'Hot Chix 'n' Gear Stix' is a high adrenalin 1970s chix and muscle car racer. This is another of the outdated games from Small Rockets released for free to the market, since they don’t support Windows XP or Vista. From its name you can guess that this is a male oriented game and it could even be offensive for some women.
The game goal is to become crowned the hottest chick around by winning every race within the Hot Chix championship. If you don't fancy your chances in the championship just yet, you can practice the tracks using the time trial mode. Here you can learn the best routes and find the fastest racing line without any other cars getting in your way.
The cars and chicks each have their own handling characteristics - so you may want to try them out first and see which one best suits you. Click on 'Car Select' to get into the car/chick selection screen. Use the left and right arrow buttons to select which car or chick you want to control. Once you are happy with your selection, click on 'race' to start the game.
If you're finding the going a little tough, try honing your driving skills in 'time trial' mode. Take into account that you must have accessed a track in championship mode to be able to play it in time trial mode. To select time trial mode click on 'mode select' and click on the left and right arrow buttons in the game section. This will toggle between 'time trial' and 'championship' mode.
Regarding controls, this game is designed to be played either from your PC keyboard, a Steering Wheel, or a regular Joystick. You’ll be able to control everything with a set of less than 15 keys.
Since it’s not a new game system requirements are pretty low, even more, it’s not a game designed for Windows XP or Vista. Here’s a list of minimum requirements for you to check whether or not your system meets them:
• Windows 95, Windows 98 & Windows ME
• IBM PC compatible processor - Pentium II 233 or equivalent
• 32Mb RAM
• Supported 3D Accelerator Card (4Mb minimum)
• 60MB Free hard disk space
• SoundBlaster or DirectSound compatible sound card
• Microsoft compatible Mouse
• Hot Chix 'n' Gear Stix supports Direct3D compatible cards with the following chipsets:
o 3Dfx Voodoo 1, 2, 3, 5, Rush, Banshee and Velocity
o 3D Labs Permedia 2, and Permedia 3
o Videologic PowerVR Neon 250
o ATI Rage Pro Turbo AGP, Rage Pro Turbo PCI, Rage LT Pro, Rage128, Rage 128 Pro, Rage MAXX
o Intel i740, Intel i810
o Matrox G200, G400
o Nvidia Riva 128, TNT, TNT2, Vanta, GeForce, Quadro, GeForce 2
o Rendition Verite V2x00
o S3 Savage 3D, Savage S4 and Savage2000
- It's available for free
- It's easy to learn how to play it
- It offers many control possibilities regarding to devices
- It isn't supported by Windows XP or Vista
- It's available only in English
- It isn't a multiplayer game