Dear, never heard of Rally Championship 2000? When you google it, you are not getting relevant english posts? You know why? Because this is just an unofficial name – the real name is Mobil 1 Rally championship or the most official one is Mobil 1 British Rally championship. So from the name you see this game is all about the Rally. The moto-sport which is not popular in US, but very popular in Europe and with increasing popularity in Asia. Why is this so, I let to the guys whose job is to think about such problems
But there are fans of Rally in US and this article is to show such a fans the history of the Rally gaming. And we will start with Rally championship 2000 developed by Magnetic fields and released in 1999 for PC and Playstation. For PC it received positive and good reviews, for PS it was worse. There is a simulation and arcade mode in here and I advice you to take the simulation one to see what it is to drive the rally car. There are 22 cars and 36 tracks available. Tracks are from the British rally – that means not just from WRC. The main car propagated here is the Seat ibiza, which is not from A8 class, but from the A7 class. 36 tracks means 6 individual rallies in Britain and 6 stages for each one.
In any case you need to unlock A8 cars, which includes the best of best class like Subaru Impreza WRC, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo V or Peugeot 206 WRC. One note: Vauxhall is the mark of Opel for Britain only, in rest of Europe it is called Opel and it is the daughter of General motors. Cars models are realistic and were very highly rated in that times. Also you will be surprised how the tracks looks realistic as they were scanned from photographs. Sun glare, rain and lights in the night are fantastic. And the tracks are real, means they are modeled of the actually existing ones. It might get boring for the non rally fans. But rally fans will be delighted.
This game can be good played on the keyboard as in that times the steering wheel was not such usual as now it is. Also don’t expect much from the multiplayer as you might know that actual rally is not racing against other guys, but actually to beat the best time. So you rarely see the other cars in rally. You can see them when accident occurs or somebody is slow due to accident. Multiplayer includes the split-screen and here you race with oponent, but can’t wreck him, just you see the “ghost car”. Or you race one by one. And in the LAN or internet race you will not even see the ghost cars of your opponents. This is just to save the time.
Conclusion is that there were also pretty good games in that times and something more that Richard Burns Rally, Colin McRae Rally or Sega Rally. In these times this game brought pure simulation to the audience and to you. So if you are able to get this run on your computer make it so. It is just fun!