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Rookie Starpos

All the rookie cars at the start position of Toys in the Hood 1.

"Cars" refers to any drivable vehicle that is included in Re-Volt. As the game's theme implies, these vehicles are mostly toys controlled by a radio-frequency link (R/C, Radio-controlled) and are much smaller than a common vehicle used for transporting humans.

Most of the full Re-Volt versions comes with 35 pre-installed "stock" cars. These cars are divided into separated ratings, which are: Rookie, Amateur, Advanced, Semi-Pro and Pro. Rookie rating cars are the ones available for use when one first begins a new game and are the only class used in the demos. All higher-ranked cars must be unlocked by winning the different playmodes available in the game, such as Championship, Practice and Single Race, before a player can make use of them.

The cars also have different engine classes, which are: Electric, Glow and Special. They do not affect the cars' driving abilities, but make them produce different engine sounds during the race. Also, Electric-powered cars tend to be mostly from the Rookie and Amateur ratings, with Evil Weasel, Bertha Ballistics, Pole Poz and Rotor being the exceptions, while Glow class cars are typically the higher-ranked cars. There are only two Special class cars, which is the Probe UFO and Trolley, however the UFO is the only car that can produce the special engine sound.

Each car's racing abilities are measured in the Car selection screen by horizontal bars defining the car's abilities in three fields: Speed, Acceleration, and Weight. All the informations and cars' abilities can be specified in the Parameters.txt, where the main physics of each car are stored.

Cars also have different drivetrains, referred in the Car selection screen as "Trans". There are three different types: Four-wheel Drive (4WD), Rear-wheel Drive (RWD) and Front-wheel Drive (FWD).

Sorts of Cars

Stock cars

The nickname "stock" goes mostly to all the cars that are present in the Microsoft Windows version of the game, but also fits for any original car created by the game developers. These cars are available in most of the Re-Volt multi-platform releases, except in Re-Volt 2 and Re-Volt 2: Multiplayer where Adeon and AMW are not present.

Rookie cars

Rookie rating cars are the slowest in the game. In other hand, they are the easiest to control. It is the only rating available in the demos and the only to appear in the game credits. There are eight Rookie cars, which are as follows:

Name
Box art
Unlock
Drive
Class
Notes
Rcbandit
No need
4WD
Electric
One of two stock cars available to race in the demos.
Dustmite
No need
4WD
Electric
The smallest buggy in the game. Ideal for tracks with tight spaces.
Phatslug
No need
RWD
Electric
Very heavy for its rating. It's also the only car with RWD transmission in the very start of the game.
Colmoss
No need
4WD
Electric
Has wide turning like Pole Poz.
Harvester
No need
4WD
Electric
Has tight handling, but is one of the slowest cars in the game.
Drgrudge
No need
4WD
Electric
Has optimal parameters, hence the car folder named "beatall".
Volken
No need
FWD
Electric
The only car with FWD transmission in the very start of the game. Excellent choice for those who are just starting out.
Sprinter
No need
4WD
Electric
This car has very fast acceleration. However, it suffers from lack of grip on the track. It is also the only other stock car available to race in the demo.

Amateur cars

The five Amateur rating cars are as follows:

Name
Box art
Unlock
Drive
Class
Notes
Rcsan
4WD
Electric
Has high acceleration for its rating. Unstable handling.
Candy
RWD
Electric
Good handling and stability, but slow acceleration.
Genghis
Obtain all stars of easy tracks in Practice mode.
4WD
Electric
Slowest in the Amateur rating. Roll over frequently when using Battery.
Aquasonic
Obtain all stars of easy tracks in Practice mode.
RWD
Glow
The first Glow car to be unlocked. Has the best speed of Amateur rating.
Mouse
Win the race in all easy tracks.
4WD
Electric
Has high acceleration and weight. Roll over frequently when using Battery.

