It seems that every time a new console has launched since the PlayStation that a Ridge Racer has launched with it. With the recent release of the 3DS, Ridge Racer once again made its now common appearance. However, things were different this time. Ridge Racer on a Nintendo handheld? On 3D? At launch? - We hadn't seen this before, and so there were concerns. Thankfully, for Namco, these concerns were unfounded and Ridge Racer is one of the better launch games around.
Ridge Racer is the true form of arcade racer that we have all come to know and love. You take control of a car, drive it as fast as you can and race to the finish, all the time overtaking cars. The Ridge Racer formula is in full effect in this game with powerslides being the order of the day and boost also helping you overtake the other AI cars. If you have played a Ridge Racer game before, you know what this game is all about.