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Ridge Racer 3D - Nintendo 3DS

by Namco
Nintendo 3DS
Everyone
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews) 75 / 100

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  • 3D Graphics: Dirt will fly through the screen on rough terrain; Nitrous flames will burst out of tail pipes in a brilliant show of the game's particle effects
  • New Machines: Highly powered muscle machines join the traditional lineup
  • All New Drift Mechanic: Enjoy the thrill of drift racing with ease using the new Drift Button; Attack and drift through tight corners without losing speed and position
  • Breathtaking Environments and Courses: Drift through exciting and vibrant courses; Brand new canyons and snow-capped mountain courses as well as other favorite courses from the past
  • Play with Friends: Up to 4 player high impact, competitive races using Nintendo 3DS Local Play; Choose use a registered Mii, tag, or your very own photo during a race and know exactly who you're racing against

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  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002I0JLPU
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 4.9 x 0.5 inches ; 2.4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 22, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,786 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

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The popular racing series, Ridge Racer®, is back... AND IN 3D!
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Drift into victory with high octane 3D racing battles!
The Ridge Racer® series returns to set the racing world on fire with brand new features, breathtaking stereoscopic 3D visuals, a wider variety of machines, new environments, expanded customization and updated drift mechanics. Ridge Racer® 3D will be the hottest racing game on the Nintendo 3DS.
Drift through hairpin turns at blistering speeds to edge out the rest of the pack with powerful drift-tuned cars. Using the stereoscopic 3D power of the Nintendo 3DS, players will be able to experience a level of intimacy with the on-screen races like never before. Players can now accurately judge the distance between them and the competition with 3D depth of field for some of the most intense arcade racing available.

Key Game Features

  • 3D Graphics:
    • Dirt will fly through the screen on rough terrain
    • Nitrous flames will burst out of tail pipes in a brilliant show of the game's particle effects
  • New Machines:
    • Highly powered muscle machines join the traditional lineup
  • All New Drift Mechanic:
    • Enjoy the thrill of drift racing with ease using the new Drift Button
    • Attack and drift through tight corners without losing speed and position
  • Breathtaking Environments and Courses:
    • Drift through exciting and vibrant courses
    • Brand new canyons and snow-capped mountain courses as well as other favorite courses from the past
  • Play with Friends:
    • Up to 4 player high impact, competitive races using Nintendo 3DS Local Play
    • Choose use a registered Mii, tag, or your very own photo during a race and know exactly who you’re racing against
    • Playing with friends has never been more heated and fun
  • StreetPass Compatible:
    • Swap Ghost Data with other players through StreetPass
    • Create your personal “My Ranking” profile by swapping course records with your friends
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Play with up to 4 of your friends for fun, competitive racing!
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Drive through fresh new scenery or past favorite courses!
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Add some flair to your style with the new drift mechanic!
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3D effects bring a whole new element to your racing experience!
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Product Description

Drift into victory with high octane 3D racing battles! The Ridge Racer series returns to set the racing world on fire with brand new features, breathtaking stereoscopic 3D visuals, a wider variety of machines, new environments, expanded customization and updated drift mechanics. Ridge Racer 3D will be the hottest racing game on the Nintendo 3DS. Drift through hairpin turns at blistering speeds to edge out the rest of the pack with powerful drift-tuned cars. Using the stereoscopic 3D power of the Nintendo 3DS, players will be able to experience a level of intimacy with the on-screen races like never before. Players can now accurately judge the distance between them and the competition with 3D depth of field for some of the most intense arcade racing available.

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent arcade style racer March 29, 2011
By Jaelus
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
While racing is one of my favorite genres, I had never played a Ridge Racer title before this one. I had the Asphalt DSiWare download and enjoyed it, and had been debating whether or not to go with this title or Asphalt for 3DS. I ultimately chose Ridge Racer after careful consideration, and do not regret it.

This is an arcade style racer, meaning it's designed to keep you moving along without much care for realism. You cannot crash in this game, and there is no body damage. You cannot ditch other cars on the side of the road. Hitting a wall only causes you (or your opponent) to bounce off, but it does slow you down. In that respect, it is different than Asphalt, but it is also a more serious arcade style racer, with no gimmicks. It's all about speed.

The races are designed around the drifting mechanic, and mastery of this concept is essential to not only make the turns successfully but to build nitrous. You win points during races depending on your finishing position, and these points can be saved up to unlock new cars or to buy power ups that can be used during a specific race.

