At first glance this may seem like just another racing game, that all you have to do is enter a tournament (season) race and win win win. Or at least thats what it seemed like when I popped this game into my PSX
After completing the tournament mode, I went into Arcade mode, thus getting into the real guts of the game. Arcade mode is where you can earn new tracks, teams, and prototype tracks for every class.
Secrets : the game doesn't hold too many secrets, just 'hidden' teams/tracks, there's a few passwords as well.
Classes : The game is constructed by using 4 racing classes, the only difference between them is your allowed max speed. Oh yeah.. the faster you go the harder it is to control your craft. The classes go as - Vector, Venom, Rapier, and Phantom.
Gameplay : Your goal is to get all Gold medals for every track in Arcade mode, getting gold medals unlocks stuff. You choose from 1 of 4 teams (until you unlock more), and race through the tracks. Like in the previous games your crafts can pick-up weapons to either use on your opponets or to protect yourself from them. There's also turbo arrows, that when you hover over them they temporarly increase your speed.
Music : The music played during the races is all 'techno', you can listen to the songs in the game menu, or alternatively pop the game disc into a CD player and skip the 1st track (1st track is almost always fuzz or blank, depending on your cd player).
Playablity : I played this game for about an hour in tournament mode, to say the least I got bored with it, and then I tried out Arcade mode (single player), and I had fun obtaining gold medals in the vector class, it took me about 3 hours, and it was easy.. but that's cause the vector class is the easiest. I haven't attempted to try getting gold for the 3 other classes.
Buy VS Rent : Well I got this game for $15, and most places cost $5 to rent games, so If you can find it for $15-$10, I'd say buy it. Cause It's not just a game, it can double as a music cd, so even if you get tired of playing it, you can still listen to it.
Tidbits : My favorite team was Goteki45, they had good handling and good armor, so you could pretty much push your opponets around in a race, without losing much armor. My second favorite team was Pirhana-A, Great handling, ok speed, poor shields. (hidden team).