developer: Electronic Arts Inc.
publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-4
Need for Speed: Underground is the next installment in the bestselling racing series regularly released since 1995. The game introduces a set of innovative elements to the series, inspired mainly by films such as The Fast and the Furious.
Need for Speed: Underground offers two main kinds of extreme illegal competitions: regular races and drag races (the so-called 1/4 mile races), both taking place in urban areas. The game features twenty licensed cars, belonging to such renowned brands as Toyota, Honda, Subaru or Mitsubishi. Each car can be modified to a large extent – both in terms of the visuals (bumpers, spoilers, etc.) and the performance (nitrous injection kit or modified transmission). The game features car parts delivered by real-existing brands, such as AEM, Audiobahn, Bilstein, Dazz Motorsport, DC Sports, Eibach, Enkei, GReddy Performance Products, HKS, Holley, Injen, Jackson Racing, MOMO, Neuspeed, Nitrous Express, O.Z, PIAA, Skunk2 Racing, Sparco, StreetGlow or Turbonetics.
Building a speed demon requires an adequate amount of money. The in-game cash can be obtained by winning racing events (about a hundred variants of them in total). The game features multiplayer modes as well (including online).
The latest technologies made it possible for the game to render astonishing visuals. Need for Speed: Underground offers advanced, three-dimensional graphics. Special effects were made by a serious professionals, by no means inferior to Hollywood-based designers. The soundtrack comprises over a dozen energetic songs which complement the atmosphere of the game.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Processor Pentium III 1 GHz, 256 MB RAM, graphic card 32MB, 2 GB HDD
Game Boy Advance
Uses: link-cable + additionally (GBA): link-cable