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  • genre racing / arcade / rally
  • download size 499 MB
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 65 user ratings.
  • release date May 5, 1996
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8)
  • languages English
  • developer / publisher Team17 Software / Team17 Software
  • game modes single-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • wallpaper
  • soundtrack
  • 2 avatars

What's cool about it:

  • Fun arcade racing game with cartoon-style graphics and fast-paced action.
  • Vast variety of circuits across the world; large selection of characters and upgrades.
  • Stylish soundtrack that covers various music genres including pop, jazz, metal, and rock - something for everyone.


World Rally Fever is exactly what the title says it is: a fast paced, crazy action racing game that features circuits themed to evoke different famous places around the world, rendered in stylish anime-style graphics and paired with a sleek soundtrack. There are eight characters to choose from, each with unique characteristics that affect the handling of their vehicle. Fair play is something you have to forget and put to one side, because once that race starts there are no rules but one: win. You are not defenseless in this tough competition. There are weapons and power-ups you can use to do more than simply eke out a win: they allow you to win in style, with as many explosive collisions as possible.

World Rally Fever won the hearts of many gamers for its unique gameplay and distinctive visuals. Once you start playing you may find it feels like you were born to ride the road--and find it hard to stop! Controls are responsive, the music is catchy, and the general immersion factor is huge. So if you were looking for a crazy racing game with a twist, then World Rally Fever is for you!

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE

Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Great style, lacking gameplay

Posted on 2012-08-12 19:14:14 byecamber's avatarecamber:

This game has an amazing artistic style. By using sprite-based graphics and a colorful palette, it manages to capture that anime style that modern cell-shaded games can't hope to achieve. It really has a unique look, and it's worth getting for that alone. The tracks are really varied and include tunnels, cross traffic, pushable barrels, cheering spectators and even sheep(!),read more all with very detailed and beautiful backgrounds. The sound and music also complement this style perfectly.
However, the gameplay could use a lot of improvement. All the opponents are very wooden, they start out much faster than you and move to a predetermined order, evenly spaced out on the track. They pretty much stay there throughout the race, waiting for you to pass them. There is almost no infighting or order changes throughout the race, which makes it pretty boring. Also, on many tracks the most challenging part is jumping over obstacles such as low fences and debris. These jumps must be perfectly timed or you will fall way behind. I came here to play a racing game not a platformer!
Adding weapons was a cool idea, but they are pretty useless. They all fire behind you, and with no rearview mirror the only way you hit someone is by luck, and even then you don't get to see a reaction.
So I think this game is worth getting on sale to experience the fun visual style and the unique track design. But if you're looking for great gameplay, look elsewhere.

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One of my all time favorite arcade racers. Hoping for a remake.

Posted on 2012-01-10 17:34:44 byLiqMat's avatarLiqMat:

When this first came out I absolutely fell in love with this arcade racer. Fun arcade style graphics. Fast kart style racing. Nice variety of environments and great arcade style sound. The gameplay is simple and fun. I always have wished they would remake this title with a modern graphics engine. Team 17 has been one of my favorite game devs since the Commodore Amiga days.

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Posted on 2012-02-25 20:41:35 byserinitism's avatarserinitism:

I remember playing this demo - I loved worms at the time and found it while paroozing the Team17 site. I would play it over and over, normally trying to hit the sheep, but it had the most depth and was the most fun out of any of the racers I played at that time.

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