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GF Rating
4.9

180 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Beware the Japanese Horses

posted by HandSolo (TAYLORSVILLE, KY) May 27, 2006

Member since May 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

The Gallop Racer series has really gone downhill, They have killed the seasonal Stable mode which made the game fun to play has been replaced by some one horse amusement park which doesn't track stats, the game has gone from good to near useless. Worth the rent if you are a huge horse racing fan, casual fans should stick with earlier versions, I enjoyed 2003 version the best but the prior three have all been decent. Have fun and Go Baby Go!

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Why did they even bother?

posted by gamewiz77 (RUSSELLVILLE, AR) May 22, 2007

Member since May 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

As a huge fan of Gallop Racer 2004, I had high hopes for 2006. And I couldn't have been more disapointed. While the addition of betting on the races was brought back from earlier titles, too much was taken out from the previous title. The gameplay was boring and you were limited to one horse at a time.

For some reason they completely got rid of career which was what made 2004 so enjoyable to play. I doubt they will come out with any other Gallop Racers, but if they do I surely hope they don't base it off this version.

The race caller feature was just a complete waste of someone's voice as anyone who has ever actually watched a horse race knows that isn't how a race is called.

If I could have given this game a 0, I would have in a heartbeat.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

This game could use a glue factory

posted by dasilodavi (WATERTOWN, MA) Jun 27, 2006

Member since Jan 2006

5 out of 6 gamers (83%) found this review helpful

here's the ten cent review: If you haven't played a Gallop Racer game before, do not play this one; you will have no idea what's going on, the game will not teach you, and you will eat your own face in frustration. If you have played a few before and want the newest iteration, you don't really need a review, as you have already made up your mind.

Having played GR 2004 I already had an idea of how to race my horse, and I got a hang of the minor variations (I can use the whip THREE ways now? Yippee!). I did have some difficulty figuring out the scheduling, as there is no telling whether too many races wears out your horse, or how you can attempt horse titles by choosing the right path to glory.

Essentially this game suffers from a combination of too much information and absolutely no tutorial. Unless the manual is the most comprehensive work since Wikipedia this game will frustrate all but the most dedicated aficionado.

If you still want a horse racing game, try Gallop Racer 2004. The extensive tutorial, amusing characters and shallower learning curve will do a lot more for the casual fan.

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