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Pimp My Ride: Street Racing review

Might want to include some actual pimping

Pros

  • Earn scrilla to pimp your ride
  • "Cool" hip-hop vibe
  • Fast
  • arcadey racing

Cons

  • Very little pimping
  • Nothing beyond mediocre
  • No Xzibit or West Coast Customs

For a game supposedly based on MTV%26rsquo;s shamefully addictive car-modding show, there%26rsquo;s very little pimping here. In fact, the options for doing up your vehicle don%26rsquo;t seem much more expansive than what you%26rsquo;d find in a Need for Speed title.

In a rather predictable turn of events, you start out with an old banger and then complete races to earn cash to buy rims, spoilers, paintjobs and the like. The game%26rsquo;s currency is %26lsquo;scrilla%26rsquo;, and we have to admit that with challenges called things like Bling Daddies and Panzer Rapper, this walks the dropped-shoulder West Coast walk. The racing is arcadey in a Burnout way but not particularly tough, with frequent nitro pickups and forgiving crashes.

This is totally average, but made more disappointing by the fact we couldn%26rsquo;t see Xzibit or the West Coast Customs %26lsquo;crew%26rsquo; anywhere in it. Pointless!

Jul 7, 2009

More Info

GenreRacing
Description<p>Despite being named after the once popular MTV car improvement series, this is just a hum-drum racing game with less customization than most car titles.</p>
PlatformDS
US censor ratingEveryone
UK censor rating3+
Release date:24 March 2009 (US), 6 June 2009 (UK)
Available platforms:DS
Genre:Racing
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