Re-Volt: The Arcade Racer That’s Just As Good As Mario Kart

The latest Need for Speed got me thinking about going fast and furious. And as it so happens, there’s one game that deals with both in spades.

That game, as it so happens, is also one of the most under-appreciated racing games ever made. It should be mentioned in the same sentence, with equal weight, as Mario Kart, but it doesn’t.

That game is Re-Volt, it’s bloody awesome, and you can still play it today.

To change things up slightly this week, and also thanks to the superb competence of the Re-Volt community, I decided to put together a video of me playing Re-Volt.

I’ve gone through a bit of the history and recent narrative surrounding the IP — it was picked up 5 years ago by a mobile developer — and you can also see my atrocious driving.

Small note: I had a lot more success using the DS4 controller than trying to play with my Xbox One pad. I couldn’t bind the triggers on the XB1 controller, but the DS4 had no issues at all.

Not sure why; maybe I needed to shut DS4Windows down first. Either way, enjoy some glorious Re-Volt at 60 FPS. God this game still looks good.

For those interested in following up with what remains of the Re-Volt community, here’s a link to the RV House multiplayer program. You can find the 1.2 fan patch here, as well as a link to the RVGL project, and you can still find plenty of active users on Re-Volt Live forums.

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