The Fast and the Furious review

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GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Rocking a top notch ride

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    Detailed car models

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    Scenic Tokyo


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    Driving a POS

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    "Been there

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    done that" feel

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    Boring games from boring films

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The Fast and The Furious - that first wonderfully fun, wonderfully stupid film - carved out a niche for street racing entertainment. But despite some attempts, nothing substantial materialized for fans of the first film or its sequel on the gaming side. Finally, a game based loosely on Tokyo Drift has been released. However, instead of the roaring surprise hit of the original film, this The Fast and The Furious (TFATF ) comes off as an underpowered retread of Midnight Club III: DUB Edition.

When you start the game, you spend a few zippy, wonderful seconds in a top-end car loaned to you by another character. When you finish dusting someone - by screeching along at a hundred MPH through urban Japan's lowest traffic-density districts - your painfully hip guide demands his car back. Chuckling, he lets you know that with the prize money you can get a decent ride for yourself.

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DescriptionThat not so fresh feeling from an old property being unearthed is from The Fast and The Furious. The films may have kicked off the popularity of underground tuner racers, but the game is behind the times.
US censor rating"Teen","Teen"
UK censor rating"",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)