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''Re-Volt'', released in 1999 by the now-defunct Acclaim Entertainment on the PC, Nintendo 64, [=PlayStation=] and Dreamcast, is a unique approach to the racing genre. It pits radio-controlled cars against each other in a series of realistic and not-so-realistic tracks while using ''VideoGame/MarioKart''–style pickups. The gameplay is unique due to the physics engine that successfully emulated RC car movement. It has a related game titled ''RC Revenge'' which is its SpiritualSuccessor.

The game itself wasn't a big hit on the market (To the point of being classified as abandonware until its digital UpdatedRerelease), but it has given way to a cult following that exists to this very day. Eleven years from when it was first released, new cars, new tracks and even an online multiplayer client have been developed, and the game has even seen a digital release on Website/GOGDotCom.
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!!Distinct tropes of this game:
* CartoonBomb: A variation - when the [[PoisonMushroom bomb powerup]] is collected, the entire car turns black, becoming the body of the bomb. The aerial becomes the fuse.
* ChainLightning: [[CaptainObvious The Lightning powerup]].
* [[CharacterTiers Car Tiers]]: Rookie, Amateur, Advanced, Semi-Pro and Pro. [[invoked]]
* ExcusePlot: See the LivingToys example below.
* FlyingSaucer: The Probe UFO "car".
* {{Foreshadowing}}: User-created levels have the bedroom's walls pasted posters of the unlockable cars.
* IdiosyncraticDifficultyLevels: From easiest to hardest: Junior RC, Console, Arcade and Simulation. Needless to say, this affects how the cars handle.
* [[JokeCharacter Joke Car]]: The Phat Slug
* LaserHallway: A miniaturised, [[DeconstructedTrope more plausible]] version of this appears in the Museum track, triggering an alarm in the background as cars pass through it
* LevelEditor: You're free to make a level out of pre-set pieces, taking place in a bedroom of sorts.
* LevelInReverse: Not only are there reverse versions of the standard tracks (With tracks designed to go through different parts of the area when played in reverse), but there are also mirrored versions, flipped left-to-right. As if that wasn't enough, there are also reverse versions of these mirrored versions.
* LivingToys: [[ExcusePlot The guy who made these RCs put a bit too much of their magic spark in them. They race for no reason.]] Have fun.
* NintendoHard: Even on the Console setting, the second lowest handling setting, getting first place in a race isn't easy.
* NitroBoost: The battery pickup, which speeds up your car for a bit.
* NotQuiteFlight: The Probe UFO (available through cheats only) can hover for a while after leaping off a ramp.
* OilSlick: One of the powerups.
* PoisonMushroom: Pickups come with the added risk of getting the bomb, which sets your car on a timer and you have to pass the bomb to other cars before you explode.
* ShoutOut: The [[BoyzNTheHood "Toys in the Hood"]] track.
* SmartBomb: The star powerup, which can either be obtained by finding it hidden somewhere in a given track, or on rare occasions, through a regular powerup.
* StealthPun: One of the cars is a car whose body resembles a black-and-white bear with black patches around the eyes. In other words, a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panda_car panda car]].
* ToyTime: The Toy World tracks.
* UpdatedRerelease: The Website/GOGDotCom version adds certified compatibility with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8.
* WaterGunsAndBalloons: A water balloon is one of the powerups - it can be shot at opponents, which shorts them out for a short amount of time.
* XtremeKoolLetterz: [[JokeCharacter The Phat Slug]].
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