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  • Summary: SEGA Rally Online Arcade brings back all the features players could want from the popular arcade and console racers, including Championship Battle mode and Time Attack, while adding an exciting online racing mode that lets players battle it out with up to five drivers around the world.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Jun 16, 2011
    SROA is a well-done Rally-Racer. If you're looking for quick racing fun rather than tuning or a long term career mode then this is 800 MSP well spent.
  2. May 19, 2011
    If you don't have fond memories of the arcade cabinet or Saturn game, it's still a truly feisty little racer that looks great and handles well. Tearing up dirt tracks with indestructible rally cars is enormous fun, and this XBLA title delivers those thrills in their purest, most undiluted form. It's just a shame that there's so very little of it.
  3. May 30, 2011
    A real tribute to the fans of the saga of Sega Rally. Good graphics and a selection of funny game modes make it worth all of its price.
  4. May 27, 2011
    While it doesn't do anything new for the genre and pales in comparison to some of the more substantial XBLA racing games that are currently available, there is fun to be had with Sega Rally Online Arcade if you know what you're getting yourself into. It's a family friendly title, and a good starter game if you're looking to indoctrinate one of your kids (or wife). And if you're a racing aficionado with a nostalgic bent, it's not a bad way to spend some time.
  5. Jun 6, 2011
    Taking the game around the Desert track delivers a massive nostalgic kick that will go straight to the core of anybody who remembers feeding arcade machines an entire tube of fifty pence pieces back in the day.
  6. May 24, 2011
    While I'll admit that the track selection is lighter than I'd have liked, and that I really would have preferred to see a 60fps release, I still had a lot of fun with this game.
  7. May 23, 2011
    Granted, this is a budget arcade title, but that doesn't justify the attempt to get away with a bare minimum of content. Vehicle numbers and the variety of game modes are adequate, but the paltry five tracks are a grievous error that put paid to any longevity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Nov 13, 2011
    This is a throwback game for people who loved and are sentimental for the original, just like Daytona USA. You guys are expecting a remake? You can try it for free, don't be a knob. it is what it is and it does it well for such a small file size (notice that-it's important!) I never do this but 10 out of 10, The only difference between this and MW3 is that I knew what it was going in and didn't waste $80 AUS on it. (well I traded for Forza 4 so it's not all lost :) Expand
  2. May 19, 2011
    To begin with, this is not a new game. It is SEGA Rally Revo, only missing a lot of the content. There are too few tracks and there are only 13 cars so there is not a whole lot of content in this package. There only appears to be one new track, everything else is lifted from Revo. I still don't know why they call this a rally, there is absolutely no rally involved. You take part in multi-car races, either online or off, and that is it, Time Attack is just driving around a circuit as fast as you can. Graphically, this game is the exact game you played years ago, not updated one bit. The only visually cool thing is the geo-deformation and the grime your car picks up over the course of the race, and once again, that was in the original. I remember when I thought this looked amazing, playing something like this really shows you how far devs have pushed tech in just a few short years. What is disappointing here is it all seems so lazy. Hydro Thunder packs in so much more content than the original, handling has been tweaked and the graphics have been freshened up a bit. None of that has been done here, the only thing changed is the color of the main menu screen. At first when you enter the options menu, it appears they have addressed at least one issue from the original, now you have a choice of difficulties, Casual and Arcade. When you play, however, you will realize that this just means hard and harder. Your opposition is still crushingly difficult, always taking the perfect line and generally ignoring the laws of physics. If they hit you, you stop, they lose no speed. If they hit a wall at full speed, they keep going undeterred. They can drive through ruts and water, never losing speed. All of this affects you. Every little mistake slows you down, and yes, I realize it says "Arcade" in the title so I shouldn't expect a sim experience, I do expect fairness however. All these old-school conventions, coupled with rubber-band AI, should have been left in the last generation or vanished along with the arcade itself. If you want a fair game, go online, you'll still get crushed, but at least you'll know that the laws of the universe as well as the rules of the game are being adhered to. The worst mode in the game is the Championship. Here, you participate in 3 races, starting at position 22 and clawing your way to 1st. That's not so bad. What is bad is the final "bonus" race where you go one on one with a boss car. He immediately leaves you in the dust, even in the same car, and you can rarely catch up, even if you do, unless some freak mishap occurs, he still pulls ahead and wins. It is really frustrating to go through three different three-lap races to get crushed in the last joke of a race, and there is no restart option, once you begin, you're committed. Make one or two mistakes and you've just wasted a good chunk of your time nullifying all the work you did to get to that point. It also isn't the bargain everyone is claiming either. You can find a brand new copy of Revo for $20 or a used one for between $5 to $10, and the retail disc has way more content. This is SEGA basically trying to cash in on a stripped-down version of a game they already tried to sell once, unsuccessfully, and the fact that it is being released about the same time as Dirt 3 isn't a coincidence either. Unless you've already purchased every other competent racer on LIVE and can't afford any of the games in the Dirt series, there is no reason to buy this. Boo SEGA! Boo! Stop selling us garbage! Expand
  3. May 31, 2011
    I'm struggling to see the point to this game.. Its the retail version of the game,but with alot of features taken out,with worse graphics.Pointless... The reason i gave the points i did,wasw because what there is,is fun,but as i said,its a pointless downgrade from the previous Sega Rally released. Expand
  4. May 28, 2014
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