Strap yourself in and prepare to be amazed by an thrilling rally game from GameNation in the form of V-Rally 3!
Firstly this game screams class as soon as you turn on the GameBoy Advance. A stylised 3d Atari logo spins forward toward you and it feels like home.
You could be forgiven for thinking that this game was actually being shown to you somehow running off the Playstation One, it almost looks that good. Every effort has been made to bring the title to life and the physics engine will impress no end as the car behaves and handles almost like I would imagine the real thing to.
There are a number of gameplay options available to the player as well including:
V-Rally mode covers the conventional rally circuit with the exclusion of the night rallying in order to keep the racing short and sweet. The title is fully featured with the player having the option of choosing their car, team, signing contracts and then customising their vehicle to suit the surface they are about to race on. It's all there and it's almost perfect.
Once in the game proper and driving, you will thrill to the grunt of the games engine. The developers have implemented a lot of impressive features and have convincingly conveyed the impression of 3D movement. Your vehicle reacts fantastically to the driving terrain and it really looks as though you are airborne when taking a jump.
V-Rally Cross is a different kettle of fish altogether. During this event you must compete against other vehicles through 10 closed circuit tracks. Each circuit gets progressively harder as you battle it out against the AI on a variety of terrain. There are two races in each event that you have to compete in. The first of which you must come first or second and then the final in which you must win whilst taking on the circuit in the opposite direction.
Time Trial gives you the opportunity to practise your driving against the number one enemy: you! After completing a circuit, you can race again but this time you will be up against yourself, visible as a ghost car.