Advanced cars

The five Advanced rating cars are as follows:

Name
Box art
Unlock
Drive
Class
Notes
Evilweasel
4WD
Electric
Has wide turning like Col. Moss and Pole Poz.
Panga
RWD
Glow
Has unstable handling, but decent speed.
R6turbo
Obtain all stars of medium tracks in Practice mode.
FWD
Glow
Is the lightest car in the game, weighting at 800 grams.
Ny54
Obtain all stars of medium tracks in Practice mode.
RWD
Glow
A good all around car for its rating.
Bertha
Win the race in all medium tracks.
4WD
Electric
If not counting the Console cars, it is the heaviest car in the game, weighting at 3 kilograms.

Semi-Pro cars

The five Semi-Pro rating cars are as follows:

Name
Box art
Unlock
Drive
Class
Notes
Pestcontrol
RWD
Glow
This car has very poor acceleration and handling, but good speed and weight.
Adeon
4WD
Glow
This car has very good acceleration for its rating.
Polepoz
Obtain all stars of hard tracks in Practice mode.
4WD
Electric
This car has wide turning, like Col. Moss.
Zipper
Obtain all stars of hard tracks in Practice mode.
4WD
Glow
This car has very slippery handling.
Rotor
Win the race in all hard tracks.
4WD
Electric
Has the incredible ability to flip upside-down and keep driving. It's also one of the cars that cannot be selected by the CPU.

Pro cars

The five Pro rating cars are as follows:

Name
Box art
Unlock
Drive
Class
Notes
Cougar
FWD
Glow
If not counting the Console cars, it has the highest top speed. Reaches 43 mph in long straights.
Humma
4WD
Glow
If not counting the Console cars, it has the best acceleration. However, its stability is slippery.
Toyeca
Obtain all stars of extreme tracks in Practice mode.
RWD
Glow
Toyeca is considered by many to be the unofficial standard for online multiplayer racing
Amw
Obtain all stars of extreme tracks in Practice mode.
4WD
Glow
Is very fast and very lightweight, however has bad acceleration and handling.
Bear
Win the race in all extreme tracks.
4WD
Glow
Fast with reasonable handling. It's treated by developers as a special car, just like Rotor. Statistics are hidden and CPU cannot select it.

Console Version Cars

There are 14 cars that are selectable and that are exclusive to the console ports of Re-Volt. There are two unique cars that were featured in the Dreamcast port, but not featured in the PlayStation port. However, the other 12 were featured in both versions of the game. None of these cars were featured in the Nintendo 64 port, due to space limitations the developers had to work with in the cartridge media. The console cars were later ported to the Mobile versions of Re-Volt, and also have become an optional integration of RVGL.

Rookie Cars

BigVolt is the only console Rookie rating car. The Dreamcast and Mobile ports of Re-Volt are the only versions that contains this vehicle.

Name
Box art
Unlock
Drive
Class
Notes
Bigvolt
No need
4WD
Electric
Very heavy for its rating.

Amateur Cars

The exclusive Amateur rating cars of the console and mobile ports are as follows:

Name
Box art
Unlock
Drive
Class
Notes
Rc
Beat the challenge times of the easy tracks.
FWD
Electric
Very slow for its rating, though it's based off Volken Turbo with just a slight increase on its stats.
La54
Beat the challenge times of the easy tracks.
4WD
Electric
Increased speed and grip from Sprinter XL, but slower acceleration.
Mtxl
Beat the challenge times of the easy tracks.
RWD
Glow
Based on Aquasonic; it's more stable with slightly higher speed but slower acceleration and more understeer.

Advanced Cars

The exclusive Advanced rating cars of the console and mobile ports are as follows:

Name
Box art
Unlock
Drive
Class
Notes
Bossvolt
4WD
Electric
The heaviest car in the game. Weighing at 3.5 kilograms. It's not present in the Playstation port.
Shocker
RWD
Glow
Based on Panga TC; it has reduced speed and acceleration.
Splat
RWD
Glow
Based on Loaded Chique; it's very slow for its rating.
Groovster
RWD
Glow
Based on Pest Control; its acceleration and top speed are reduced to fit the lower rating.

