The next instalment in the Destruction Derby series, , was released in 2000. The major bonus with this game is that every time it crashes under Win 95, the music continues so you can go on with other tasks to the pounding beat of thrill-a-minute industrial bass lines. The team were inspired by Daytona 's revolving windmills, and large jumps were implemented to add drama to the tracks. I have to admit that sometimes simpler is better. Wrecked autos catch on fire, and smoke swirls when their radiators blow. Standard races and matches based in arenas with the goal of remaining the last player driving are also available. I would rarely do the races on the first title.
I saw one just the other day. The graphics are top notch and I really enjoy the selection of tracks available. The game is an overhaul of the original and features ideas that did not make it into the first game including tracks that feature obstacles and improved realism. Destruction Derby 2 supports 's controller. The game features as commentator, and the soundtrack was created by bands Jug and Tuscan.
The car parts are constantly flying and you will feel like your car has a target drawn on the passenger door. Edmondson also wanted appropriate music for American stock car races, so he attended races across the United States, where he noticed that music featured prominently. If your front end has sustained considerable damage and you fly around a corner and hit a smoking car with full force, this could mean the end of your race. Support Emuparadise: Sponsor Message: Share with your Friends:. Gameplay Destruction Derby 2 is almost like having two different games packed into one title. This time around, more effort was placed on the racing aspect of the game versus the demolition derby, but don't worry, there is still plenty of smashing and bashing fun to be had. Games you may like: Nominate for Retro Game of the Day: If you haven't noticed yet, we have a retro game of the day feature top-right of the screen wherein we feature a new retro title every single day! The Destruction Derby puts 20 cars in one of four bowls for a war of automobile attrition, where the last car still running wins.
Destruction Derby 2 has four different stock tracks that include sharp cornering, narrow corridors and even high flying jumps. They remain sharp and clear enough to make players feel like they have been transplanted from the sofa to the racing seat and harnessed in. This mode can be played either as a standard stock car race or a wrecking race. All are infinitely superior to the tight, slow courses of the original. In the middle of the bowl you will find a jump that sends you flying. This year there is even a pit area where drivers can repair damaged vehicles. If the heart-pounding racing doesn't fill your tank with enough adrenaline, you can always test your driving skill and stomach in the infamous Destruction Derby arena, where you attempt to survive for as long as possible as 19 opponents try to pound your automobile into shredded steel.
Also littered across the track are car parts that were once attached to the cars racing the course. Two thumbs up, way up! Archived from on 10 February 2001. Instead of just riding it out to make a quick buck like many developers are known to do, in the case of a sequel title, they have actually changed key parts of the game's base to include a more impressive list of features. This game could stand alone towards the top of the heap in the racing genre. Now with the appearance of a new title on the horizon, players may be asking themselves: Besides a few new tracks, what can a second version add to this already fairly complete title that the previous one didn't include? The sound and musical tracks remain basically the same, although this one has been improved to include an even more industrial-type soundtrack.
Although winnable, it's not nearly as easy in this version to score points by wiping out your fellow drivers. This game is a solid title all the way around, if they would just tone the energy level down on the destruction derby. Once a player looks deeply into the game elements and pays attention to all the modifications to the actual engine, it is obvious that Psygnosis put time and effort into the development of the title. I'm no psychiatrist, but I really think this game may be best for overcoming fear of falling. In this mode the object is to survive as long as possible. New pit stops enable you to repair your car before it's too late. For Destruction Derby mode, more varied arenas were implemented to take advantage of a new physics system developed by Reflections.
Now, developers are into their second- and even third-generation games so they should have a better handle on the Playstation and what it can do. A new feature called the pit stop was added to the race tracks, where cars can be repaired. The graphics, as mentioned earlier, is even better than the already-jaw-dropping original game. Overview The first game I ever bought for my Playstation was. Being based on a title that revolves around destruction, one would assume that there should be more road debris around the track, as well as more nasty effects that happen to your vehicle after a good hit. Gee, we sure have come a long way since pinball! A version for the Sega Saturn was also planned and developed, but never released.
. That actually makes this easy on me -- I'm feeling less and less like I need to justify such a low score. The collision routines were extended so cars can handle being flipped over. Graphics Destruction Derby 2 has cleaned up the graphics from the original title. The cars control quite well. Cars can also become airborne and will flip over and roll accurately due to improved physics.
Expect seven tracks plus four Destruction Derby Bowls. Now all you hear is one indistinct yell. Last year at this time, new PlayStation owners were surprised by the recent release of Psygnosis' hot new racing title with a touch of mindless violence. Edmondson stated that Destruction Derby 2 felt like a new game rather than merely a sequel with more tracks. The fans lining the track are very animated and seem to be cheering you on the whole way through the race.