In Red Planet, you are at the controls of a Vectored Thrust Vehicle (VTV) racing back and forth in a confined corridor of a Martian mining canal. This is a death race and only the winner walks away alive……
A Red Planet racecourse is probably unlike anything you’ve ever been on. It’s not an oval, where all the vehicles travel in the same direction and attempt to be the first to cross the finish line.
It is better to think of a Red Planet course as a long corridor with goals at each end and you have to fly your VTV from one end to the other as many times as you can as fast as you can. The faster you complete the end-to-end run, the more points you will get. The pilot who has the most points at the end of the game is the winner.
What makes Red Planet so interesting though, is how the shape of the course makes the VTVs on it interact and interfere with each other during the race. Because the course is basically a narrow corridor on which the VTVs can only go up and back, pretty soon there are VTVs flying in BOTH directions and this can make things pretty scary! Add to this the fact that some of the courses have turns in them as well as many vertical changes, and you can see how the Red Planet racecourse can be a chaotic yet exhilarating environment.
Want to learn how to fly a VTV? Check out the tutorial from our friends over at Virtual World Entertainment, LLC.