Hooter's Road Trip
Hooter's Road Trip
by UBI Soft
ESRB Rating: Teen
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• Muscle your way to the checkered flag
• 16 cars
• Control the radio
• Take first place for a chance to hang out with Hooters girls
• Cruise from Florida to California
Amazon.com Product Description: Buckle up for some good-ol', full-throttle action racing from Florida to California and compete for your chance to hang out with the Hooters girls. Choose from a garage full of smokin' rods. There are 16 cars from which to choose, including seven bonus cars to keep pace as the race heats up. You can also blast tunes from Hooters rockin' presets.
WORST GAME EVER CREATED, July 11, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The graphics are shameful, the cutscenes are bizarre, and the car handling is an abomination. I wonder if Ubi Soft knew that they were making such a joke. Even though its cheap, don't buy this game, rent it if you're actually interested (and if you are, I pity you)...
bad, June 26, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer
This game is really bad. That is to say, the part where you actually race is bad. The controls are sadistically unstable and the graphics of the race are primitive at best. On the other hand, the cut scenes are actual video clips of Hooters girls and are worth putting up with the race for. ... I would say this game's target audience are 13 year old boys who don't get out much.
Good... for a Week, June 25, 2002
Reviewer: James M. Stafford, III from Tucson, AZ USA
At such a dirt-cheap price for a NEW game, Hooters Road Trip is really not a bad game. Most likely, players will pick this up out of curiosity, just like I did (''Why is Hooters allowing its name to be used for a game!?!?!''). However, Hooters does sponsor Pro-cup stock car racing, seen regularly on Speed Channel (in the United States), so a racing game with the Hooters name really is not so surprising after all.
''Tacky yet unrefined'' certainly describes the game (however, I cannot speak for the restaurants themselves, as I have never actually been to a Hooters restaurant). Car control is a bit sub-par, with cars tending to oversteer perpetually and thus requiring precision steering with no room for overcompensation; for those intimately familiar with games such as EA Sports' F1 series and the ever-popular Gran Turismo series, the lack of tuning possibilities can be rather frustrating. However, the graphics are quite good (at least when played on a PlayStation2), and the music is fitting and interesting without getting in the way of player concentration. Adding a breath of fresh air to the racing genre, cars unlocked during gameplay can only be used in actual Roadtrips if they are first Licensed for racing (which uses the Test Course and a target completion time).
Gameplay itself consists of six Roadtrips; unfortunately, they ALL start from Jacksonville, and they ALL stay well south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Certainly, some variety is in order; Roadtrips needs to start at other locations, and also move much further north as well. Ranting aside, many of the Stages are rather interesting and moderately difficult, especially with many blind and semi-blind turns cresting hills which sometimes are lines on both sides with thick groves of trees. Fortunately, each Stage is long enough to promote a sense of interstate or intercity driving, while still short enough so that players will not get bored or overconcentrate themselves to mental fatigue; three minutes should be allowed for each Stage, although most can be completed in well under this time.
The roads are filled with extraneous traffic. Some non-participant vehicles seem to ALWAYS create trouble, weaving around on the road and occasionally making overt attempts to block the player's progress. This is especially true of taxis; for some reason, taxis are the most vicious non-participant vehicles in the game.
Hooters Road Trip is a good game overall, but certainly not a great game. However, after sweeping through the Roadtrips two or three times, players are likely to become somewhat bored with it; repeat gameplay is greatly lacking once the novelty wears off. Also, the cutscenes of Hooters waitresses greeting the player upon arrival in various cities star to wear thin after a while.
Finally, above all else, Hooters is known primarily for its big-chested waitresses. Those buying this game specifically to see busty women in tight clothing should instead spend their time roaming the Internet for any free images.
Hands on the wheel, April 18, 2002
Reviewer: Bogey from Orlando, FL - home of single-mothers + deadbeat teenage fathers >:(
I really enjoyed this game - the milk puddles are certainly a innovative feature! The scenery even includes the Capitol building AND the Taj Mahal! There were many hills & valleys through which to navigate my shift-stick! Why thanks to THIS game, kids can start off teenage pregnancies even EARLIER! Congratulations UBISoft, you can now lay claim to corporate encouragement of bad parenting. All-in-all a very memorable game + proof that genious STILL exists! Yes, the cross-promotional possibilities are ENDLESS! I'm even thinking about checking out that new motorcycle racing game: "Trojan Crotch-Rockets"!