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Phat Slug is one of the many available standard cars in Re-Volt.

Performance

Phat Slug is a RWD configured Electric-operated car, classified under the Rookie rating.

As per the word 'phat' (a play on the word 'fat'), Phat Slug is large and heavy, which is one of the vehicle's advantages. Phat Slug weighs in at a massive 2.5 kilograms, setting the vehicle as the heaviest in its rating, narrowing surpassing BigVolt's mass by only 200 grams. This grants Phat Slug amazing resistance to Pickups with even the strongest items such as the Clone Pick Up or the Bomb doing very little to it. Its mass is considered an outlier, as most of its competitors weigh around 1.4 kilograms or less.

In terms of other benefits, Phat Slug also possesses great cornering ability. Its front wheels are capable of locking to its desired direction within less in a second, bestowing the vehicle with a commendable turning radius. This allows the vehicle to undertake corners without necessarily slowing down. Along with this, Phat Slug possesses satisfactory top speed, peaking at 31 mph (50 kph), a little under Dust Mite's top speed by the smallest of margins. Phat Slug's stability is also decent, which is accredited to its large shock absorbers and wheelbase.

However, Phat Slug also has disadvantages. Its grip leaves a lot to be desired, with its adhesion on the ground being unpredictable at times. This is mainly due to its RWD configuration. As such, Phat Slug demonstrates occasional problems with traction depending on the surface, not performing too well in the freezer section in SuperMarket 2 or the glass walkway in Museum 2.

As referenced in the word 'slug', Phat Slug's most detrimental flaw is easily its acceleration stat. Clocking in at an atrocious 1.4 m/s², Phat Slug suffers from being the slowest accelerating car in its rating, and one of the worst in the game to a broader extent. This is highly problematic, as every competitor in the Rookie rating has an acceleration stat that is at least acceptable or better, further isolating Phat Slug's performance to the rest of its rivals. Its poor acceleration stat makes it very difficult for Phat Slug to reach its respectable top speed. This is prevalent in a number of factors. Firstly, Phat Slug suffers from exiting corners. Despite its good turning radius, the vehicle still loses a noticeable amount of speed when turning in corners, forcing the vehicle to rely on its acceleration stat upon finishing corners. In addition, it has issues climbing various inclines such as the escalator in Museum 2. Here, the vehicle loses a significant amount of speed upon entering one, while at the same time navigating this section at a slower pace than many of its competitors. These attributes make Phat Slug a very sluggish car under many circumstances.

Overall, Phat Slug is a vehicle of extremes. It is known for being the heaviest car in the Rookie rating, thanks to its immense mass of 2.5 kilograms. The vehicle also has a remarkable turning radius, providing assistance on corners. On the other hand, the car suffers from having one of the worst acceleration stats in the game, in addition to its awkward grip. Due to almost all of its competitors having terrific acceleration stats, its horrific acceleration stat is considered an outlier. This unfortunately is prevalent enough to outweigh its advantages, ultimately making Phat Slug a very difficult car to win races with.

Additional Information

  • This car was unplayable in any of the Re-Volt demos, without using the box-swap trick.
  • This car does not need any method to unlock, as the car is given to the player at the start of the game.
  • The car was called "Phat Slag" during the development time and was later renamed accordingly. This was discovered by looking at the carinfo.txt of older demos and sketches found in the leaked Xbox source code.
  • Phat Slug's top speed in the mode Junior RC is 33 kph, and in Console, Arcade and Simulation 50 kph.
  • There is another version of it called Evil Phat, which doesn't exist in any game port. It was founded in Xbox version source code.
  • This car appears on the right wall in the Track Editor world along with Dust Mite, Col. Moss, Harvester, Dr. Grudge, R6 Turbo, Rotor and Cougar.

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See Also

Cars
Standard Cars Rookie RC BanditDust MitePhat SlugCol. MossHarvester
Dr. GrudgeVolken TurboSprinter XL
Amateur RC SanCandy PebblesGenghis KarAquasonicMouse
Advanced Evil WeaselPanga TCR6 TurboNY 54Bertha Ballistics
Semi-Pro Pest ControlAdeonPole PozZipperRotor
Pro CougarHummaToyecaAMWPanga
Console Cars Rookie BigVolt
Amateur RCLA 54Matra XL
Advanced BossVoltShockerSplatGroovster
Semi-Pro JG-7RG1RV Loco
Pro SNW 35Purp XLFulon X
Special Cars TrolleyClockwork WunClockwork TooClockwork TreeClockworkProbe UFOMystery
Demo Cars AcclaimCGWGame CenterGamespotIGN PCMc RCPC GamerPC XL8 RRiva TNT 2
DEV Cars BikeBirdCGWLoaded ChiquePC GamerPC XL8 RPoopooRiva TNT2
Unreleased Cars Abandoned designs of carsEvil CandyEvil PhatEvil ToyecaFerrari ModenaPemtoRC XZebraZEDZED/DONNIE
Custom Cars List

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