Destruction Derby 2

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Destruction Derby 2
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Developer(s) Reflections Interactive
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment (NTSC)
Psygnosis (PAL)
status Status Missing
Release date Microsoft Windows
October 31, 1996 (NA)
October 31, 1996 (NA)
January 1997 (EU)
February 21, 1997 (JP)
Genre Racing
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) ELSPA: 3+
ESRB: K-A (Kids to Adults)
USK: 6
Platform(s) PlayStation, PC
Arcade system Arcade System Missing
Media Media Missing
Input Gamepad, Keyboard
Requirements Requirements Missing
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Destruction Derby 2 is a game released in 1996 for the PlayStation and PC, developed by Reflections Interactive. A version for the Sega Saturn was also planned and developed, but never released.

Game overview[edit | edit source]

Destruction Derby 2 is the sequel to the Sega Saturn, PlayStation and PC title, Destruction Derby. Here the player must race on up to seven different circuits, in a range of modes, similar to its predecessor. The modes are Wrecking Racing (where the player must destroy or spin the other competitors), Stock Car (a typical race where it's 1st to the flag) and Destruction Derby, which is based around the crash arenas (more below). Commentator Paul Page performed as the announcer, shouting small phrases during moments of impact, such as; "Yeah!!" and "Go easy on the paintwork!" etc. Destruction Derby 2 was added to the PlayStation Platinum range in 1997. Originally the game was released in a double-CD cover (even though the game was only on one CD), but the platinum range version was released in an ordinary PlayStation cover.

Tracks[edit | edit source]

  • Pine Hills Raceway - A generic race track.
  • Chalk Canyon - Chalk Canyon is set in a Canyon environment. The course features elements such as a jump, a steep hill with a kink at the top and two tunnels.
  • Caprio County Raceway - Caprio County Raceway is known for being the only race course in the game without a pit lane. Apart from that, it is a generic derby raceway.
  • SCA Motorplex - Motto: The Home of Stock Car Racing - This course is set in a dockland environment, and features elements such as an underpass and a first tight corner, known for many pile-ups.
  • Black Sail Valley - Black Sail valley is set in a dockland environment, much like SCA Motorplex. The course is known for its many crossroad-type elements.
  • Liberty City - Motto: The Worlds Premier Street Raceway - Liberty City is set in a City, and is a rather short course compared to tracks such and Chalk Canyon. The course has elements such as a cobble road.
  • The SCA Ultimate Destruction Speedway - The SCA Ultimate Destruction Speedway is set in a Canyon-like area again. This track is the last race course in the game. It features elements such as a split track, narrow roads, tunnels, and a large jump at the end; which is optional.

Music tracks[edit | edit source]

The soundtrack for the game was mostly performed by the unsigned thrash metal bands Jug (of Sunderland, UK) and Tuscan. Four of Jug's songs are available with vocals on their Myspace profile.

Reviews[edit | edit source]

  • Official PlayStation Magazine UK: 9 out of 10 (90%)
  • IGN: 7.2 out of 10 (72%) (PlayStation version reviewed)
  • GameSpot: 7.0 out of 10 (70%) (PlayStation version reviewed)
  • GameSpot: 7.6 out of 10 (76%) (PC version reviewed)
  • Edge (magazine): 8 out of 10 (80%) (PlayStation version reviewed)

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