I have a review for Cyber Speedway coming out soon. But in a nutshell, it was probably a big deal back in its day considering it came out months before the first Wipeout game but there is a reason why Wipeout spawned numerous sequels and we heard nothing after this game was released. I found the whole game to be pretty meh.
I don't recall anyone ever mentioning this detail back in the day, but Cyber Speedway (or Gran Chaser, as it was known in Japan) is actually a sequel to the PC title CyberRace, which shares many of the same elements, including ships designed by Syd Mead along with a plot that follows the career of a second generation racer named Shaw, not to mention both games are partly set on Terra. For what it's worth, I love the alternate soundtrack offered in the US version of Cyber Speedway - as the only group known to have ever signed to the Sega Music Group, it's a shame we didn't get to hear more from the Bygone Dogs outside their contributions to the soundtrack of Ghen War, since I actually liked the direction they took. Saying that, the WipEout series embraced the very different rave culture for its overall style and never looked back, though I must confess to preferring the work of Tim "CoLD SToRAGE" Wright over the licensed music heard in PlayStation editions.
Well I guess I have to redo part of the review now. haha, that information is great! Thanks, anthaemia.
But my vote goes to Highway 2000 (read: Wangan Dead Heat). It's not great at all, but is better/more fun than the other two here, of which, Ayrton Senna's Kart Duel is squarely at the bottom of the pile.
I wouldn't bother buying ANY of these if you haven't already.
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