• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2003
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
Buy On
  1. Where the game really shines in my opinion is the control. I don’t think I’ve ever played a Game Boy Advance game that handles as well as this one.
  2. 85
    The gameplay from the original has been given a significant shot in the arm. It's a great GBA racer, absolutely.
  3. 84
    The ability to quickly save your progress and not have to deal with lengthy and cryptic passwords, though, is an immeasurable improvement over the first game.
  4. The inclusion of a battery save feature makes this game infinitely more enjoyable, however, and the twofold increase in car selection isn't too shabby either.
  5. The gameplay and handling are where this game excels. It handles like a dream and there are a multitude of courses, cars and game modes.
  6. Nintendo Power
    78
    It's a feature-packed winner with great graphics. [Mar 2003, p.137]
  7. Improves in mostly all aspects of the original but the game is aging and better series are emerging to compete with MTO and THQ’s.

Awards & Rankings

47
76
#76 Most Discussed Game Boy Advance Game of 2003
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. DavidD.
    Sep 23, 2005
    6
    It's good, and the only game in which I've been able to drive an RX-8 (my favorite!) but the graphics aren't all that good, It's good, and the only game in which I've been able to drive an RX-8 (my favorite!) but the graphics aren't all that good, and it can't really be taken seriously with track names like "Dump Line" (gross!) and "Plastic Bomb" or "Doco Moco"(what?) Still, the controls work well enough. Full Review »
  2. AndrewR.
    Nov 19, 2003
    10
    Great, realistic gameplay and awesome car details. This is the BEST!