If there's one game that's defined my career in the arcades then it's Sega Rally. Ever since I was in short trousers I've been destroying my friends at the wheel of one of the most fun racing games in history. Now, Sega has decided to update its classic to give the kids of today taste of what they've been missing. In fact, it's more than just a taste. It's a huge helping of juicy action, succulent graphics and tasty tracks.
I've always preferred Sega Rally to other rally games like the Colin McRae series or even Gran Turismo because I find it much easier to pick up and play. You don't need to wade through loads of options, spend time configuring your car, or perform endless tests and training. No, you just pick up the controller, hit accelerate and feel the burn. It's as fast as lightning and you'll find it easy to soar past your rivals at the start. Like all good games, once you're hooked on that winning feeling, things start to get a bit harder and the inclusion of three different championships to progress through makes this one that you'll be playing for a long time.
I always remember Sega Rally being the game that everyone in the arcades stands and watches for ages, and I reckon this was always down to its eye-catching graphics. Visually, Revo is the most stunning version of the game to date and the graphics engine means you feel every bump in the tarmac, blade of grass or sand dune. The motion is slick and the tracks and backgrounds make you feel like you're actually there. I was a bit disappointed that there are only three courses for each terrain (backwards and forwards) but they're so much fun that you can't help go back for more.
This is quite simply the best version of Sega Rally in history. It's quick, challenging, looks great, and a whole lot of fun. I defy you not to enjoy it.