Top Gear 3000 (Nintendo SNES, 1995)
|It is 1000 years in the future and you’ve been challenged to a speed duel and it’s time to show those rich folks who is the boss in Top Gear 3000. Get the engines primed and ready to race to the center of the galaxy on over four dozen tracks in 12 different star systems. Collect those power-ups and score cash to get those interstellar upgrades and mind-blowing weaponry you’ll need to blast past the competition. Take your racing skills out-of-this world and speeding into new realms. It’s your turn go speeding across the universe and to the stars on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
In Versus Mode, up to four players can play with the addition of a multitap. The screen is always split four ways; if there are fewer than four players, AI opponents will form up the remainder. Each race is a stand-alone affair on a single track, with players choosing from four different speed/acceleration/boost combinations (similar to original Top Gear) before the race begins.
On release, Famicom Tsūshin scored the game a 21 out of 40. GamePro commented that the game is solidly made, but derivative. They elaborated that the weapons are not truly important to the action and that many of the outer space locales "look suspiciously Earthlike", leaving the "terrific" four-player mode as the only element to set Top Gear 3000 apart from the many racers which preceded it. Nintendo Power gave it a rating of 3.2/5.
|Game||Top Gear 3000|
|Platform||Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Number of Players||1 - 4|
|Game Series||Top Gear Racing Series|
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