You probably feel like a crash test dummy when you’re playing this game – it’s not only a racing game, but you get points for wrecking your enemies! The amount of points you get depends on how you hit them … e.g. you get more points for getting them do a 360 other than driving into theirs sides at high speed. The game has more to offer: a head to head mode with only two cars or the legendary destruction derby itself – a huge arena, every car starts at the edge of it, and then – have a nice crash!
Destruction Derby is a 1995 vehicular combat game developed by Reflections Interactive and published by Psygnosis. Based on the sport of demolition derby driving, the game tasks the player with racing and destroying cars to score points. The developers kept the tracks small in order to force cars into close proximity, so that more wrecks could occur. Versions of Destruction Derby were released for the PlayStation, MS-DOS, the Sega Saturn and the Nintendo 64, the last of which was developed by Looking Glass Studios. Critics found the game fun and praised its graphics and car damage system, but the Nintendo 64 and Sega Saturn releases received mixed reviews. The game started the Destruction Derby franchise, beginning with its 1996 sequel, Destruction Derby 2.
Destruction Derby is a racing and vehicular combat game based on the sport of demolition derby. The game contains three vehicles. Collisions in the game affect the controls of each car, limiting their steering and maximum speed. Frontal collisions risk damage to the car’s radiator, which causes the car to overheat and stop running. Four modes are available: Destruction Derby, Wreckin’ Racing, Stock Car Racing and Time Trial. In Destruction Derby, the player earns points by destroying other cars in a large, trackless arena called The Bowl; in Stock Car Racing, the player must finish in first place, and no points are earned by destroying cars. Wreckin’ Racing is a hybrid of the two, in which the player earns points both by winning the race and by destroying other cars. Time Trial is a solo time attack mode. The PlayStation version features system link play for two players, while the MS-DOS version has online multiplayer.
Destruction Derby 64, the game’s Nintendo 64 version, features updated graphics and an increased number of cars and tracks; and it adds new modes such as capture the flag. The game contains twenty-four cars and more than twelve courses. It also supports split-screen multiplayer for up to four players.
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