Ghost Town 1

  • Download count 77
  • Unique foldername wild_west1
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  • Release date 1999-03-09
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  • RVW-ID 31430
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  • Unconventional car?
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  • Acceleration m/s²
  • Construction 3D Modeling (Original)
  • Track difficulty Medium
  • Track length 324 m
  • Reverse version available? Yes
  • Time trial times available? Yes
  • Practice mode star available? Yes

    Ghost Town 1 (also known as Wild West 1) is a standard track created by Acclaim Studios London. It is the seventh track in the game after Rooftops and Toy World 1 and the third track in the Silver Cup Championship. As the name implies, it sets the racers in a abandoned Western town. Wooden buildings such as general stores, guns shop, banks, hotels and saloons can be seen in the place. The road is dirty and bumpy in most places, and inside buildings the floor is wooden.

    The Ghost Town series of tracks occur in the same town. The only difference between the two is the racing line traveling to different parts of the town.

    The racers start in front of the town marshal's hall building, named 'Voltstone'. Player must make an immediate left turn when the race starts and head for a narrow alley that leads to the heart of the town. Afterwards, the racers head towards the gallows, entering from the left, and must circle around it before coming back.

    Instead of returning back into the alley however, a hard left occurs after heading back, leading into the town's bank titled 'Bargly's Bank'. Entering into the bank will lead to a very sharp right turn instantaneously after the exit of the bank. Alternatively, racers may choose to go around the bank, forgoing distance in return for entrance at a high speed in the track's next section.

    Vehicles then travel in a long but narrow straightway under the shelter of a large building. The straight eventually leads into a steep incline. A sharp right follows right immediately after the peak of the jump. From there, racers have the option to travel back onto the dirt path or continue on the balcony. On the first route, racers drive from a downwards incline which compensates for the upward slope just earlier. A 90 degree right then follows, leading to the long stretch back to the starting line. For the second route, racers must take the right turn earlier to continue on the balcony, which is also heading towards the start line. There is no downhill slope in this section however, forcing vehicles to drop-off when the balcony roof ends, completing the lap.

    The Ghost Town features bumpy and off-road terrain spreading the entire track. In contrast to previous tracks which is formed with flat terrain with almost no change in surface properties, the track is considered to be the first off-road themed track in game. Vehicles with poor stability such as Mouse may experience difficulty with this track. Many sections of the track are also narrow, such as the entrance to the shelter or the alleyway at the start of the race, emphasizing the use of caution.

    Throughout the track are multiple boxes, planks and barrels. These in particular can obstruct the racing line of many players, wasting time. One such example are the barrels and crates that are positioned underneath the gallows. The bank in particular also has a chair, which also proves to be an obstacle.

    Finally, regardless whichever route the player takes, both options are a dramatic elevation change into ground level. The landing onto the dirt road may cause some vehicles to lose control, which can be very detrimental to the race as it is positioned right near the start line.

    Text taken from the Re-Volt Wiki.

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