Re-Volt is a distant management automotive racing recreation launched in 1999 to combined opinions, however 23 years later there’s nonetheless a neighborhood devoted to it. After a 9 yr absence, the sport has now returned to Steam and GOG. It is apparently in lower than superb situation, however the neighborhood have already got fixes for that.
The fast pleasure of Re-Volt is that it is about distant managed vehicles, which implies you are autos are small and tracks are set within the aisles of supermarkets, toy shops and different places primarily based upon the true world. It is like a 3D, not-so-micro Micro Machines.
Re-Volt was initially launched again in 1999, but it surely was re-released on GOG in late 2013. It was then pulled from sale in January 2014 when it turned out its publishers had bundled the discharge with new code written by the neighborhood, with out first getting permission from these neighborhood builders.
Excellent news, Re-Volt returned to GOG again in April and to Steam this previous week. Dangerous information, that is the apparently a launch of the final official retail model of the sport from 2001, with none updates since, community-developed or in any other case. Steam reviewers report inconsistent framerates, texture points, lacking multiplayer performance and different compatibility points with trendy machines.
Fortunately, neighborhood builders have not stopped sustaining the sport up to now 9 years. RVGL is an open supply, cross-platform re-write of ReVolt which makes use of OpenGL and fixes the compatibility points. Gamers additionally function ReVoltRace.internet, a web-based neighborhood for establishing on-line multiplayer video games.
Though the Steam and GOG re-releases aren’t up to scratch, they supply a simple approach to get a authentic copy of Re-Volt, which RVGL requires. In case you, like me, spent years Re-Volt on the cabinets of a video rental store however by no means picked it up, now’s your likelihood to see if it is any good. Re-Volt prices £4.79/€6 from Steam and from GOG.