Semi-Pro Cars

The exclusive Semi-Pro rating cars of the console and mobile ports are as follows:

Name
Box art
Unlock
Drive
Class
Notes
Jg7
Beat the challenge times of the hard tracks.
4WD
Glow
Based on Adeon; it's body is slightly modified; has increased speed but slower acceleration.
Rg1
Beat the challenge times of the hard tracks.
4WD
Glow
Based on Zipper; it has reduced speed and acceleration, but has more grip.
Rvloco
Beat the challenge times of the hard tracks.
FWD
Glow
Based on Cougar; it has the highest top speed in the game: 46 mph. However, it has really bad acceleration, steering and handling.

Pro Cars

The exclusive Pro rating cars of the console and mobile ports are as follows:

Name
Box art
Unlock
Drive
Class
Notes
Snw35
4WD
Glow
Based on Humma; Its acceleration is increased, so it has the best acceleration.
Purpxl
4WD
Glow
Based on Toyeca; Its top speed has been increased.
Fulonx
RWD
Glow
Based on AMW; Its acceleration and top speed are reduced, making it very slow for its rating. It's green in the Playstation port.

Special Cars

Special

Box art shown for every special car.

Seven cars of the total quantity are considered "specials". These cars have individual kinds of use in the game and were purposely hidden. In order to select them to race, is necessary the use of cheat codes or to modificate the Parameters.txt of the desired car.

In the PC version, all special cars display the label [CHT] next to their names, which is shown for all the cars that are not "Stocks", even though they are originals and are pre-installed in the game. Their statistics are hidden as well, just like Panga. They also do not have a preview picture in their boxes (as seen in the picture aside).

The cars considered "specials" are as follows:

Name
Fan Art
Rating
Main Unlock
Drive
Class
Notes
Trolley
Pro
RWD
Special
Has difficulty cornering and often flips on its side when turning. It's used as an interactive model in Supermarket 1 and 2.
Clockwork Wun
Pro
CARNIVAL cheat code
4WD
Electric
Slow speed and acceleration. Difficult to keep upright. It's used in Frontend's options menu.
Clockwork 2
Pro
CARNIVAL cheat code
4WD
Electric
Has the same aspects of the clockwork above. It's used in Frontend's options menu as well.
Clockwork 3
Pro
CARNIVAL cheat code
4WD
Electric
The same of the two above, but it's a bit faster. It's also used in Frontend's options menu.
Clockwork 4
Pro
CARNIVAL cheat code
4WD
Electric
Same model of Clockwork Tree, but much faster. It's used in Clockwork Carnage.
Probe UFO
Pro
URCO cheat code
4WD
Special
Faster car in the game. Has the unique hability to glide in the air. Would be used in the game's introduction.
Mystery
Amateur
CARNIVAL cheat code
RWD
Electric
Edges of the sheet move when the car is in motion. It's used in multiplayer playmodes as a placeholder for a not-acquired car.

All box art shown were created by RV_Passion. None of these cars have proper preview images in their boxes.

Ratings of Trolley and the Clockworks 1, 2 and 3 are considered incorrect since their speed and handling are not ideal to compete against the Pro cars.

Although the class of the fourth Clockwork was defined as "Electric", it produces an unique engine sound during the race (most like the sound of a real clockwork).

Demo Cars

There are three cars that can be typically found in the demos of the PC version of Re-Volt. Two are the stock cars: RC Bandit and Sprinter XL. But, there is an extra car that is added depending on the distributed version of the demo. The box art is the same shown for the special cars above.

The "Demo Cars" that are known to exist are as follows:

Name
Fan Art
Rating
Unlock
Drive
Class
Notes
Acclaim
Rookie
No need
4WD
Electric
Decent acceleration and a good top speed, but poor handling.
CGW
Rookie
No need
4WD
Electric
Good handling and acceleration, but can easily loose control, much like Humma.
Gamecenter passion boxart
Rookie
No need
4WD
Electric
Driving aspects are identical to Gamespot.
Gamespot
Rookie
No need
RWD
Electric
Slightly reduced top speed from Aquasonic. Parameters were based on Riva TNT2.
IGN PC
Rookie
No need
4WD
Electric
Controls are similar to CGW.
PC Gamer
Rookie
No need
4WD
Electric
Same of IGN PC.
PC Accelerator
Pro
No need
4WD
Electric
Has very similar controls to Gamespot. Despite it was set under the Pro rating, its speed fits better for the rookies.
Riva TNT2
Amateur
RWD
Glow
Has the worst handling from the game, as steering left or right results in an instant 180° turn.

