadillac Escalade
* 2004 HUMMER H2
* 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
* 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454
* 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
* 1967 Chevrolet Camaro COPO 427
* 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS
* 2005 Pontiac GTO
* 1966 Pontiac GTO
* 2004 Chevrolet SSR
* 1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
* 1987 Buick GNX
* 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
* 1971 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible
* 1959 Chevrolet Impala
* 2000 Chevrolet Impala SS
* 2006 Pontiac Solstice
* 2004 Lotus Elise III
* 2005 Lotus Exige
* 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
* 2002-2004 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO V*
* 2004 NissanZ
* 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R SPEC V
* 1995 Nissan 240SX XE,
* 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R
* 2005 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab
* 2005 Nissan Titan
* 2004 Infiniti FX45
* 2004 SALEEN S7
* 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

Customization Parts

* Dayton Wire Wheels
* Extreme Dimensions
* Carbon Creations
* AEM & DC Sports
* B&M Racing & Performance Products Inc.
* Nitrous Express
* Borla Performance Industries
* Piloti Driving Shoes
* ProCharger
* Vogue Tyres
* MOPAR
* NISMO

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System: X, PS2 & PC
Dev: Midway
Pub: Midway
Release: Fall 2005
Players: 1 - 4
Preview By Vaughn
RATING (OUT OF 5)
OVERALL
NA
GRAPHICS
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CONTROL
NA
MUSIC/FX
NA
VALUE
NA