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The Ballistics pilots run their hover bikes on magnetic fields inside a track that allows full 360º movement. The races take place in many different settings; all with their own unique design and environment - all shaped to breed the speed. [Xicat Interactive]
||October 23, 2001
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Ballistics is by far the fastest and most beautiful arcade racing game I have ever seen -- it makes everything else seem like molasses by comparison. While there is nothing really new here, the excellence of this title lies in its truly brilliant execution.
It has enough Eye Candy to satisfy the picky 3D futuristic racing fan and an addictive quality that leaves you wanting to play one more game just to see if you can top your last blisteringly-fast speed.
Overall the game was exciting and thrilling, but in the long run this game will get tired and repetitive. The speed will keep you thrilled for a long time.
Fans of sci-fi racing in general will likely find the game engaging, but in the end, the harshly unforgiving nature of the gameplay and steep learning curve will tend to work against them.
I didnt like that the bike could detach. Its supposed to be used to help you but it always caused me more trouble than it was worth.
Neither markedly bad nor strikingly good, it remains the fastest damn thing on the planet, worth a look only to those whose computers harbor the technology to power it, or to those who can stomach racing with no variation: racing that's based solely off memorization.
Computer Games Magazine
Ballistics is, without a doubt, the fastest racer ever made. The game is all about speed. Make that insane speed. Reaching velocities that pop the sound barrier, this is a racing game for adrenaline freaks.
The sound isnt much, but the graphics are can be very intense when you are flying past them at more than 260 miles per hour.
Its so damn fast and pretty that its more fun watching than actually playing it. [Mar 2002, p.68]
If unadulterated speed and kaleidoscopic imagery sounds like fun, Ballistics is your ticket to paradise. But many racing fans may well find that paradise short-lived.
Computer Gaming World
It isn't a great game, but it's a decent challenge. [June 2002, p.87]
Ballistics is never lacking for a quick, cheap thrill. Unfortunately, the gameplay is actually skin deep, it crashes often, and ultimately doesn't deliver on its eye candy promises.
The average user rating for this game is 10.0 (out of 10) based on 7 User Votes
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