All box art shown were created by RV_Passion. None of these cars have proper preview images in their boxes.

Acclaim, CGW, IGN PC and PC Gamer use the same body model of Humma, while Game Center, Gamespot, PC XL8 R and Riva TNT2 use the Aquasonic one. Each car have a different sponsorship for the company that distributed the demo, and its specifications are decreased to suit the lower ratings of the game.

A demo car can be transferred from the demo to a retail version through a variable amount of modifications. Additionally, user submissions have also made these cars available for use on the final version of the game.

All cars' stats were added according to their original parameters.txt / entry in carinfo.txt from their respective demo versions, except PC XL8 R (stats taken from v0.01cgw demo) and Riva TNT2 (taken from DEV Version).

DEV Cars

The DEV Cars are mainly found on the Developer Version (DEV) of Re-Volt as leftovers from either demo releases or incomplete conversions created by Acclaim Entertainment to possibly promote their other game releases. Most of them are incomplete, as some cars don't have a Parameters.txt file. Other cars lack wheel files and some cars have only the body file.

Unique cars found in the DEV Version are as follows:

Name
Fan Art
Rating
Drive
Class
Notes
Bike
Undefined
Undefined
Undefined
Model of "G-Spark" from the video game Extreme-G 2. Doesn't have parameters, UV Map or texture.
Bird
Undefined
Undefined
Undefined
Model of "Nubia" from the video game Forsaken. Doesn't have parameters.
Loaded Chique
Advanced
FWD
Glow
Would be in the place of NY 54. Controls differs a lot from its sucessor. Doesn't have a box art.
Poo Poo
Undefined
Undefined
Undefined
Folder with similar files of Adeon. Decals differs from final version. Doesn't have parameters.

All box art shown were created by RV_Passion. None of these cars have proper preview images in their boxes.

Cars from demo releases also found on Dev Version (PC Gamer, CGW, PC XL8 R and Riva TNT2) were excluded from this list since they were already mentioned previously. Some other stock cars have small differences in details in this version. To know more, visit the article DEV Cars.


Custom Cars

"Custom" is a name given for anything that were not originally shipped with Re-Volt. This expression is sometimes assimilated with "add-on" or "fan-made". Custom cars have the label [CHT] displayed next to their names (which probably means "cheat") and use the same box art that is displayed for the demo and special cars.

Common categories of custom cars are as follows:

Repaints

Repaints are cars that either came with the game or were made by a user in the past, and have been received a new skin texture and/or design. Repaints can be based off of Originals, Remodels and Conversions, as well as stocks/pre-installed cars.

Conversions

Conversions are cars that have been taken from other games or programs and incorporated into Re-Volt. Similar skills for creating Originals are required.

Remodels

Remodels are Originals or Conversions that passed through several modifications in a 3D modeling program.

Originals

Originals are cars that have been made from the ground up. The models, Parameters and skin textures are designed from scratch. It is possible to make this type in a 3D modeling program like Blender, 3ds Max, and other less known programs like Gmax, Milkshape 3D and Zmodeler.


Aquatic and Air Vehicles

Races through water and air became possible after the release of WolfR4, and their popularity has been growing up from 2012 ahead. These vehicles need a special set of parameters to work properly, as well as exclusive tracks that supports their technical features.
Nowadays WolfR4 has been surpassed by Re-Volt 1.2, and later by RVGL. PumaR4 (a program by Citywalker) enables CPU-controlled cars to drive while they are on water/air, making aquatic/air races against AI cars possible.
Some known custom boats and airplanes are Hydroplane, Waver, Cop-Ter and RC Volare.

External Car Viewer

RST has created a tool called R3-DCP, aka "Dynamic Car Previewer", that was posted on the RRR Racing Forum. This program can be used to preview Re-Volt cars without the use of the game.
A similar tool was made by Kfalcon, called "Car::Load," which is open source and just like R3-DCP, it doesn't affect the game.

Sources

See Also

Subcategories and Pages

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