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Ford Bold Moves Street Racing review

AT A GLANCE
  • Riding your teammate's slipstream
  • Switching between your team's cars
  • 18 licensed Ford vehicles
  • Repetitive and boring tracks
  • Broken damage detection system
  • Playing an interactive Ford commercial

The Team Racing mode is the meat and potatoes of Bold Moves. You have the option to race with a team of two or three cars for cash which can be used to repair your vehicles and purchase new ones for your garage. Unfortunately, you’ll have to use the WASD keys to switch cars and issue commands to your teammates which is about as difficult as sending a text message while driving home from work in the fast lane.

It’s pretty sad when switching between your team’s cars is the best part of a racing game - time slows down to a Matrix -like crawl while the camera quickly pans over to your teammate with a satisfying “whoosh.”



You can also assign orders to your teammates to have them Block your opponents from overtaking them. However, the command rarely works and you’ll soon tire of seeing your team randomly swerve to the left and right in a vain attempt to block an opponent.

Fortunately, at least the Drafting command occasionally works. Drafting, allows you to ride the slipstream of your teammate’s car ahead of you providing you with the aero dynamical equivalent of a nitrous boost. Never mind the iffy physics that allows you to ride your teammate’s slipstream from a block away with other cars between you. Using the Drafting command to slingshot car forward feels great. Unfortunately, even this aspect of Bold Moves feels broken as your teammate will often smash into you while riding your slipstream causing both of you to crash.

More Info

Release date: Sep 26 2006 - Xbox, PC, PS2 (US)
Sep 26 2006 - Xbox, PC, PS2 (UK)
Available Platforms: Xbox, PC, PS2
Genre: Racing
Published by: Eidos
Developed by: Empire Interactive
ESRB Rating:
Everyone

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