There is no performance or body tweaking mechanic in this game. As you progress, you unlock the ability to buy new cars or pre-tweaked upgrade versions of cars you already have. You also unlock nitrous kits for cars you already have, which is the one performance modification you can make to your cars. Nitrous kits can change the amount of nitrous stored, speed and/or mechanism for building nitrous, and the behavior of how nitrous is used. These nitrous kits can be purchased with points, just like the new cars and upgraded cars can. While you cannot change the body type of a given car, you can change the decal patterns on the car, as well as the body colors (extensive options).
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Asphalt 3D or Ridge Racer? Can't Lose Either Way! April 3, 2011
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought Asphalt 3D first and I am happy with it. Then I bought Ridge Racer 3D and I am happy with that as well. I think they're both excellent racing games and you really can't go wrong with either one. Ridge Racer's graphics are a little more fluid and the cars handle a bit more realistically than the ones in Asphalt 3D in my opinion. The thing I like about Asphalt 3D over Ridge Racer is that you can do take downs and there is oncoming traffic unlike in RR where everyone is going the same direction. Also, Asphalt 3D has a pursuit mode where you run from the law which is always fun. BUT the thing I like about Ridge Racer over Asphalt 3D is the slipstreaming, the drifting, and the graphics are a tad less choppy looking. (Don't let that scare you. The choppiness is very minimal anyway.) The car handling in Ridge Racer to me seems a little more realistic than it does in Asphalt 3D. So, bottom line: If you want a great straight forward Racing game, get Ridge Racer 3D. If it's vengeance and aggression you want in a racing game, get Asphalt 3D. Graphically, the image in Ridge Racer seems a little less grainy-looking than in Asphalt 3D to me. As another reviewer mentioned, the opening animation in Ridge Racer is very cool...a little flirty. :) If I had to choose one of these over the other....h-m-m.....I think Ridge Racer would win. I like that there are more tracks available in the beginning.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars decent racing game for 3D showcase March 29, 2011
By Eric
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I actually wanted to give it a 3.5 stars. But I'll let it slip to 4 stars.
I'm somewhat familiar with Ridge Racer, I'm not a fan of racing game, but I did play 3 of the franchise.

Graphic:
I have to say I'm a bit disappointed, it didn't do 3DS' hardware justice. What I heard is that this is a port from iPad/iPhone. To be honest I hope namco put a bit more mind to it. Not that graphic is everything, but for a next gen handheld I think it can do better. At least some dynamic lighting can help. The reflection on the car is pix-elated and choppy.
3D effect:
That being said, the 3D effect look awesome. And this is where it redeem itself from the outdated graphic. You actually feel the depth of the road. The spark flying out, and the solid car model. When the 3D is on, it adds on to the intensity of the game play, and the outdated graphic seems less important anymore cuz I was so drawn into the game.

Sound:
Pretty standard, sound tracks are nice. I personally find the commenter's voice annoying, it sounds like robot trying to be excited, and one line repeating after another just doesn't work for me. I like when there's VO telling me nitros are ready, or which lap is it. But I find other VO annoying.

Gameplay:
Again pretty standard, Grand Prix, Time attack, free play etc. Frame rate is smooth and nice even with 3D turned on. Control is nice and don't have much problem with it. There are only 2 camera options for the car, I wish there are more.

on personal note. The opening animation is in 3D, it's exciting for me to see it cuz it gives a glimpse of what 3D movie is going to be like. The animation is short though, way too short.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By G.K.
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Exceptional use of 3D, controls great with the circle pad, great music (use headphones), and all the classic tracks. Tons of content (I'm about 10% through the grand prix after 3 hours of play). Brilliant!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Game
I bought this for my kids and they seem to like it. It works great and there have been no issues.
Published 28 days ago by Casper
5.0 out of 5 stars Ridge Racer!
I've been a fan of Ridge Racer for a long time now, and this version does not disappoint. It's got everything a fan of the series would expect from a Ridge Racer game. Read more
Published 1 month ago by XT-8147
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!
Bought this for my son and he and I love it so much. We cannot put it down. Great graphics and real challenging as well.
Published 3 months ago by Jerome K Lund
5.0 out of 5 stars Great racer!!
I got this for Christmas, needless to say... It was a great game! I haven't been able to play Asphalt 3D but from I have seen, my friend likes mine more than Asphalt but we both... Read more
Published 6 months ago by HeroLegend555
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably the best third party racing game on 3DS
This is actually a fun game and at a great price. I had looked around at other racing titles. I already have Mario Kart 7, but wanted something that played a bit differently. Read more
Published 7 months ago by R. Welles
4.0 out of 5 stars Ridge Racer 3D is good, just not great.
Ridge Racer 3D doesn't bring anything new. It's very similar to previous games in the series, with the same tracks (for the most part), the same vehicles, the same nitrous... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Hudson Gilmore
3.0 out of 5 stars A fun racing game for when you don't have much to do
This is a really fun racing game. It is very fast paced with a lot of drifting. The 3D isn't all that great, I typically played with it off as it made the visuals a bit blurry and... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Shadeslayer
5.0 out of 5 stars Bliss
I've been playing Ridge Racer games since the PS1 days. (I've been playing racing games since Enduro for the Atari 2600, actually. Rad Racer for the NES. In "3D" anyone? Read more
Published 13 months ago by Emcee Hamner
5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent Game
Love it, Thank you! Totally recomended!
The only think I found a little awkward it's the controller configuration... Read more
Published 14 months ago by David Helmut Reese
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun but repetative
Fun racing game. Keeps the essence of the classic Ridge Racer game. The maps are fairly similar and the course changes as you proceed with the game. Loads of cars to choose from.
Published 14 months ago by Ken inoue
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