Test Drive Le Mans: 24 Hours
The good game in the TD series was Test Drive Off Road. Now Le Mans has changed that. While not successful in terms of money, it was successful in giving the aging series its first magnificent game since Test Drive 3.
Le Mans has realistic physics, detailed courses, good handling, and just
about everything else that could make a racer great.
Beautiful! It really shows what the DC can do, and is the first game to have photo-realistic cars that I know of! It puts over 5 million polys on screen per second, even though the Dreamcast is supposed to be limited to 3million polygons per second. Just marvelous.
Each car is great detailed, with each sponsors name on the car, imitating how the car really looks in real life. While you can still easily tell that the cars are fake, they still look darn good!
The sky is also cool. if you pay attention, you can actually see the sky
change color, go from sun up, to sundown, to night. To light grey skies,
to dark clouds. It can even change weather in the middle of a race. This
game is one of the best looking games on Dreamcast, giving this game an
easy 100% in this category!
fast, and furious. The 3 F's. Every good racer has to have 'em, and Le
Mans has all of 'em!
This game has fairly average tunes. Each course has its own, jazzy theme that matches the mood of the game. And for anyone who doesn't like jazz, can listen to rock. But not the loud rock from EMINEM, but nice, calm rock. You can switch the music in the options menu.
This game has realistic racing sounds. The race starts with horns
blowing and people screaming, heck if you have surround sound and a
decent imagination you could literally think you are really there! It
also has the standard screeching and bumping sounds like any other
racer. The sounds are so realistic, and the music isn't annoying like
"cough" Crazy Taxi "cough."
Good news my now bored-out-of-your-mind audience, were almost done. The
replay value is very good; with over 40 cars to unlock and 7 unlockable
courses, you will be playing and replaying this game, testing out each
on each car, fooling with the weather, and heck, just having fun!
Replay Value: 9
Worth Buying Now? 9
Now that is a car you don't see every day .
The graphics can still hang with the big boys even today.
Are you man enough to finish the 24 hour race? I think not.