Lego Drome Racers - PC

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Lego Drome Racers (PC)
Also for: PS2, Xbox, GameCube
Viewed: 3D Third person, into the screen Genre:
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: ATD Soft. Co.: Lego
Publishers: Electronic Arts (GB)
Released: 6 Dec 2002 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Accessories: Control Pad


Electronic Arts and the creator of the legendary plastic bricks now have a close relationship in the games industry. There are over five Lego releases from the publishing giant in Christmas 2002 alone, and one of those is Lego Drome Racers for PC.

A multi-terrain experience of on-road, off-road and drag racing, Drome Racers pits young speedsters against an equally matched crew of enemy racers in the formidable Drome Championship. You'll be driving behind the wheel of a number of hi-tec and perfectly shaped cars based on the 2002 collection of Lego Racers. And a car customisation option allows racers to adapt and fine-tune their cars to meet the specifications of individual races.

Circuits blend seamlessly with one another and span several tough locations including urban cities, mountains and canyons, and all are suitably detailed and fit nicely into the Lego world. It's not exactly geometrically perfect, but the PC hardware does a fine job of throwing together some cracking environments.

Mario Kart-esque pick-ups are also littered around each of the course, and in many cases, will help their owners steal podium places from other racers. Play dirty, it's the only way.

There are three modes of play available that include Arcade mode and the ever-competitive Time Trial mode. Players hoping to perfect their skills in either category should take the liberty to buy a reasonable controller of sorts, preferably with analogue capability. It works a treat and offers a great deal of control compared to the keyboard's resident cursor keys.

Drome Racers is another fine addition to the ever-growing Lego range of video games.