Let's deal with the quirky bits of the game first, starting with the soccer mode. This is just plain bizarre. You play on half a footy pitch and the simple idea is to charge around in your car trying to get possession of the ball before racing towards the goal and sticking it in the onion bag.
And it shouldn't take very long to exhaust Rumble Mode, even when there are up to four of you playing. You drive around a small circular course in which you go faster at the outside edge than you do at the centre. The idea is simple enough – drive around smacking the other players into the walls on the outside of the course. After a couple of hits, the walls disappear.
The racing then. At the lights, press accelerate and try to come in the top four to qualify for the next track. This is Championship mode, by the way. There's also a Head to Head mode in which just you and another driver are racing each other, er, head to head. Whichever you choose, you're going to have to avoid the roadside obstacles and try to collect the power-ups and avoid the power-downs as you whizz round the tracks.
Animation is on the jerky side in the actual game and it's curious to see your car going sideways round a relatively gentle corner. The backgrounds are very good though. Well done chaps, you've made a crap racing game with some nice backgrounds. Money well spent on the development then. Did I get to mention the dreadful music and crap sound effects yet? Oh good, that's worked out nicely because they're a fine sour note to end the review on.