Street Rod 2

It always amazes me to think what people will play when they’re both very poor and very bored. I was concurrently both of those things growing up, so I played pretty much anything I could get my hands on. Which kind of explains why I ended up playing Street Rod 2.

Street Rod 2 is a game about tricking out and racing muscle cars, two things that I have zero interest in. So you start out with some funds and a newspaper, and you have to use the funds to buy your starter car. Once you get it you tune up the engine, change out parts, and generally get your hands dirty tricking it out. Then, when you have the car done up to your liking, you cruise out to the local burger joint and wait on other folks to arrive. You can then challenge them to races for fun, for money, or for pink slips (pink slip = title to the car).

I futzed around with this game for a long time, but I had no idea what I was doing. I don’t know why one transmission is better than another, I don’t know what the difference between the carburetors is, or why someone would need one muffler over another, so the enjoyment I got out of this game was limited. If you’re a real gear-head, this game might be for you, I suppose.

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