The Burnout "influence" (to use the most diplomatic turn of phrase possible) comes from the fact that near misses with other traffic increases the amount of turbo boost you have to use. There are a number of different game modes, depending on how much time you have to play, with one of the more interesting being the cop chase where you have to get various felons to pull over by keeping their cars in your sights for a set number of seconds.
The touch screen is used merely to display an admittedly useful map of the course and the stylus doesnt come into play at all expect on the menu screens. The game does have a number of wireless multiplayer modes, though, making this a surprisingly comprehensive and enjoyable driving package. --David Jenkins
I rate this 7.5/10 (But I wouldnt pay full price for this game)
*Loads for Real Brand Cars
*Choice of Locations
*Smooth Frame Rate
*Graphics feel slightly rushed
*Touch screen limited to menu navigation.
The engine sounds are a bit mundane, they do the trick however. It seems like there are only four or five engine sounds in total and they alternate in each car.
The AI can be extremely frustrating at times, especially on the last few championships. It however can make quite silly mistakes - like when driving at 200mph straight into the back of a truck (seems there's no detection algorithm thingy).
The music is alright, the option of being able to change music tracks in the pause menu is quite nice.
My only gripes really are the lack of damage to your car (i have been playing flat out on the pc and am a bit spoiled). Also the edges of the track are very much defined, you scrape as if the verge is a wall. If you purchase a new body for your car you can't switch back to the original shell - you have to change to another gaudily-decorated one. With the large SUVs and the smaller cars the sports suspension options alter the handling but don't reduce the body roll, which can be a bit annoying when rocketing about in a Hummer H1 :)
Overall, great game for the casual racer. People who enjoy more in-depth racing may wish to try before buying.
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