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  • Summary: Get some grease under your fingernails as you custom build the meanest machine on the strip. Take your car for a spin from the scrap heap to the winner?s circle. Your garage your way! Pick your parts for straight-line performance or add custom paint and decals. Take your fire-breathingGet some grease under your fingernails as you custom build the meanest machine on the strip. Take your car for a spin from the scrap heap to the winner?s circle. Your garage your way! Pick your parts for straight-line performance or add custom paint and decals. Take your fire-breathing metal monster to 10 tough drag strips and push your car to the limit. Do what it takes to get cash for your ride. Sell whatever spare parts you can find. Do the wrenching yourself?start out with 40 classic and sport compact hot rods that need a little work and a lot of garage time. As real as it gets! Get ready for real life breakouts, reaction time, dial-ins and disqualifications. Inject your street rod with powerful aftermarket chassis, engine and body parts to create your own customized speed machine. [ValuSoft] Expand
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  1. LoanB.
    Nov 5, 2004
    10
    It's GREAT!!!
  2. LoanB.
    Nov 5, 2004
    10
    It's GREAT!!!
  3. LeeharveyO.
    Oct 11, 2004
    8
    A few minor glitches,works best with a NUMBERED controller{not lettered,youll never figure it out,same with a wheel,not like the first,youA few minor glitches,works best with a NUMBERED controller{not lettered,youll never figure it out,same with a wheel,not like the first,you have to manually set all buttons,so a NUMBERED CONTROLLER WORKS BEST}i think since its so new thats why theres no patch,but i think theyll fix the controller configurations so you can say step on the gas pedal when accellerator is selected and it will set it self like hr1 and i think a few cars should be added and racing stripes for all the muscle cars not just mainly rice rockets{btw you slow ass ricers can actually go just as fast in this game,since you cant in rl lmfao}but theres a few muscle cars with double stripes like a new camaro,trans am etc{old and new on that one:}but not on stangs etc.it has the one stripe sceme for most muscle:{ but you can get flames,scallops etc tho:}but the downside to decals is you can make the cars that say have racing stripes white,limitations on the decals so thats why i usually go for flames etc.one of the cool new features is in the body shop you can add a hood scoop cowl hood or wing to most cars,depending on which cars and all muscle has big dual chrome exaust pipes,they look great:} overall its a good game,but those few issues need to be addressed and maybe give us even more cars...SHELBY COBRA!i want i want:}but since its so new {only 2 months basicly}so it will take a time for a patch but this game overall is worth it.if you experience a glitch just restart it for now,just save alot lol but try it and i want to see some online games we can race for cash or for fun and diff people are gonna be diff speeds and times so it will be interesting{i wanna compare my cars im in the 6 second zone 6.47 best,but it will be fun like we cost all have a tournament pay a fee winner and 2nd and 3rd gets money,itll be fun,get the game! btw its much better than the first the street racing got boring this is all drag strips and it even cost travel money to go to track to track,but you can make that up with tournaments and grundge matches{just race the 600 buck ones there the easiest way to make money on here,and all there rumored times are faster than they really are hint hint:} Expand
  4. SpeedRacer
    Dec 20, 2005
    4
    This game should be chalked up to a disasterous horror. It's an insult to the sport. To start, the car is dropped from mid-air at the This game should be chalked up to a disasterous horror. It's an insult to the sport. To start, the car is dropped from mid-air at the onset of staging. I guess the developers were too lazy to do a little extra code to let the car pull around, or back into water. Have they ever even been to a drag strip? The burn-outs are ridiculously stupid, resembling nothing of real-world physics. The cars do not sway whatsoever, and the smoke cloud is poorly implemented. Sad considering it's a 2004 title. The graphics look like someone just learned Maya last year. They are piss-poor at best. The engine sounds are terrible and the shifting points of each car does not even keep pace with the sound. The 6 second cars do a street-car burnout. Again, laziness displaying itself. The mechanics of income are poorly thoughout. Your avatar appears to be a jobless bum who has no 'non-racing' form of income, who resorts to buying a junked out car for 1-3 grand. The car is so busted up, it runs 25+ second 1/4 mile runs @ like 50 mph. Ummmm, who brings a car that bad to a track? You would be kicked out before you got through the gate. With about 2 grand worth of work, you might get the car under 19 seconds with 69 mph trap speeds. Hahahahahaha...is all I can say. There's no time-slips. No focus on a 60 foot, or 1/8th mile data. Come on, Hotrod. You should be ashamed of yourself for putting your name on this. I guarentee nobody from Hotrod contributed to this game. If they did, they should step into my office... The hotrods going in the 6-7 second range do not make use of a chute. Just one of many unrealistic facets of this terrible game. I spent the first 50+ races against the 20$ grudge match because I couldn't take the 105$ guy who was running 17's against my 19's. Only by grinding the same car (who suprisingly would give me 20$ over and over without caring to stop) could I upgrade small, irrelevant parts to barely consider taking the next car up. I give this fecal recement 2 thumbs down. Waste of 10$ and the only game I've ever owned that cheat codes made it more fun without totally making the game unchallenging. Go hang your heads in shame, ValuSoft. You dropped the ball. Expand
  5. Chuck
    May 14, 2007
    2
    This game is a loathsome POS. The game says it supports windows XP. It does not, in fact it crashes every time you beat a track on "hot rod" This game is a loathsome POS. The game says it supports windows XP. It does not, in fact it crashes every time you beat a track on "hot rod" difficulty, regardless of compatibility mode. This game has poor physics at best. I defecate better code than what governs that smoke cloud during a "burnout". Complete waste of 10 bucks. All cars sound the same, and there are only three interiors, and who drives a drag car with ONE hand? The AI cars keep taking me out by crossing the line and hitting you, you get DQ'ed instead of the offending driver. Stay away from valusoft! Expand
  6. AaronK.
    Apr 27, 2005
    0
    I was really looking forward t this game but when i played i realized it was the same sounds and the same physics and graphics i liked the newI was really looking forward t this game but when i played i realized it was the same sounds and the same physics and graphics i liked the new addition to the body shop but the graphics were horible and i dont know y they put the newer cars in it th title says hot rod not import or new performance and they need another twenty cars just to make it intreresting to me i know it only cost twenty dollars but they didnt inprove on anything i am dissipointed to see five motor options and the car goes six seconds on the quarter mile ther isnt enough options not enough cars all the cars drive the same and sound the same i mean after a game like motor city which was the perfect game in every way just got cut i cant beleive they are selling a cheap game like this and the xbox game projet gothem kills this in every way this game is for kids 12 and under that dont car that the game ends after you make your car the best it can be in ina short time of three days if you play slow after your the best you cant do anything else atleast make downloadible content like more tracks or parts or cars duhhhhh!!! i mean i could think of alot of way to make this a great game and make it worth playing i know all those changes would raise the price but cheap games like this wont last like a good game that is flexible and easy to play on different levels i want to see the engine in color and see the interior and all the good graphics like the smoke actually looking like smoke maybe making the game in two or three or five discs like world of warcraft did i am sorry i bought this game in the first place and wont make the mistake again uless i am confident it was completely upgraded and improved. Expand