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Metropolis Street Racer


Genre: Racing
Release year: 2000
Developer: Bizarre Creations
Publisher: Sega
Regions: Europe, USA
Region tested: USA
Age rating: 3+
Playability status: Excellent
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This big budget racing game is considered by many to be the best racing game on the Dreamcast. Players will race sports cars around accurately recreated city streets, earning Kudos points for stylish driving. The game was well received by both players and critics when launched and remains a stunning example of the power of the Dreamcast hardware.

Emulators tested

Demul 0.5.8.2 (DirectX 10) – Game is playable. There are some glitches on the cars (especially around the headlights). This can be at least partially fixed by deselecting the “Disable auto sort” option. When running the game with this emulator, the course map is not correctly drawn in the left hand side of the screen and this makes playing the game much harder.

Demul 0.5.8.2 (DirectX 11) – The game plays near perfectly, there are minor glitches on menus only. The “Disable auto sort” option must be off for best results.

Makaron T12.7 – Game is playable, course map is shown, but the game has multiple graphical glitches including weird shadows under the cars and some camera angles do not work.

Special configuration options

The “Disable auto sort” option must be off for best results.

Percentage of game played

Just the first couple of courses were tested. Please leave a comment if you play the game longer than us and encounter any other issues.

Videos and screenshots

The video below is to illustrate gameplay only and is not recorded in the emulator.

Reviews and other information

Gamerankings.com
Wikipedia

Other versions

Metropolis Street Racer was a Dreamcast exclusive game. It’s spiritual successor was the Project Gotham Racing series that was popular on the Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles.

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