Rush Rush Rally Reloaded: Special Edition announced

Rush Rush Rally Reloaded, the 2017 overhead driving title from Senile Team, is being re-released by Wave Game Studios to mark the fifth anniversary. The title is up for pre-order now on Wave’s site and I am currently putting together a full review. The game is scheduled for release 24 February 2022.

The original game received a major update from its original 2009 release. The name changed to Reloaded from Racing and there was also many new features added as well as bugs fixed from the original. Compared to Rush Rush Rally Racing on Dreamcast, new features in Rush Rush Rally Reloaded include:

    • New single player mode: Time Attack.
      Drive around in a selected race track endlessly to improve your best lap time. This mode is also a good way to practice for the Grand Prix!
    • New single player mode: Challenge.
      Like “Get Ahead” from the original game, but against CPU players.
    • Re-designed menus.
    • Changed camera distance so you can see a bit more of the road ahead.
    • Some improved graphics, including but not limited to: light beams are larger and rotated more smoothly, more colourful billboards, additional illustrations.
    • Faster loading.
    • Optimized video code. The original was already running at 60fps most of the time, but there were some issues particularly in split-screen modes. These are now also running at 60fps.
    • Removed video mode switches between 640×480 and 320×240 resolutions. Low-resolution parts are now upscaled to 640×480. This should fix screen blanking issues that occurred on some TVs.
    • Changed video signal settings. This should fix positioning issues that occurred on some TVs.
    • Support for more character sets in name entry (press up or down to select a different character set).
    • Last entered name is remembered for name entry so you don’t have to input your whole name every time.
    • Improved legibility of internet score codes (the difference between O and D used to be hard to see on some TVs)
    • Redesigned packaging and user manual.
    • 6 languages: English, German, Dutch, Spanish, French and Italian (defaults to English, can be changed in options menu).
    • Improved control configuration options.
    • Added engine sound option.
    • Various other bugfixes and optimisations.