Gallop Racer 2006 review

  • Extensively detailed simulation
  • Tons of horses to choose and breed
  • The music's pretty good
  • Obtuse menus, unexplained stats
  • This game is in dire need of tutorials
  • Only for the hardest of the hardcore
Gallop Racer 2006 would be more fun if its presentation weren't so overwhelmingly confusing and its races so surprisingly difficult: it's a nasty combo.  Behind-the-scenes number-crunching accounts for a large part of each race's outcome, making it essential to truly master the arcane array of statistics that the game plasters onscreen. Those elite horse-racing diehards who know the terminology and can deal with the unintuitive presentation might just find themselves seriously addicted. Unfortunately, those of us doomed to check the manual every two minutes to see if it explains the latest mystery concept would probably be better off scouting out a more beginner-friendly game... maybe even one with pedals instead of reins. Once bitten, twice shy.

More Info

Release date: May 02 2006 - PS2 (US)
May 02 2006 - PS2 (UK)
Available Platforms: PS2
Genre: Strategy
Published by: Tecmo
Developed by: Tecmo
ESRB Rating:
Everyone: Simulated Gambling


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