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HSV Adventure Racing! is almost a re make of Paradigm's other racing adventure Beetle Adventure Racing. Being released under the Electronic Arts banner, HSV Adventure Racing! is a racing title to commemorate the Holden's sports series as well as taking a look at the less realistic side of racing games.
Modes in HSV Adventure Racing! are split into One Player (split into Single Race or Championship Circuit options), Two Player (a head to head mode with two players) and finally the HSV Battle mode. This mode highlights adventure racing and includes battle like environments where the aim is to find six HSV symbols. However you must also protect your health by collecting spanners that help you repair your vehicle. Other items include projectiles, spy masks that steal opponents weapons, skulls that drain your health, shields that provide invincibility's for a short amount of time, bombs that can be dropped and mystery boxes.
Championship mode from the outset only allows competition on two tracks, but win races, collect bonus items and you will rewarded with a new selection of courses and vehicles. Nitros' boost boxes also lay throughout each course and at every opportunity, an alternative route is offered. Course styles range from cities, ancient desert structures, alpine snow fields, forests, villages and more. Each of the Holden Sports vehicles offered in HSV Adventure Racing! is also rated in three categories: top speed, acceleration and handling.
Options in HSV Adventure Racing! include sound effects, speech and music volumes, stereo or mono adjustment, display options that allow players to unclutter game displays and map options that include the ability to zoom in on your section of the track, use normal selection or turn off the feature completely. ~ Brad Penniment, All Game Guide