Batman Dirty Race
How to play?
The title pretty much says it all. This IS quite a dirty race. You are involved in a car chase after the 'target' car. The tricky part is that you must avoid collisions with other 'civilian' vehicles which just drive down the busy streets of Gotham. Once you catch up with the marked car, instead of destroying it with a bat-missiles, you just bump into it and push it off the road. Something similar to so-called 'PIT maneuver', which is a police pursuit technique where the police force the other driver to lose control of the vehicle and stop. In this game, the aim is a little bit more destructive. The car explodes, and you just leave it behind and get on with your bat-pursuit for another target.
It's fine even if you hit civilian car here and there. I mean, you won't blow up the engine instantly, but you will loose some of the energy. When the energy starts getting close to critical level, the batmobile starts to smoke, and it eventually stops. This is why it is better to avoid unnecessary collisions.
Controls are simple and you play the whole time only with a keyboard. 'Up' is for speeding, 'down' for brakes, 'left' and 'right' for lane-shifting. Pretty much easy.
It has an eye-catching graphics, with everything running smoothly. I personally prefer top-down scrollers a lot more than side-scrolling games, as I find the first more comfortable for the eyes.
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