Tropical Heat is a Jet Ski racing competition in the tropics. Race in both Single and Multiplayer or just relax and enjoy riding on the beautiful ocean around lush tropical islands in Free Ride. Customize your character and jet ski. Build up power to boost your speed to get big air jumps to perform a variety of tricks and combo tricks. Earn high scores and achievements and win all 15 races to unlock Extreme. DRM PROTECTION ALLOWS 3 ACTIVATIONS PER PURCHASE.
The CD-Key DRM has been proven uneffective time and time again in the history of computer games, only being cumbersome to real customers and not to pirates. Not only that, the game was also falsely advertised on the bundle website. Instead of appologizing the developer says he sees no problems with the DRM and blames the website for the incorrect information. Frustrating experience. The game design itself isn't the best one either. All in all a bellow average.
I was really hoping this was going to be a modernised revamp of, say, Wave Race 64. Unfortunately, the game has some very strange physics and really seems so much effort went into making pretty islands with reflective water that the rest of the game was more or less forgotten. What gives particular emphasis to the strange physics is both the fact that the jetski turns without weight (try a bootlegger turn by pulling back with the down arrow key and pressing the turn key -- now try the same manoeuvre in real life), and that you cannot fall off of your jetski even if you are in mid-air in the middle of a stunt when you land. Oh, and you can phase through the palm trees like they're not even there.
I wanted to like this game, I really did... sadly, there just isn't enough game here to like.
(I won't bother with the DRM issues -- they're acknowledged, it's a dead horse, stop beating it. My review is based solely on the game itself.)
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