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Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. 55
    There’s a fair amount of stuff to do here and Rocket Racing looks pretty in its 2D Technicolor, but it’s just not that much fun to play.
  2. If you're the kind of person who eats F-Zero for breakfast, Rocket Racing is a brutally enjoyable take on the top-down racer, but maybe a little too punishing for its own good on occasion.
  3. Pretty but uncommonly difficult and trickier still to master, Rocket Racing will reward your dedication with an excellent example of momentum-based fun.
  4. It's basically an 8-bit knock-off of Wipeout, without all the fun destructive bits like mines or rockets. [June 2010, p.113]
  5. Meeting the unique demands of Rocket Racing can be maddening, but there is great satisfaction in triumph. With a little perseverance, a lot of entertainment can be extracted from this small package.
  6. Visually the game is lovely; distinctly 16-bit era backgrounds with parallax scrolling to add some physicality, nice particle effects and trails when grinding and 3D polygonal ships atop everything.
  7. Skill drops off the list of requirements early on in Rocket Racing, and it’s a shame that the developers seemed to substitute challenging tests with ridiculously repetitive tasks. However, considering the cheap price, Rocket Racing is a fun little title to play on the go. And if nothing else, it will drive you to the edge of madness in an attempt to complete it.

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