Sega Rally Revo

Leaving your mark on an arcade classic

Not everything gets better with age. Take, for example, that one friend who still somehow thinks it%26rsquo;s hilarious to drop Napoleon Dynamite quotes in everyday conversation.That fondness for mindless repetition means he's probably going to suck at Sega Rally Revo, a racing game where a path through a particular turn that works great at the beginning of a race could easily spell your undoing by the final lap.

This is all thanks to the game%26rsquo;s most interesting feature: Fully deformable tracks. As your car races through the mud, your tires leave grooves in the ground. These aren%26rsquo;t superficial touches like the skid marks we%26rsquo;ve seen in countless racing games %26ndash; the polygons are actually being shifted in real time. If a line becomes too popular (and with six drivers per race, that%26rsquo;s very possible) that patch of mud will become so worn out that it%26rsquo;ll start to look more like a small lake than a reasonable route to follow. Even subtle changes to the tracks will affect a car%26rsquo;s handling.

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