- Download count 1091
- Unique foldername the_reactor
- Skin for
- Based on
- Release date 2020-07-26
- Version from 2020-07-26
- Version 1.0
- RVW-ID 1102
- Category Standard Track
- Unconventional car?
- Top speed mph
- Total weight kg
- Acceleration m/s²
- Construction 3D Modeling (Original)
- Track difficulty
- Track length 243 m
- Reverse version available? Yes
- Time trial times available?
- Practice mode star available?
june 2022, added .html page to package
aug 2020, removed unnecessary faces .ncp
aug 2020, fixed ball falling through bridge section
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2 comments on “The Reactor”
It’s one of the most visually appealing tracks out there, no doubt about that. You can really feel like you’re in a derelict chemical plant, or indeed a reactor. But that’s pretty much where fun ended for me.
The track consists of three segments and is very short. All segments are the same, joined on a triangle plane. And that’s fine, simple layout tracks can be as nice to race on as more complicated ones – but there’ll be barely any racing here if you dare keep pickups on. The track itself is very narrow and offers little to no protection against crashing or falling off – go wide and you’ll fall into what appears to be chemicals, but is in fact a flat texture; go tight and you’ll be hitting supporting beams. There’s barely any room for corrections and passing, so to do well you really need to be lucky from the outset.
And I do mean lucky, because not only you won’t have space to overtake anybody, you’ll also struggle with pickups – if they’re on, of course. Every segment’s entry point is so narrow that if someone drops oil there, you’re dead. If someone hits you hard enough to throw you off balance, you’re dead. If you’re racing cleanly with no pickups but you get a slight nudge around any of the boxes standing around the racign line, you’re dead.
It’s eye candy, sure, and a nice material for precision driving exercise or time attack. But I wouldn’t say it’s going to provide good racing.
This is one of javildesign’s works that started as a small project but ended up being pretty big. The track is still short, but it’s got a very cool animation at the start, looks beautiful and is quite fun to race. This track makes for very eventful races, with not a lot of space, and enough pick-ups for the CPUs to wreak havoc. The CPUs are good at the track, too, which becomes quite apparent by the big shortcut, that is actually rather tricky to take, but that the AI seems to have no issue with. It might take some attempts until you beat this one!
Definitely worth having.