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Need for Speed: Underground -- Rivals [European] (PSP)

Need for Speed: Underground -- Rivals [European] (PSP)
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Sep, 2014

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Need for Speed Underground: Rivals (PSP)

 

Electronic Arts' Need for Speed line has produced a lot of great racing games over the years. The theme of the games has changed here and there, and recently, the Need for Speed name has been squarely attached to import tuner-style street racing games....

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Need for Speed: Underground Rivals

 

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Need for Speed Underground Rivals Review

 

Electronic Arts takes their extremely popular underground racing title to Sony's hot handheld.

However, enough work did go into Need For Speed Underground Rivals to get a recommendation from me. It is an improvement over the somewhat disappointing NFSU 2, especially in terms of soundtrack, Wi-Fi support, and losing the story mode. Hopefully,...

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Need for Speed Underground Rivals

 

Time to customize your car in a pocket sized package.

NFSUR offers a decent variety of cars, tracks, and upgrades, especially for a handheld. You even get to play wirelessly with up to 3 friends either close link or global, which adds a tremendous length to your replay value. This is a good thing since...

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Need for Speed Underground Rivals

 

A trimmed-down handheld version of EA's street racer offers some good times.

Slick colorful graphics; A huge selection of music; many different modes of play; cool customization

WiFi support for two players only; some slowdown and pop-up issues; feels a little jerky compared to the competition

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Need For Speed Underground: Rivals

 

As a launch title, the graphics of NFSU: Rivals look great and take advantage of the PSP's powerful hardware. Most of the touches from the PS2 versions are intact, like neon everywhere and the effect of using Nitro during the race. The audio is built...

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Need for Speed Underground Rivals Review (PSP)

 

OVERVIEW Filled with options galore, Need for Speed Underground Rivals brings it's representation of the "tuner" culture to Sony's new PSP. As you'd expect, it's fast, furious and chock full of flavor, but the generic feel of the racing itself keeps...

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Need for Speed Underground Rivals

 

Fans of the Need for Speed Underground series will feel right at home with Rivals.

Great sense of speed ; Generally good AI opponents ; Looks and sounds great

Too much menu wading with car upgrades ; Wireless multiplayer quite basic

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Need For Speed Underground Rivals

 

Midnight Club III may be the king of illegal street racers on the PS2 and Xbox, but Need For Speed narrowly pips it to the PSP post.

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Need for Speed Underground Rivals

 

Product Specifications

Compete and earn respect in Need for Speed Underground Rivals. Customize and take on the pinnacle Japanese & American tuner cars in a pursuit of total ownership of the street-racing scene. A uniquely designed racing game based on the legacy of the hugely successful Underground series. All New Tracks & Environments - compete against your rivals in 10 all new & visually distinct tracks. Each one has been specially designed to maximize the experience on the handheld platform. Japanese Customs vs. American Muscle Cars - customize and compete against a host of high performance tuner cars from Japan and America. Take on these rivals and find out who's best. Head-to-Head Rivalry - take on friends and foes in a range of new modes specifically designed for use via Wi-Fi. It's multiplayer gaming in which you earn respect and own the competition. New Ways to Go Underground - brand new game modes that capitalize on the cutting-edge hardware features of the PSP handheld videogame system and deliver a highly competitive game play experience.

Game

Elements:Racing / driving - GT/street / Racing / driving - stock car
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Electronic Arts
Model:Underground Rivals
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Need for Speed

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation Portable
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - racing / driving