Shanghai Street Racer
Shanghai Street Racer is no longer supported, so it is now impossible to purchase the application. Nonetheless, you can still download it from Softpedia and use it with the limitations listed on this page.
Shanghai Street Racer is a game from a couple of years back, and it wanted to offer high-speed races, multiplayer gameplay, and of course, fast cars. However, even for that time, the game was poor in nearly every aspect.
An indie that was built for fun
Shanghai Street Racer looks like something a group of friends put together over a relatively short period because the polishing to this is, non-existent. As far as racing games go, from a visual point of view, this one is barely decent, and that refers to the environment, cars, and effects.
The vehicles have but a few polygons to their charm. In this demo version you can try only two cars, one has a driver in it, the other does not. It’s the first sign that not a lot of thought went into creating this game and it’s why we won’t insist on the negative parts.
Physics? What are those?
Racing games tend to offer a bit more attention to physics when it comes to collisions and how the car handles in various situations. In Shanghai Street Racer, however, that’s something that will either amuse you or make you delete the game.
Crashing into an opponent barely hinders you, power sliding is exaggerated, and crashing into something either slightly shakes your car or makes it fly through the air in a very unrealistic way. Shanghai Street Racer is not something you want to play as a racing simulator; it’s just something that has cars in it.
It really isn’t worth your time
To end, Shanghai Street Racer is not something you want to play if you’re looking for a racing game. It’s poorly designed, the gameplay feels wrong the entire time, and it’s discontinued.