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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] New Rally-X, the sequel to "Rally-X," is an arcade classic that was released in 1981. It features new courses and adjustments to the enemy cars, improving the overall game balance, as well as new graphics and background music. Flags: Collect all the flags while avoiding enemy cars with new features such as the Lucky Flag, which awards you points depending on your remaining fuel. Specials: Collect the Special Flag to double the points of all remaining flags. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. As with other Namco Live Arcade games, the coin-op's alternating-turns two-player mode is gone(update the emulator already, Namco!), so you New Rally-X replay value depends entirely on how much nostalgia you've got in the tank. [Mar 2007, p.81]
  2. Overall, it makes for a slightly better game than "Pac-Man" and "Ms Pac-Man," though that's not saying much. [Feb 2007, p.101]
  3. New Rally-X wasn't a terribly exciting game when it was released in 1981, so it's tough to get worked up about an arcade-perfect version of it 25 years later.
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    New Rally-X is probably fun for the pure nostalgia of it. For new gamers who like old retro games it's also a nice way to get acquainted with one really old game that doesn't quite translate to the 21st century.
  5. Monotonous. [Issue#23, p.97]
  6. Just be prepared for a game that screams “I’m simple” (as in “I’m mediocre,” not “I’m elegantly designed”).
  7. It's relatively cheap at 400 MS points, but even that's too much to pay for something you'll grow tired of quicker than the game takes to download. [Issue 21, p.58]

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