Introducing, Angi. She's a very good friend of mine, and "Ezy 8s" constitutes her race track making debut! I tell ya, you can't swing a dead rat around here without hitting a track maker these days...and I love it!!
As I just mentioned, Angi is a friend of mine, so I know people don't expect me to come in here and trash her work and suggest she be banned from using Traxx for the rest of eternity. What Angi knows about me, however, is that I'll tell her what I think; whether she agrees with it or not is totally up to her. Hehe-now that I've laid out a little bit of drama, let's get to the track!
It's a VERY tightly wound figure 8 - the first that I've seen of its kind. It's blacktop, modestly decorated by trees, billboards, a windmill and what appears to be an eagle...or maybe it's a vulture; not sure. Hehehe She's also thrown in the car toting dinosaur from Crazy 98, which she kinda has a thing for, so don't be surprised if you see more of those in her future works!
There are no real highlights to speak of about this track; it's pretty straightforward. But there's one thing about it that makes it stand out from so many others, which is it provides for intense, non-stop, fast paced, FUN for the duration of the race!!! You're never mentally idle on this one (you can't afford to be!), and it's great! I love this little track, and it makes for an excellent 2-3 racer romp. There's no such thing as "squeaky clean" racing on this thing, either. Bangin and bumpin is the order of the day, so if you have a helmet...nuff said!!!
Everything works, there are no bad bins save for the windmill (maybe), but it's not a factor since it in no way, shape or form interferes with the racers. All the cp's (check points) work as they should, and the track looks nice. She didn't overdue it or clutter it up with all sorts of props. I will say a pic of me would've been a nice touch, but hey...
Oh, worth noting is I did try to hit that crazy bird, but with no success.
Angi, I genuinely applaud your in efforts on this one, Hon. This is a fun, fun track. Yes, it's void of complexity and eye-popping visual aesthetics, and there are no slick angles, banks, or little mini jumps to make people go, "oooooh, ahhhhh". It's a simple track that delivers...and then some! Besides, it serves as a nice change of pace after a few hard-fought, tough, long, rallies.
With that said (drum roll please), this one gets a "Copey Rating" of 9 out of 10 possible points!!
Again, very nicely done, Angi - I can't wait to see what you have in store next!
[This message has been edited by SLO_COPE (edited 29-01-2002).]